Monday, November 18, 2019 - 16:00

Mon, November 18, 2019 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM UBC Vancouver Campus. The Amazon Forest is Screaming – Seminar

Nov 18, 2019
4 – 6:30 pm
PCOH BALLROOM (Ponderosa Commons North Oak House)6445 University Boulevard

When did we lose our capacity to sense and respond to these and other pressing threats to the possibility of continued life on the planet?

Record breaking forest fires, irreversible bio-diversity loss, exponential deforestation, atypical floods, droughts, and extreme weather, toxic substances in the soil and the water, harmful carbon trading practices, illegal invasions of protected territories…

Ninawa Huni Kui will present the analysis and the wake up call that have been issued by the Huni Kui people who, along with other Indigenous groups, are considered the Guardians of the Amazon forest in in Brazil.

Talk sponsored by Dr. Vanessa Andreotti, CRC in Race Inequalities and Global Change, Department of Educational Studies, the Faculty of Education, and Indigenous Teacher Education Program.
“Nature is not a commodity. It is alive. And it is sacred! ”

Chief Ninawa Huni Kui is the President of the Federation of the Huni Kui People in Acre, Brazil. He is the spokesperson for nearly 15000 Indigenous people in 104 villages across 12 indigenous territories in the state of Acre, in Brazil. Ninawa is also a medicine student at the Amazonian University of Pando, in Bolivia.

Suggested donation at the door: $10.
All proceeds go towards the Federation of the Huni Kui People in Acre, Brazil.