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20447INVITATION TO AN EVENT/WEBCAST: SYMPOSIUM "SEEKING BALANCE: INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE, WESTERN SCIENCE AND CLIMATE CHANGE;" THE SMITHSONIAN, OCTOBER 4, 2011

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      From: Gleb Raygorodetsky
      To: Climate Change Info Mailing List
      Sent: Friday, September 30, 2011 1:40 PM
      Subject: INVITATION TO AN EVENT/WEBCAST: SYMPOSIUM "SEEKING BALANCE: INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE, WESTERN SCIENCE AND CLIMATE CHANGE;" THE SMITHSONIAN, OCTOBER 4, 2011


      Dear Climate-L readers,


      Conversations with the Earth (CWE) -- an indigenous-led initiative that amplifies indigenous voices in the global discourse on climate change -- is pleased to invite you to
      SYMPOSIUM �Seeking Balance: Indigenous Knowledge, Western Science and Climate Change�

      A special day of events with Conversations with the Earth (CWE) Indigenous partners from around the world

      ON Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

      At the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI)

      4th Street and Independence Avenue, Washington DC 20560

      (For all events, please enter through the staff entrance on Maryland Avenue)

      Webcast Ustream Channel - http://www.ustream.tv/channel/conversationsearth
      9:00 � 6:00 pm Symposium

      Rasmuson Theater

      CONVERSATION between practitioners of both Indigenous and western science seeking to address climate and environmental challenges facing the planet. Co-hosted by NMAI, CWE, Indigenous Peoples' Climate Change Assessment (IPCCA), and The Christensen Fund; featuring CWE's Indigenous partners, climate solutions advocates and representatives from NASA and the US EPA. (box lunch available by advance request).

      6:oo pm � 7:00 PM Reception

      Honoring CWE�s Indigenous Partners representing 16 climate-impacted communities in 13 countries

      Potomac Atrium

      7:00-9:00 PM CWE Stories

      CWE Video and Photostory presentations, with indtrodcutions and Q&A by indigenous filmakers and community leaders

      Rasmuson Theater

      Screenings of short (7-15 minutes) community-made �participatory videos� and slide presentations of photostorieson local impacts of climate and environmental disruption. Presented by CWE�s indigenous partners from Inuit (Canada), Yaqui (Mexico), Kuna (Panama), Maasai (Kenya), Doko (Ethiopia), Quechua (Peru), Kichwa (Ecuador), Gwich�in (Alaska), Manus (Papua New Guinea), Altai (Russia), Mohawk (Canada), Guarani (Brazil), Zanskari (India), Baka (Cameroun) and Igorot (Philippines) communities.

      Special thanks to:

      The Christensen Fund, Ford Foundation, The Lia Fund, Weeden Foundation, Kitikmeot Inuit Association, Walter & Duncan Gordon Foundation, and numerous individual donors for their generous support.

      ADDITIONAL Information: www.nmai.si.edu or

      www.conversationsearth.org &
      www.facebook.com/ConversationsEarth

      ATTENDING IN PERSON? All events are open to the public, however, space is limited and RSVP�s are encouraged.


      To reserve a place at the symposium, reception or evening program, or to volunteer, please RSVP to:

      Claire Greensfelder, CWE Coordinator, 510.917.5468, claire@...

      FOLLOWING VIA WEB? Ustream Channel - http://www.ustream.tv/channel/conversationsearth

      Embed Code - <iframe src="http://www.ustream.tv/embed/9426674" width="608" height="368" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="border: 0px none transparent;"></iframe>






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      Gleb Raygorodetsky, Ph.D.
      Conversations with the Earth Senior Advisor
      Adjunct Fellow
      UNU-IAS Traditional Knowledge Initiative
      www.unutki.org


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