Posted by: bdejarne | August 22, 2011


May 23-24 Indigenous Communities and Climate Change Conference

The University of Oregon and its Robert D. Clark Honors College is hosting a student-focused conference on “Indigenous People, Climate Change, and Environmental Knowledge.”  There is no registration fee to participate. If you plan to attend the event and have any questions, email or For a full schedule of events, click here. You are also invited to participate in the UO Climate Change Research Symposium, which will take place during the day on Wednesday, May 23.

Keynote Address – Wednesday May 23, 2012 at 7 pm at the Many Nations Longhouse

Dr. Daniel Wildcat, Haskell Indian Nations University

Dr. Daniel Wildcat is a Professor of American Indian Studies at Haskell Indian Nations University.  He has worked extensively on climate change issues and has been instrumental in creating opportunities for students to research climate, science, and cultural topics.

Larry Merculieff, Seven Generations Consulting

Larry Merculieff has almost four decades of experience serving his people, the Aleuts of the Pribilof Islands and other Alaska Native peoples in a number of capacities.  He works on climate and environmental issues, has won numerous honors and awards, and is currently part of Seven Generations Consulting and the Deputy Director of the Alaska Native Science Commission.

The conference is sponsored by the Americas in a Globalized World Big Idea at the University of Oregon, with additional funding from the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, the College of Arts and Sciences, Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, Robert D. Clark Honors College, Latin American Studies, Environmental Studies Program, Climate Change Research Group, and other campus units. For more information, click here for details or contact the organizer: Mark Carey.



  1. Enjoyed hearing Wildcat and Mercullief on our Jefferson Public Radio this morning. Wish I could come, and hope lots of students participate.
    I wrote down these words in my quotes collection: We have created a mass culture of insulated ignorance” Thanks ,Daniel for those words.

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