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Sunday, October 22 • 9:47am - 10:12am
Cultural Resilience to Strengthen Our Communities and Defend the Earth
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Introduction by Cara Romero, Bioneers Indigeneity Program Director

Kandi Mossett (Mandan/Hidatsa/Arikara), Native Energy and Climate Campaign Organizer for the Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN), has emerged as a leading voice in the fight against environmental racism at Standing Rock and beyond. Kandi will share the powerful story of how her community drew on its cultural resilience to resist fracking in North Dakota, and how the re-assertion of tribal sovereignty, revitalization of language and restoration of traditional foodways can point the way to a just transition to a clean energy future for all of us.

Keynotes
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Kandi Mossett

Indigenous Environmental Network
Kandi Mossett (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara), the Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN)’s Lead Organizer on its Extreme Energy and Just Transition Campaign, has emerged as a leading voice in the fight to bring visibility to the impacts climate change and environmental injustice have on Indigenous communities across North America as well as internationally. Ms. Mossett began her work with IEN as its Tribal Campus Climate Challenge Coordinator. | | To read more about Kandi Mossett's work... Read More →

Workshop Speakers
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Cara Romero

Cara Romero (Chemehuevi), Program Director of the Bioneers Indigenous Knowledge Program, previously served her Mojave-based tribe in several capacities, including as: first Executive Director at the Chemehuevi Cultural Center, a member of the tribal council, and Chair of the Chem... Read More →


Sunday October 22, 2017 9:47am - 10:12am
Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium (VMA)