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Keeping Our Focus on the Climate Crisis in the Time of COVID-19


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This IITC webinar will feature Indigenous presenters working in their homelands and internationally to address climate change, its causes and impacts.   The presenters will share information about how their efforts have been impacted by COVID-19 as well as how some countries have used the pandemic to implement projects and policies that directly contribute to the Climate Crisis.



  • Introductory remarks by Moderator, Roberto Borrero, United Confederation of Taino People (Caribbean Region)
  • Frank Ettawageshik, Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Elder and technical advisor, National Congress of American Indians Inter-tribal task force on Climate Change
  • Pasang Dolma Sherpa, Nepal, Co-chair of the Facilitative Working Group for the UN Framework on Climate Change Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform
  • Robinson Lopez, Inga Nation, Colombia, Director for Climate Change and Biodiversity, COICA (Indigenous Coordinating Body for the Amazon Basin)
  • Anders Oskal, Sami, Secretary General, Association of World Reindeer Herders, Norway
  • Andrea Carmen, Yaqui, IITC Executive Director, North America Indigenous Peoples representative, Facilitative Working Group for the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform, UNFCCC

Please click on https://www.iitc.org/online-trainings-webinars/ to download the materials for this webinar


English/Spanish interpretation will be provided. Click here for information on how to use Zoom’s webinar interpretation feature. 

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June 19, 2020
11:00 am – 12:30 pm MST
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