People of the Land: Dialogue series with the Mapuche Territorial Alliance, Sep. 22 & 23, 2015

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Tuesday, September 22 & 23: People of the Land: Dialogue series with the Mapuche Territorial Alliance

People of the Land: Dialogue series with the Mapuche Territorial Alliance will bring together two Indigenous leaders from the Mapuche Nation – Alberto Curamil and Miguel Melin – with Indigenous activists and scholars from North America to exchange ideas and share experiences about land recuperation, opposition to extractive industries on their traditional territories, customary law, and Indigenous childhood, language, and education.

The Mapuche Territorial Alliance (ATM) is one of the grassroots organizations based on the ancestral territory of the Mapuche Nation in the South of Chile – the Gulu Mapu, or west side of the Andes. The ATM’s core mission is the full defense of Mapuche inherent rights, especially with regard to the protection of the territory and the natural environment.

Everyone welcome, but RSVP to Magdalena, mugarte@interchange.ubc.ca, for lunch on September 23.
Tuesday, September 22

2-4pm Panel on land recuperation: Yes, the discussion has always been about land
With Kanahus Manuel (Secwepemc Nation) and Chief Ian Campbell (Squamish Nation)

Liu Institute for Global Issues – Multipurpose Room
6476 North West Marine Drive

5-7pm Planting Poverty: Film screening and discussion about the impacts of the forestry industry on Indigenous lands
With Andrea Lyall (Kwakwa_ka_’wakw Nation), Aboriginal Coordinator, Faculty of Forestry, UBC

Simon K. Y. Lee Global Lounge – Media Centre
Building 1  2205 Lower Mall

Light refreshments provided.
Wednesday, September 23

10am-12pm Panel on Indigenous customary law: Strengthening Indigenous legal orders from within
With Sheryl Lightfoot (Anishinaabe Nation, UBC) and Angeline Nyce (Nisg_a’a nation)
1-3pm Panel on Indigenous childhood: Language and cultural revitalization through Indigenous knowledge
With Jo-ann Archibald (Sto:lo and St’at’imc Nations), Faculty of Education, UBC
Venue for both panels: Sty-Wet-Tan Great Hall, First Nations Longhouse

Lunch provided from 12-1 PM. RSVP required for lunch; send to Magdalena: mugarte@interchange.ubc.ca

Source: The Talking Stick: News and Information from the First Nations Longhouse, September 15, 2015

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