Indigenous Perspectives on the Occupy Movement

 

Tom B.K. Goldtooth is the Executive Director of the Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN), headquartered at Bemidji, Minnesota. A social change activist within the Native American community for over 30 years, he has become an environmental and economic justice leader, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. Tom co-produced an award winning documentary film, Drumbeat For Mother Earth, which addresses the affects of bio-accumulative chemicals on indigenous peoples, and is active with many environmental and social justice organizations besides IEN. Tom is a policy advisor on environmental protection, climate mitigation, and adaptation. Tom co-authored the REDD Booklet on the risks of REDD within indigenous territories and a member of the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change — the indigenous caucus within the UNFCCC.

What does it mean to ‘Occupy already occupied lands?’. How does Occupy relate to 500 years of resistance on Turtle Island? Please join speakers Tom B.K. Goldtooth, Clayton Thomas-Muller and Leanne Simpson with MC Tannis Nielson to explore and discuss these dynamics of the Occupy movement.

Next forum:
(de)Occupy Talks: Big Oil, Tar Sands and ‘Ethics’
Tuesday, March 20th, 7 pm
Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor St. W.
https://www.facebook.com/events/324715747576088/

For videos of past panels and updates on future panels, join Occupy Talks on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Occupy-Talks/276821545707071?sk=wall&filter=1

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