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Indigenous Leadership in the Emerging Green Economy: Mining, Silicon Valley, and Global Environmenta

When:
Thursday, Jun 24, 2021 9:00 AM
Where:
Virtual Event
More Info:
Indigenous Leadership in the Emerging Green Economy: Mining, Silicon Valley, an…
Audience:
General Public
Sponsor:
the organizations listed below.

Global efforts to advance clean energy and a green economy require conversations about justice, fairness and equity. For this half-day symposium, Indigenous leaders from around the world are joining together to discuss their efforts to advance environmental justice and Indigenous rights. With global supply chains, Silicon Valley clean energy and battery storage initiatives are driving increased demand for mineral production, and are a key part of new conversations about responsible sourcing aligned with environmental justice and human rights. 
 
Indigenous leaders will present on their responses to:
- Nickel mining in the Russian Arctic, Norilsk Nickel (Aborigen Forum);
- Lithium extraction in South America, Chile/Argentina border (communities of the Salar de Atacama and - - Cuenca de Salinas Grandes y Laguna de Guayatayoc);
- Proposed gravel mining in the South Bay – California, US (Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, Protect Juristac Campaign); and
- Meaningful Engagement, such as implementing Indigenous human rights principles of Free Prior and Informed Consent (Cultural Survival and First Peoples Worldwide)

Presenters include:


Event is Co-Sponsored By:
 Stanford Environmental Justice Working Group, Silicon Valley Sunrise Coalition, Center for Interdisciplinary Environmental Justice, First Peoples Worldwide, Cultural Survival, Aborigen Forum Coalition, Stanford Native American Cultural Center, Students for Environmental and Racial Justice, Stanford Native American Law Students Association (NALSA), Stanford Earth Systems Program, Stanford Center for Human Rights and International Justice, Stanford Global Studies, Stanford Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, Stanford Center for Latin American Studies, Office of Religious and Spiritual Life at Stanford, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Stanford American Indian Organization

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