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Land, Legacy, and Climate Change

Time Monday 27 May, 2024 at 10:00 - 12:00
Place UNI Galaxen - Sirius

The Arctic Centre and Várdduo are pleased to invite to a seminar with Jebunnessa Chapola, University of Regina, Canada, and Ranjan Datta, Mount Royal University, Alberta, Canada.


Jebunnessa Chapola and Ranjan Datta.

The seminar will explore the impacts of climate change on Indigenous and Racialized women, highlighting the critical role of land-based education in climate change mitigation and the implications of land acknowledgements and Indigenous perspectives on land ownership. It will reflect critically on the intersections of gender, race, and environmental justice.

Additionally, the seminar will delve into community disaster research, emphasising the importance of adopting decolonial perspectives, especially in engagements with Indigenous communities. It will discuss the priority of dismantling colonial frameworks and centring Indigenous knowledge systems and experiences. The multifaceted responsibilities involved, include acknowledging historical injustices and actively involving Indigenous communities in research design and decision-making processes to honour Indigenous sovereignty and prioritise community well-being and self-determination.


Jebunnessa Chapola,PhD, is at the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Regina, Canada.

Ranjan Datta, PhD, is a Canada Research Chair in Community Disaster Research at Indigenous Studies in the Department of Humanities at Mount Royal University, Alberta, Canada.

Event type: Seminar
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