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Hoodwinked in the Hothouse Part II: Frontline Voices of Indigenous Resistance to Climate False Solutions


Wednesday, October 27, 2021
6:00 p.m.– 8:00 p.m. EDT



This panel features Indigenous organizers from frontline communities that are disproportionately impacted by false solutions to the climate crisis. From Mapuche communities in Chile, to Diné communities in Southwest Turtle Island, climate false solutions such as nuclear power, megadams, fracking, and many more continue to cause displacement, contamination of land, food, & water, and disaster in Indigenous communities worldwide. 
Speakers will share stories from the frontlines about their efforts to stop the ongoing impacts of false climate solutions such as nuclear power and radioactive waste dumps, enhanced oil recovery for fracking in the Bakken Oil Shale, tree plantations & hydroelectric plants affecting Mapuche communities in Chile, and hydroelectric plants & mega dams built on the land of First Nations tribes in Quebec. We will also hear from a delegate of Minga Indígena, a collective & delegation of groups, organizations and communities from Indigenous nations throughout Abya Yala at upcoming COP 26.
Climate false solutions such as nuclear power, hydropower, biofuel, fracking and enhanced oil recovery, carbon offsets, carbon capture, biodiversity offsets, and nature based solutions are sold by corporations and NGOs alike as ways to combat climate change that also boost the economy. “Solutions” rooted in growth and profit will not solve the climate crisis and will continue to enact violence on the natural world and on frontline communities across the globe. 

This panel will focus on Indigenous organizations that are contributing to movements for systemic change and climate justice, led by frontline communities and nurtured through processes of resistance, resurgence and decolonization. 

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