WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas

The Three Rs: Realize, Recognize, & Reconciliation—A Panel about Environmental Justice and Colonization

6:00 p.m. EDT Thursday, 19 November 2020

(AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

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With Indigenous peoples continuing to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Indigenous women and Two Spirits will be celebrating sovereignty over their bodies and communities at a series of virtual seminars during National Native American Heritage Month.

“The Three Rs: Realize, Recognize, & Reconciliation” is a unique event focused on the ways in which Indigenous reproductive systems, matrilineal, and multi-gendered ways have been systematically attacked over the last 500 years. Over five days of presentations, from November 16-20, 2020, Indigenous women and Two Spirits from North and South America will be sharing their stories of resilience with a worldwide audience.

There are approximately 370 million indigenous peoples occupying 20 percent of the earth’s territory, but they oversee 80 percent of the world’s remaining biodiversity. Threats to Indigenous lands and lives are numerous and often violent. Whether it’s pipelines, coal mines, or big agriculture, Indigenous people are on the frontlines of global climate chaos. Join us for a November 19 panel at 6:00 p.m. EDT to learn about how colonization has impacted Indigenous people and the ever-growing need for environmental justice.

Event Details:
Thursday, November 19, 2020
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. EDT


No one will be turned away due to a lack of funds


Joye Braun Wanbli Wiyan Ka’win
Frontline Community Organizer
Indigenous Environmental Network

Albeniz Ferreira Tique
Indigenous Activist
Colombia Ethnic Commission

President of the Board of Directors
North American Indian Center of Boston

Moderated by:
Jen Deerinwater
Executive Director
Crushing Colonialism

Crushing Colonialism is committed to the full inclusion of disabled and non-English speaking community members. Each panel will have ASL interpreters, English and Spanish captioning, and a language interpretation phone line. If you require other accommodations please contact the organizers with any questions or needs you may have at CrushingColonialism@gmail.com.