April 21 Wednesday

Indigenous Nations and Climate Change Summit

  • Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 5:15PM - 9:00PM
  • Online
  • Open To The YLS Community Only
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The Indigenous Nations & Climate Change Summit ​(INCCS) ​will convene distinguished experts, leaders, practitioners, and ​Indigenous ​nations ​to discuss critical climate change topics from April 21-23, 2021. Over the course of three evenings, INCCS will host a series of panels and interactive sessions on contemporary climate change topics facing Indigenous communities including treaty rights, ​extractive fossil fuel leasing, green finance, ​climate adaptation ​and resiliency in Indian Country, food sovereignty, and Indigenous-led environmental justice initiatives. INCC​S ​will present these discussions ​along two themes, Resistance ​and Resilience, and will​ highlight the ​trailblazing work of Indigenous peoples​ and ​address areas in need of improvement. INCCS is an inclusive event open to ​all Indigenous community members, students, and professionals.

Featured speakers include renowned leaders such as Winona LaDuke of Honor the Earth, Jodi Archambault – President Obama’s former Special Assistant for Native American Affairs, and Riyaz Kanji – a leading litigator on behalf of Indian nations and counsel for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation in the recent U.S. Supreme Court case McGirt v. Oklahoma.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, INCCS is entirely virtual.

We look forward to having you!

Co-Director, Kelly McClure, Yale Law School
Co-Director, Emily Harwell, Cornell Law School