Land Back: The Movement for Indigenous Rights and Decolonization throughout the Americas

Jeremy Campbell

Indigenous Peoples throughout North and South America find themselves on the front lines of struggles over natural resources–land, forests, rivers, and subsoil minerals–and they are not shying away from the fight. From Chile to the Arctic Circle, native communities have been organizing for recognition and partnering with allies to protect sacred places. Beyond the ethical and political dimensions of this renaissance, there are implications for the environmental and climate health of the entire planet. Studies have shown that where Indigenous land management techniques are followed, biomes are more resilient, biodiverse, and net carbon sinks. In this talk, Dr. Campbell speaks from personal experience collaborating with Indigenous groups in the Brazilian Amazon and in New England as they organize for recognition, restoration, and decolonization of their homelands.

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