december, 2021

07dec12:00 pm1:00 pmIndigenous Environmental Justice & Resilience

Event Details

Learn about the ways traditional Indigenous knowledge is leading the way on design and implementation of climate solutions.

About this event

Join us for our final NYASG gathering of the year! Please note we’re switching things up for this event and moving to a shorter lunchtime slot – so bring your lunch alongside your questions! Per usual, we’ll begin with a little networking, with some added holiday cheer, so please join us at the top of the hour to connect with fellow NYASG members. More details below:

The impacts of climate change are profoundly unequal, placing further burdens on already vulnerable Indigenous communities who have been historically dispossessed of land and geographically overburdened with climate impacts. Solutions for climate resilience often prioritize Western scientific, technological, and economic fixes, perpetuating environmental injustice through the exclusion of Tribal voices and knowledge. Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) of Indigenous populations must be embedded into the design and implementation of climate solutions to promote more holistic, nature-based, and equitable resilience outcomes. Innovative frameworks like the Equitable Resilience Framework and WAMPUM Adaptation Framework present collaborative planning models that promote Indigenous capacity in decision-making and utilize TEK to enhance climate solutions.

Come learn from speakers:

  • Dr. Kelsey Leonard, Water scientist and protector and citizen of the Shinnecock Nation; representative of the Shinnecock Nation on the Mid-Atlantic Committee on the Ocean
  • Dr. Janelle Knox-Hayes, Associate Professor of Economic Geography and Planning Head, Environmental Policy Group, MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning

This event will take place on Zoom. We’ll send Zoom details to the email you register with before the event.


(Tuesday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm



Online presentation