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How Indigenous People View Climate Change

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Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 9:30am to 10:30pm
Miami Friends Meeting
1185 Sunset Dr
Coral Gables, FL, FL
United States
The title of my presentaion is: Conflict and sustainability in a changing environment: Throught the eyes of communities
I will mostly speak and read from my book so no AV needed. I hope the words will visualize the context.
My objective is to share with you a view of climate change from indigenous peoples, whom are closest to nature. And demonstrate how that view conflict with our western view of climate change.
Gwendolyn Smith is a PhD. in conflict analysis and resolution at Nova Southeastern University, USA. She is a biologist who has focused on grass roots conflicts in conservation in Latin America since the early 1990s. After negotiating in the United Nations Convention of Biological Diversity for two years, she became a community development practitioner working with indigenous peoples in the Amazonian rainforest in 2004. Her research examines the worldview conflicts of indigenous peoples when participating in development-related climate change projects.