Indigenous EJ Symposium Agenda

Working Agenda Indigenous Environmental Justice Knowledge Sharing

Helliwell Centre
Osgoode Hall Law School
York University, Toronto, ON
Thursday May 26, 2016

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8:00am Registration
9:00am Opening Prayer & Welcoming Remarks

Debby Danard, Lorne Sossin (Dean, Osgoode Hall Law School), Noël Sturgeon (Dean, Faculty of Environmental Studies)

9:15am Introduction to the Symposium

Professor Deborah McGregor & Professor Ruth Koleszar-Green



Water (Nibi) Justice and Law

Josephine Mandamin, Sue Chiblow, Lynzii Taibossigai, Autumn Peltier

10:30am Morning Break & Networking
10:45am Environmental Noxiousness, Racial Inequalities & Community Health Project (ENRICH)

Professor Ingrid Waldron, Grandmothers Dorene Bernard, Annie Clair

11:45am Honouring My Grandmothers and Grandfathers & Deshkan Ziibing, Our River

Remarks from artist Nancy Deleary

12:00pm Lunch & Networking
1:00pm Climate Change, Traditional Knowledge & Environmental Justice

Professor Kyle Whyte

2:00pm Young Peoples Roundtable on Environmental Justice

M'Chigeeng Lil'Sisters (Julie Panamick-Ense & Natashia Bebonang), Sydney Nolan, Jacey Chiblow Moderated by Kathleen Padulo

2:45pm Injustice of Alberta’s Blood Oil: Bernard Ominayak and Cynthia Tomlinson (Lubicon Cree of Northern Alberta). Chaired by Professor Dawn Martin-Hill
3:15pm Afternoon Break & Networking
3:30pm Pipelines and Sacred Sites

Arvol Looking Horse and Dallas Goldtooth Chaired by Professor Dawn Martin-Hill

4:00pm Round Table on Indigenous Environmental Justice and Law

Moderated by Professor Dayna Scott

5:00pm Reflections & Summary

Discussion led by: Professor Kristie Dotson, Quinn Meawasige & Taryn Bobbiwash

5:30pm Reception & Networking
6:30pm Haudenosaunee Concepts of Environment and Justice

Professor Dan Longboat

7:30pm Closing

Debby Danard