702. North & South: Two indigenous leaders share their perspectives on nature, forests and climate: 4:45pm – 6:00pm

Event time: 4:45pm — 6:00pm
Location: Pershing Hub, Convene, 101 Park Avenue
Event organizer: Tribal Link Foundation

People’s perspectives are often transformed by others through storytelling. Stories provide an opportunity to empathize with and better understand difficult or uncomfortable subjects. This session will highlight the wisdom of indigenous leaders from the South and the North who will share their perspectives on relationships with Nature, forest initiatives, and climate change. The program will feature Chief Tashka Yawanawa, of the Yawanawa people of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest and Chief Robert Hawk Storm Birch, of the Schaghticoke First Nations from the Northeastern, US. Michael Ventura, CEO of Sub Rosa and author of “Applied Empathy,” will facilitate the conversation. A talkback segment will engage and encourage audience members to share why they are at the event, why they care about forests, and how they feel about the indigenous perspectives shared.

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Partners/Sponsors: The Yawanawa ; United Confederation of Taino People; Schaghticoke First Nations