Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Strategizing for Climate Justice: A Conversation with Indigenous Youth Activists

Monday, April 18, 2022

3:30pm – 5:00pm

Join the Zoom meeting.

CLACS event organized by Postdoctoral Fellow Kristen Kolenz and Brown University undergraduate student Emily Rockwell with the support of CLACS, the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, and the Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative (NAISI).

Ruth Miller is a Dena’ina Athabaskan and Ashkenazi Russian Jewish woman from Alaska and a member of Curyung Tribe. She is a Brown alumna and serves as the Climate Justice Director for Native Movement and Alaska state lead for the Green New Deal Network.

Andrea Ixchiú Hernández is a Maya-K’iche’ woman from Totonicapán, Guatemala. She is a digital activist, filmmaker and journalist, and was the youngest woman to be elected president of the Board of Natural Resources for 48 Cantones, the local indigenous authority of Totonicapán.

Jansikwe Medina-Tayac is a member of the Piscataway Nation. She is the co-founder of the Washington chapter of Zero-Hour and a youth environmental justice advocate.