transitions conference 2016

Transitions: Towards a Post Carbon Future 
A conference discussing indigenous frontline resistance to extractavism and local activism. 

Location: EV Auditorium 1.615
Date: November 5, 2016

Keynote speaker Freda Huson from Unist’ot’en Camp. 
Freda Huson is the official spokesperson for Unist’ot’en Camp. 
“The Unis’tot’en (C’ihlts’ehkhyu / Big Frog Clan) are the original Wet’suwet’enYintah Wewat Zenli distinct to the lands of the Wet’suwet’en (or so called Northern British Columbia). The camp is came out of an initiative to protect indigenous land in resistance to energy extraction projects. The Unis’tot’en recent history includes taking action to protect their lands from Lions Gate Metals at their Tacetsohlhen Bin Yintah, and building a cabin and resistance camp at Talbits Kwah at Gosnell Creek and Wedzin Kwah (Morice River which is a tributary to the Skeena and Bulkley River) from seven proposed pipelines from Tar Sands Gigaproject and LNG from the Horn River Basin Fracturing Projects in the Peace River Region.” 

Screenings of short films made through Wapikoni Mobile 
“Wapikoni Mobile is an award-winning non-profit organization based in Montreal. The organization provides mentorship and training in audiovisual creation and filmmaking to Aboriginal youth in Canada in the hopes of creating jobs and educational opportunities in the film industry.” 

Workshops featuring Sprouting Minds, The Leap Manifesto and Dr. Damon Matthews

This conference will be held in English, please contact us 48 hours in advance if you would like to request whisper translation to French. 

There will be a 5 a 7 to launch this conference the night before! https://www.facebook.com/events/1768413370078672/ 

This event is taking place on Kanien’kehá:ka territory.

 

Schedule:

9:30 am Coffee and pastries served in front of FOFA Gallery EV 1.715

10:00 am Keynote Presentation in EV 1.615

Freda Huson is the official spokesperson for Unist’ot’en Camp. An initiative to protect indigenous land in resistance to energy extraction projects. The Unis’tot’en camp’s recent history includes building a cabin and resistance camp at Talbits Kwah at Gosnell Creek and Wedzin Kwah in the path of several proposed pipelines from Tar Sands Gigaproject and LNG from the Horn River Basin Fracturing Projects in the Peace River Region.

12:00 pm Free Lunch catered by the Hive, served in EV 3.760

1:00 pm Workshops

EV 1.615 – Dr. Damon Matthews: Climate Science and debunking Climate Myths

EV 2.785 – Sprouting Minds: Divest and Decolonize your plate

EV 2.645 – Divest McGill: Local student activists discussing their tactics

EV 3.760 – Leap Manifesto: Caring for the Earth and One Another

2:30 pm Film Screenings in EV 1.615

Wapikoni Mobile is an audiovisual and music studio on wheels, which has been travelling to indigenous communities across Quebec and abroad, since 2004. This unique studio showcases First Nations perspectives through film and music.

3:00 pm Closing remarks