- Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 5:15PM - 9:00PM
- 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. INCCS 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