Food Systems, Water Rights, and COVID-19 on the Navajo Nation
Friday, December 11, 2020
Zoom – online event
Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/native-studies-in-the-apocalypse-tickets-128882445865
Join UCLA AISC and Institut des Amériques for an in-depth conversation about the struggles for food sovereignty and environmental justice during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Navajo Nation has been, and is still deeply impacted by Covid-19, in large part of the structural inequalities on Indigenous territories. What are the impacts of the pandemic for farmers and activists? What can and should be done?
Join our zoom event with discussion between Janene Yazzie, sustainable Development Program Coordinator for International Indian Treaty Council and the council’s representative as co-convenor of the Indigenous Peoples Major Group of the U.N. High-level Political Forum on the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Nate Etsitty and Felix Earle both Diné farmers and educators, Andrew Curley, Geograph, assistant professor at University of Arizona, Shandiin Yazzie and Brandon Benallie from the St Michael COVID relief effort.
The five interventions will contribute to a broader and better understanding of the fight for sovereignty and justice in the time of Covid-19.
Co-sponsored by the UCLA American Indian Studies Center