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Lecture: Indigenous voices in scientific debate

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Join us for an engaging conversation about the unique concerns and perspectives indigenous communities bring to the issue of climate change, and how the approaches that indigenous communities have taken to address the effects of climate change relate to human rights.

Panelists will discuss the role of traditional knowledge in developing responses to climate change, the ways in which indigenous communities have contributed to the larger scientific and policy dialogue, and efforts to protect indigenous peoples' rights under domestic policies and international treaties.

Presenters:    

Jose Aguto, Policy Advisor, Environment & Natural Resources, National Congress of American Indians

Marcos Orellana, Director, Human Rights and the Environment Program, Center for International Environmental Law

Chris Farley, National Climate Change Advisor, USDA Forest Service Tribal Partnerships on Climate Change

Moderator: Alan I. Leshner, Chief Executive Officer, AAAS and Executive Publisher, Science

"Indigenous Voices in Scientific Debate: Human Rights, the Environment and Climate Change," is brought to you by the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition.

6:00 p.m., January 23, 2012
American Association for the Advancement of Science
1200 New York Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20005

There is no fee for this event, please register online by January 13, 2012.