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Saturday, October 20 • 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Native People’s “Just Transition” to Clean Energy | Indigenous Forum
With immense untapped resources on their lands, First Peoples are at the razor’s edge of development of both clean and dirty energy, and they are also the first to experience the effects of climate change. Learn how Indigenous Peoples are leading the way in a “just transition” from a fossil fuel to a clean power economy, as we explore innovative approaches guided by traditional values. Leaders from rural and urban Indigenous communities will share practical strategies they have used to move away from fossil fuel dependence.

Moderated by Eriel Deranger (Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation) Executive Director of Indigenous Climate Action, and Featuring AlexAnna Salmon (Yup’ik) Village Council President Igiugig and Pebble Advisory Committee, Bristol Bay Native Corporation; and Melina Laboucan Massimo (Lubicon Cree First Nation), David Suzuki Foundation Research Fellow.

Workshop Speakers
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Eriel Tchekwie Deranger

Eriel Tchekwie Deranger, a Denesuline Indigenous activist, member of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) of Alberta, Canada, is Executive Director and co-founder of Indigenous Climate Action (ICA), Canada’s premier Indigenous-led climate justice organization. Deranger, who... Read More →
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Melina Laboucan-Massimo

Melina Laboucan-Massimo (Lubicon Cree), a Fellow at the David Suzuki Foundation and vocal advocate for Indigenous rights and environmental justice for 15+ years, was formerly a Climate and Energy Campaigner with Greenpeace Canada and the Indigenous Environmental Network. Melina also... Read More →
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AlexAnna Salmon

AlexAnna Salmon, of Yup’ik and Aleut ancestry, from Igiugig, Alaska, is an influential young Indigenous leader and President of the Igiugig Village Council (as well as the mother of six children). With an academic background in Native American Studies, Anthropology and Rural Development... Read More →


Saturday October 20, 2018 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Indigenous Forum