THIRD UNM BIODIVERSITY WEBINAR:
The UNM Biodiversity Webinar Series—Fall 2020 with Senator Tom Udall serving as co-host will present the third webinar titled “Indigenous Kinship and Multispecies Justice” on Thursday, November 19. The webinar will be co-presented by the Indigenous Design + Planning Institute at UNM (iD+Pi) and the Species in Peril project at UNM. The webinar will open with a welcome message from Senator Tom Udall. Three Indigenous conservationists from Canada and the United States, Norma Kassi, Robin Wall Kimmerer, and President Fawn Sharp will be in conversation with moderator Elspeth Iralu, Visiting Assistant Professor of Indigenous Planning at UNM.
The webinar promises to be a wondrous journey through multispecies cosmologies and how such knowledge may inform public policy. The webinar is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. Please register here: https://unm.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_s7he_fOcTz-gtJe9cJ2GkA
We are also excited to share that the next issue of the Species in Peril e-letter vol. 1 no. 3 will focus exclusively on Indigenous knowledge and practices, and will include an original article by moderator of the upcoming webinar Elspeth Iralu; an interview Iralu is conducting with Indian anthropologist Dr. Dolly Kikon of the University of Melbourne; and other contributions. We are aiming to publish the e-letter in late November.
FOR NOW, OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE:
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Best wishes in this time of peril,
Director and Founder, Species in Peril project at UNM