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Social Science and Public Policy

Ray Smith Symposium Lectures: Indigenous Resilience, Climate Change, & the Environmental Humanities

November 12, 2023 at 1:00pm4:45pm

Eggers Hall, 220

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Ray Smith Symposium 2023–2024: Indigenous Resilience, Climate Change, and the Environmental Humanities.

  • 1:00 pm: Ohen:ton Karihwatehkwen: Thanksgiving Address and Opening Remarks 
    • Neal Powless (Onondaga, Eel Clan), Syracuse University Ombuds
  • 1:20 pm: Remarks on behalf of the Center for Global Indigenous Cultures & Environmental Justice
    • Scott Manning Stevens (Akwesasne Mohawk, Bear Clan), director, Native American and Indigenous studies
  • 1:30 pm: Welcome Address 
    • Chie Sakakibara, associate professor, geography and the environment
  • 1:40 pm: Introduction of Speakers
    • Melissa Chipman (Cherokee descent), assistant professor, earth and environmental sciences
  • 1:45 pm: Talk and Q&A with Rosemary Ahtuangaruak (Iñupiaq), activist and educator
  • 2:45 pm: Talk and Q&A with Brandon Lazore (Onondaga, Snipe Clan), artist
  • 3:45 pm: Talk and Q&A with Linda Infante Lyons (Alutiiq/Sugpiaq), artist

The symposium was made possible with generous support from the College of Arts & Sciences; Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs; Humanities Center; Humanities Council; Center for Global Indigenous Cultures & Environmental Justice; the Environment, Sustainability, and Policy Program; the Departments of Geography & the Environment; Earth and Environmental Sciences; Art & Music Histories; Anthropology; English; Religion, History, Sociology, and Nutrition & Food Studies; the Environmental Storytelling Series of CNY & the Engaged Humanities Network; SUNY ESF Center for Native Peoples & the Environment; and the Skä•noñh Great Law of Peace Center. We also greatly appreciate the contributions of our mentors and collaborators of the Haudenosaunee community to this symposium, and acknowledge with respect the Onondaga Nation, firekeepers of the Haudenosaunee, the Indigenous people on whose ancestral lands Syracuse University now stands.

This event was first published on October 7, 2023 and last updated on November 10, 2023.