Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

April 4, 2012

Watch live: Rights of Mother Earth Haskell

Speakers Robert Yazzie, Mona Polacca,
Kandi Mossett and Dan Wildcat
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April 4 -- 6, 2012
Watch live today, the Rights of Mother Earth conference, in Haskell, Kansas.
Listen to the audio at Earthcycles:
Indigenous Environmental Network live blog:
Thank you!

Rights of Mother Earth, Haskell, Kansas, Schedule:

Wednesday, April 4
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Welcome: Dr. Daniel Wildcat, Dean of Social Natural Sciences

Introduction: Tom BK Goldtooth, Executive Director, Indigenous Environmental Network

9:30 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.
Wild Law: A Manifesto for Earth Justice - Cormac Cullinan, Environmental Attorney, S. Africa

10:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.
What is Wild Law and Rights of Nature: New Constructs of Self Determination - Ben Price, Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund

11:00 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
Global Voices on Rights of Mother Earth: Marlon Santi, Sarayaku, Ecuador - MKalani Souza, Pacific Islands and Others

11:25 a.m. - 12:05 a.m.
Environmental Law, Federal Indian Law, Cultural Heritage, and Rights of Mother Earth: Dean Suagee, Native Attorney, Washington D.C.

12:05 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.
Foundations for Indigenous Thought Renee Gurneau

12:35 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Setting the Framework for Working Groups: Kandi Mossett, IEN Staff

4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Report Back from Working Groups Facilitators

4:30 p.m. - 5: 30 p.m.
Open Mic: Response from Conference Participants

Introduction to the Day and Agenda Review: Tom BK Goldtooth
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Spiritual Introspective

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Continuation of Spiritual Dialogue

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Navajo Nation Policy - The Peace Keepers: Robert Yazzie, attorney and educator, Dine College

1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Rights of Indigenous Nations, Its Peoples & Lands: Steven Newcomb, author

2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Perspectives from Alaska, Alannah Hurley
Perspectives from the Tar Sands, Clayton Thomas-Muller, Canadian Indigenous Tar Sands Campaign

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Open Mic: Reflection Dialogue


9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Opening Prayer / Song / Haskell Drum Group
It’s Time For Indigenous Solutions: Dr. Daniel Wildcat

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Ecuadorian Process Defending Indigenous Territories With Rights of Mother Earth: Patricia Gualinga Montalvo, Spiritual Indigenous Leader, Sarayaku, Ecuador

10:45 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
The Global Approach, Rio+20, and the United Nations

11:20 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Perspectives From Our Youth & Students

1:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
What’s Next? Strategic Planning and Development for Rights of Mother Earth, Our Grassroots Organizations and Tribal Leadership

4:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
A Call to Action: Tom BK Goldtooth

4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Reflection and Analysis
Closing Prayer / Song / Drum Group

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