McClure co-directs Indigenous Nations and Climate Change Summit
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The Indigenous Nations & Climate Change Summit ​(INCCS) ​will convene distinguished experts, leaders, practitioners, and ​Indigenous ​nations ​to discuss critical climate change topics from April 21-23, 2021. The Summit is co-directed by Switzer Fellow Kelly McClure. 
Over the course of three evenings, INCCS will host a series of panels and interactive sessions on contemporary climate change topics facing Indigenous communities including treaty rights, ​extractive fossil fuel leasing, green finance, ​climate adaptation ​and resiliency in Indian Country, food sovereignty, and Indigenous-led environmental justice initiatives. INCC​S ​will present these discussions ​along two themes, Resistance ​and Resilience, and will​ highlight the ​trailblazing work of Indigenous peoples​ and ​address areas in need of improvement. INCCS is an inclusive event open to ​all Indigenous community members, students, and professionals.
Featured speakers include renowned leaders such as Winona LaDuke of Honor the Earth, Jodi Archambault – President Obama’s former Special Assistant for Native American Affairs, and Riyaz Kanji – a leading litigator on behalf of Indian nations and counsel for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation in the recent U.S. Supreme Court case McGirt v. Oklahoma.
To ensure greater accessibility, all panels are recorded with closed captioning provided, and all registration fees are waived for students, elders, retirees, and members of Indigenous communities (broadly defined).

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