November 12th, 2020 – Indigenous Worldviews, Climate Change and the Way Forward for Northern Trappers with Dr. Priscilla Settee & Dr. Sheryl Lightfoot


Event Description:

Disappearing habitats and shrinking biodiversity are having grave and irreversible consequences for the world’s Indigenous people. Dr. Priscilla Settee has been working with Indigenous trappers in the North to explore the ways that climate change is impacting their livelihoods, food systems and environments. In this talk, Dr. Settee will present the findings of her research, highlighting the immense knowledge and unique worldviews of her Indigenous research partners and bringing forward their broader messages to humanity. She will also showcase alternate approaches to climate adaptation posed by Cree and other Indigenous peoples, and explore ways that research and development can support those approaches.

This is a partnership event with Indigenous Research Support Initiative.

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Date: Thursday, November 12th, 2020 (PST)
Time: 10 a.m. to 11:30 am

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About the Presenters:


Dr. Priscilla Settee

Dr. Priscilla Settee is Swampy Cree from Cumberland House in Saskatchewan. She works on Indigenous, women’s and Indigenous food sovereignty rights. She is professor of Indigenous studies at the University of Saskatchewan, adjunct professor at the University of Manitoba’s Natural Resources Institute and a David Suzuki Foundation Fellow (2019-2020). She is author and editor of numerous publications and most recently co-edited the 2020 book “Indigenous Food Systems Cases, Concepts and Conversations.”


Dr. Sheryl Lightfoot

Sheryl Lightfoot is Canada Research Chair of Global Indigenous Rights and Politics and Associate Professor, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs and the Department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia.

As one of the world’s experts in global Indigenous politics, Sheryl’s research specializes in complex questions of Indigenous peoples’ rights and how those rights are being claimed and negotiated in various political spaces. Her work explores both practical and theoretical aspects of implementation of Indigenous rights globally as well as in comparative domestic and regional contexts.

Sheryl also currently serves as Senior Advisor to the UBC President on Indigenous Affairs. Sheryl is Anishinaabe from the Lake Superior Band of Ojibwe, enrolled at the Keweenaw Bay Community in northern Michigan.

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