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Earth Ways: Indigenous Lifeways as a Human Right
April 21, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
In celebration of Earth Day, we are presenting the work of local Indigenous entrepreneurs while promoting the importance of entrepreneurship as a form of viable sustainability for Indigenous peoples in the 21st century.
There are many misconceptions about the role, identity, and work of Indigenous peoples around the world as both a human right of self-determination and a modern way of living. The contributors to this event represent a variety of indigenous and mixed-cultural backgrounds that embrace traditional values of centering respect for Earth and community sustainability in their work.
5:00 – 5:30 – Networking & Music
5:30 – 6:30 – Panel on 21st Century Indigenous Sustainability & Life – Four panelists from a variety of sectors will discuss how their projects support and are informed by Indigenous best-practices in sustainability.
6:30 – 7:00 – Transition and Music
7:00 – 8:30 – UNPFII Year in Review & Commemoration by Sâchem Wômpimeequin Wampatuck, Mattakeesett Tribe –Presentation of a one-year review on how a local MA tribe implemented the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Ongoing – Silent Auction – This auction of artwork and other items will support sending citizens of the Mattakeesett tribe to the 16th session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York