Call for Proposals: NMU 2008 Indigenous Earth Day Summit
Northern Michigan University is seeking presentation proposals for the 2008 Indigenous Earth Day Summit to be held at NMU April 22-23. This summit is made possible by the Center for Native American Studies, the Environmental Science Program and the Office of International Programs.
This summit will function as a call to action on Indigenous environmental issues in the Great Lakes area, on Turtle Island and around the world.
An Aboriginal Australian delegation from the Traditional Knowledge Revival Pathways project (see http://www.tkrp.com.au/) will be featured as keynote presenters and will provide musical entertainment.
Presentations should ultimately include ideas on how to address Indigenous environmental concerns. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following.
– Traditional Ecological Knowledge (T.E.K.)
– Education and Indigenous environmental concerns
– History of industrialism, industrial threats, Indigenous peoples and the Earth
– Economic globalization and Indigenous peoples
– Indigenous languages and the Earth
– Solutions in Indigenous cultures to environmental problems
– Indigenous subsistence rights and protection of sacred land
– Global poisoning and the impact on Indigenous peoples
– Climate change and its impact on Indigenous peoples
A variety of presentations are encouraged (music, art, films as well as papers and panels).
Activists, Native elders and Native community members are strongly encouraged to submit proposals.
Proposals should be 150-300 words in length.
Deadline for submissions has been extended to Monday, March 17, 2008.
(attachments should only be in Microsoft Word or as a PDF)
Subject line: Indigenous Earth Day Summit Proposal
Center for Native American Studies
Northern Michigan University
1401 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette, MI 49855
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