Dr Taiaiake Alfred, 5pm-6:30pm, Maxwell Moot Court, McGill Faculty of Law
Asé tsi Tewa:ton: “We Will Renew Ourselves” – The Mohawk Approach to Environmental and Cultural Restoration. This presentation focused on the effects of environmental contamination on Indigenous people’s culture, language and health, and on an approach to addressing these cultural harms through the restoration of land based practices. Dr. Alfred discussed this issue with reference to the concept of Indigenous Resurgence and the experiences of the Mohawk Nation in the modern era, with specific reference to the community of Akwesasne’s participation in the U.S. Natural Resources Damages Assessment (NRDA) process and their establishment of a land-based cultural and language apprenticeship program.
This event was part of Indigenous Awareness Week at McGill University. See other events here: https://www.mcgill.ca/channels/event/6th-annual-indigenous-awareness-week-262426