Indigenous Knowledge and Climate Justice in a Pandemic-Prone World, with Dina Gilio-Whitaker

Event Date: 

Friday, May 14, 2021 - 4:00pm

Event Date Details: 

Keynote Address: "Indigenous Knowledge and Climate Justice in a Pandemic-Prone World" 

Dina Gilio-Whitaker, M.A. 
Friday, May 14th at 4:00 PDT
Five hundred years of the colonial remaking of landscapes of most of the world’s continents have ravaged the planet in monumental ways. Empire-building has clearly benefitted people of Europe’s imperial projects while bringing catastrophic change to indigenous populations. The fallout of imperialism and all its attendant technologies has brought humankind to an existential crisis, with climate change and now pandemics as interlinked threats. This talk will bring together these issues, highlighting the wisdom contained in Indigenous knowledge systems as a way to imagine a sustainable human future.
Dina Gilio-Whitaker (Colville Confederated Tribes) is a lecturer of American Indian Studies at California State University, San Marcos, and an independent consultant and educator in environmental justice policy planning. She is the author of As Long as Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice from Colonization to Standing Rock (2019) and co-author with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz of “All the Real Indians Died Off”: And 20 Other Myths About Native Americans (2016).