Webinar: Indigenous Rights and Climate Change

Date: 
Thu, 4 May,
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Climate Action Network Canada is launching a new webinar-workshop series. These will be skill-building opportunities - webinars designed to give members of the Canadian climate community the context and detailed understanding necessary to speak to the many and multifaceted pieces of the climate solutions puzzle. Climate Action Network webinars will cover a diverse range of topics and speakers, from indigenous rights to municipal action to methane regulations to international climate policy! Beginning May 4th, webinar-workshops will take place every second Thursday for 90 minutes, from 2pm - 3:30pm ET.

Indigenous Rights and Climate Change features speakers Eriel Tchekwie Deranger, Kim Scott, and Danika Billie Rose Littlechild. 

Eriel Tchekwie Deranger is an Indigenous rights advocate and member of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN), Treaty 8 of Northern Alberta, Canada. She works to raise awareness about the negative climate, human and Indigenous rights impacts of the extractive industry in her Nations traditional lands and territory. Eriel is a founder of Indigenous Climate Action, a national Indigenous civil society vehicle to push for a united Indigenous climate action strategy in Canada. Eriel has worked with various Indigenous and non¬ Indigenous organizations, including the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations, Indigenous Environmental Network, Sierra Club, Rainforest Action Network and the UN Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change. She is married and mother of two and currently resides in Edmonton, AB.

Kim Scott is the Director of Research and Policy Coordination for the Assembly of First Nations. Her career spans a broad spectrum of activity related to public health, international and community development, governance, children and families. Ms. Scott holds a Master of Science from the University of Waterloo, is a lifelong student of traditional medicine, and is a member of the Ottawa Renewable Energy Cooperative. In 2011, she reduced her carbon footprint (http://myfootprint.org) by over thirty percent and is on a quest to live as though there is only one earth.

Danika Billie Rose Littlechild is a Cree lawyer from Neyaskweyak (Ermineskin Cree Nation), in Maskwacis Alberta, Treaty No. 6 territory. Born and raised in Maskwacis, Danika works with Indigenous Peoples in Treaties 6, 7 & 8 (Alberta), in Canada and internationally. Danika’s law practice focuses on Indigenous law, environmental law and international law.  Danika currently serves on the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Advisory Committee on Climate Action and the Environment, and since 2007 has served on AFN's National Water Technical Advisory Committee. Danika is currently consulting legal counsel with the International Indian Treaty Council (www.treatycouncil.org), through which she has extensively engaged in various United Nations mechanisms, treaty bodies and special procedures -  including in particular multilateral environmental agreements and human rights conventions. Danika is the Vice-President of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO. Danika was the recipient in 2015 of the Esquao Award (honouring Indigenous Women in Alberta) and was also a recipient of the Alberta Aboriginal Role Models Award for Justice in the same year. She is passionate about the rights of Indigenous Peoples (in particular children, women and Elders) and the environment, especially water.

Register for the webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5885072598129095938

Organized by Climate Action Network Canada.