“Environmental Justice as Peace” with Darren Thomas

 
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“Environmental Justice as Peace” with Darren Thomas
Start Date:
Oct 21 - 9:00 am
End Date:
Oct 21 - 3:00 pm

Description

This workshop will explore the Hodinohsó:ni beliefs about Creation, which is that all elements of the universe has a spirit and deserves to be honoured.  We as humans are here to be caretakers of Creation.  We have to understand our dependence on the natural world and consider Mother Earth to be the primary holder of knowledge because she holds the answers to live a happy, full life.  


Dates: Monday, October 21, 2019

Times: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Location: Seneca Room, Six Nations campus (2160 Fourth Line Road, Ohsweken ON N0A 1M0)

Workshop Fee: $50.00 (includes morning refreshments and catered lunch)


Registration

  • Complete your registration form online by clicking on the workshop of choice or by clicking on the workshop from the Events page. 
  • Registrations are not considered complete until workshop fees are paid. See Payments section for how to pay your workshop fee. 
  • Students must be 18 years or older to register. 
  • Limited spaces are available within each of the classes

Payments

  • Payment must be received 3 business days after registration to reserve your seat within the class.
  • Students can pay their workshop fee at the Six Nations Campus reception office. Cash, credit, and debit are accepted.
  • Payment can be made by phone by calling the Six Nations reception office with a credit card or Visa Debit.
  • Refunds will not be given for no-shows.
  • Refund requests must be made by contacting Stevie.Jonathan@snpolytechnic.com before the workshop date. Refund requests will not be honoured after the workshop date(s).  

Workshop Objectives

Participants will be able to understand and make connections from learning about:

  • Indigenous people’s relationship with Creation
  • Indigenous people’s inherent rights
  • The impacts of environmental racism and climate change
  • Using Domestic and International Indigenous rights-based instruments

Workshop Agenda

 

Time

Topic

Objectives

Readings/Assignments

9:00

Opening

Ganohonyok and brief translation

 

9:15

Review of agenda

 

 

9:30

What are the rights of Mother Nature/Natural Law/Indigenous Law

 

  • What are Indigenous inherent rights
  • Indigenous peoples relations to land
  • Understanding Indigenous law

Readings:

  • Aspects of traditional knowledge and worldview
  • Clear thinking: A positive solitary view of nature

10:30

Break (10 min)

10:45

Understanding Canadian legislation and the impacts of the Indian Act

 

  • s.91(24) of the Canadian Constitution (1867)
  • The power of the Indian Act
  • s.25 and s.35 of the Canadian Constitution Act (1982)

 

 

Domestic and International Law

 

  • The implementation of UNDRIP, specifically the right to free, prior, and informed consent
  • Understanding critical Canadian Supreme Court rulings
  • Coming full circle: Indigenous knowledge, environment, and our future

12:00

Lunch (60 mins)

1:00

Environment and capitalism

 

  • Globalization is the modern form of imperialism and colonization
  • What is progress…what is enoughness?

Video:

  • Enoughness

 

2:00

Break (10 min)

2:10

Water is life

 

  • Environmental racism
  • Toxic tour of Aamjiwnaang-Chippewas of Sarnia
  • The use of civil disobedience
  • Climate change and Indigenous peoples

Video:

  • Toxic Tour

 

3:00

Closing

Ganohonyok

 

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