Overview

Wednesday, December 6* – Friday, December 8, 2017
Memorial Union // Ventana
1290 S. Normal Ave., Tempe, AZ 85287
ASU Tempe campus


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ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.
Walk-in registrations are welcome; see rates below.

*No refunds will be provided.  However, attendee substitutions are allowed.*

Extreme weather and climate events have increased over the past 50 years and Indigenous peoples are among the most vulnerable to the adverse effects because they are often inextricably tied to their land. As a result, climate change not only threatens the landscape, but also cultural identity. Indigenous peoples have used traditional knowledge to mitigate climate disruptions and to adapt to the changing environment. However, policy discussions have failed to adequately address climate impacts on cultural heritage, and the rapid rate of climate disruptions continues to threaten indigenous cultures and communities with alarming speed. This conference will build on the discussions of climate change, adaptation, and traditional knowledge by focusing specifically on climate impacts on tribal cultural heritage.

We will bring together tribal leadership and members, scientists, scholars, attorneys and activists to discuss climate change threats and challenges faced by indigenous communities.  The goal is to share knowledge and resources with tribal representatives to respond to threats to cultural heritage by addressing:  Is cultural heritage a human right, and why is tribal cultural heritage important?  How does climate change impact tribal cultural heritage? How can tribal communities maintain cultural heritage in the face of changing climate risks?  Attendees will participate in sessions that focus on identifying obstacles and proposing solutions to these challenges.

*Note: December 6 is evening only and will feature Before The Flood by Fisher Stevens. This film features Leonardo DiCaprio with contributions by many scientists and researchers from around the world, who meet and discuss the reality of climate change in various locations on five continents as they witness climate change firsthand.

On the evening of December 7, there will be a staged reading of nationally acclaimed playwright Mary Kathryn Nagle ’s play, Fairly Traceable. This play tells the story of two young attorneys – one a citizen of the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma, the other a citizen of the Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribe in southern Louisiana – who are both fighting to save their Tribal Nations and families from climate change.  Click here to read reviews.

 

  • State Bar of Arizona does not approve CLE activities, however, this activity may qualify for approximately 7 credit hours, plus 1.5 credit hours for the Fairly Traceable play. Total of 8.5 credit hours.

 Conference Rates:
Attorney CLE Early Bird (extended until 11/15) $ 150
Attorney CLE Standard (until 12/4) $ 200
 Attorney CLE Walk-In $ 250
Non-Attorney Early Bird (until 11/15) $ 25
Non-Attorney Standard (until 12/4) $ 40
Non-Attorney Walk-In $ 50
*printed materials at additional $25 – (online PDF materials will be available for download to registered attendees day of conference)


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Conference Hosts and Planning Committee:
Patty Ferguson-Bohnee, Indian Legal Program, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
Anne Marie Chischilly, Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals, Northern Arizona University
Adam Markham, Union of Concerned Scientists 

Conference Coordinator:
Jennifer Williams, Legal Assistant, Indian Legal Program
Email: Jennifer.H.Williams@asu.edu or (480) 727-0420

 

As part of Arizona State University’s commitment to creating a sustainable campus, we aim to reduce the environmental impact of this event by reducing the program’s negative environmental impacts while increasing the program’s positive economic effects, including recycling and waste management, green purchasing, and the use of local and organic foods, among others.


Imagery generously provided by a team of community artists who took part in a global mural series entitled “Water Writes,” which shed light on water issues locally. Several Water Writes murals are located in California, El Salvador, South Africa, and this specific wall mural is located at downtown Phoenix, AZ. This innovative collaboration includes Black Mesa Water Coalition and the Estria Foundation.

Artists:
Mario Alba
Ramon Aguirre
David Alvarez
Jules Badoni
Averian Chee
Lalo Cota
Angel Diaz
Xochitl Enrique
Edgar Fernandez
Jeremy Fields
Ivan Garcia
KEISR
Remy
Sinek
Jeff Slim
Kim Smith


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THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE SPONSORS THAT MADE THIS EVENT POSSIBLE: