The EcoAction Committee of the Green Party of the United States held an online webinar on Indigenous People’s Day on Monday, Oct. 11, at 8 PM ET. Ecological Wisdom begins with Indigenous Wisdom! (Register here.)
Because of connection issues, the recording is in two parts.
The next month will be among the most important ever in our effort to prevent climate collapse. President Biden and Congress must agree on the largest climate budget ever – though right now they are planning to slash their proposed $3.5 trillion (over 10 years) green and social economic stimulus, rather than support the much larger ecosocialist Green New Deal proposed by the Greens. Then in early November, the world will gather in Glasgow for COP26 where we need mandatory agreements to slash carbon emissions to keep global warming below 1.5 degree centigrade and dramatically increase climate funding / reparations by the industrial polluter nations to the Global South and developing countries. We will discuss how to join in the November 6 global day of climate action.
From October 11 to 15, the People vs. Fossil Fuels are organizing daily direct actions at the White House and Congress to demand that Biden declare a climate emergency and halt all new fossil fuels. Please participate and promote.
Featured speakers include
Tom Goldtooth, Dine’/Dakota
Executive Director, Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN)
Co-founder, Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature (GARN)
Faithe Longo (Sunalei Hutsilvha)
Cherokee Sacred Pipe Carrier
Lifetime Green Party member
Founding member of the forming Indigenous Caucus
2020 Green Party presidential nominee
Author 2010 Green New Deal
Cochair, EcoAction Committee Green Party
Green Education and Legal Fund
Topics will include:
- Indigenous Ecological Wisdom
- Green New Deal and Green Economic Bill of Rights
- Rights of Nature
- Declare a Climate Emergency and halt Fossil Fuel Infrastructure
Tom Goldtooth will share Indigenous wisdom including Rights of Nature and talk about climate and indigenous efforts against new fossil fuel infrastructure.
Howie Hawkins will discuss the recent climate inaction by President Biden and Congressional Democrats. He will highlight the need for an Ecosocialist Green New Deal which includes strong environmental justice and Just Transition measures and an economic bill of rights.
Mark Dunlea will discuss the upcoming COP26 in November in Glasgow and how Greens can push Biden to a climate champion.
8:02 Intro – Overview: Mark Dunlea, Co-Chair, EcoAction
8:06 Lizzie Adams – Florida Green Party, Rights of Nature
8:10 Tom Goldtooth, Indigenous Environmental Network
8:20 Howie Hawkins, 2020 Green Party Presidential nominee, EcoSocialist Green New Deal, Biden Climate Inaction
8:30 Mark Dunlea, COP 26, November 6 Global Day of Climate Action; GP Action on Climate
8:40 Faithe Longo, (Sunalei Hutsilvha) Cherokee Sacred Pipe Carrier. Member of GP Indigenous Caucus (in formation)
8:45 Questions and Answer
9:10 EcoAction committee meeting
- October 11, 2021 at 8:00pm – 10pm
Eco-Action Committee, Green Party of the United States