The Draft Mystic Lake Declaration is now available for your review!
We thank you for your participation and support of the Workshop, and look forward to working with all of you to build on what we've accomplished at Mystic Lake!
Native Peoples Native Homelands Climate Change Workshop II
An Indigenous Response to the Challenge
November 18–21, 2009
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, Prior Lake, MN
On the homelands of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
Co-Chairs: Dr. Dan Wildcat (Haskell Indian Nations University) &Winona LaDuke (Honor the Earth)
More than ten years ago, Indigenous peoples came together at the first Native Peoples/Native Homelands Climate Change Workshop with the urgent message that global warming would have the greatest impact on the world's peoples and cultures most closely tied to the land.
This fall, just a few weeks before world leaders meet in Copenhagen for climate change talks, Indigenous peoples will gather for a second Climate Change Workshop. At this critical juncture in history, we will come together to share climate change knowledge and current impacts, develop avenues for meaningful inclusion in policy and discuss proactive strategies for mitigation, adaptation and building resilience in our tribal communities.
Please join the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Nation’s Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC), Haskell Indian Nations University, Honor the Earth, Indigenous Environmental Network, and Intertribal Council on Utility Policy November 18–21, 2009 at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel on the land of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community in Prior Lake, Minnesota for the Native Peoples and Native Homelands Climate Change Workshop II.
The Native Peoples Native Homelands Climate Change Workshop II will bring together Tribal College and University students and staff with Native peoples from throughout the world to play an active role in the development of climate change policy, assessment and research. An important focus of the workshop will be on identifying and sharing strategies for mitigation and adaptation in tribal communities.
Areas of impact, mitigation and adaptation to be considered in the workshop will include clean energy, housing, water, traditional plants and medicine, sacred lands and sites, natural resources, subsistence economies, local and Indigenous foods, and practical means to create resilience, health and a positive future for generations yet to come.
Who Should Attend?
Tribal College and University students, faculty, and staff; Native American, Native Hawaiian and Alaska Native leaders and groups involved in climate change and energy work; Tribal elders and youth. Climate scientists and scholars are invited to join us.
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