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Braiding Kinship and Time: Indigenous Approaches to Environmental Justice

March 7, 2022 6:30 pm

Town Hall Seattle

Discussions of climate change assume norms about how time flows, like a clock running out before a crisis is solved. Kyle Whyte, a professor of Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan and an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation will discuss how Indigenous advocacy, science and narratives of time challenge these norms, reframing what it means to act responsibly amidst crisis.

This talk will be in-person at Town Hall Seattle and will also be live-streamed.

About the speaker

Kyle Whyte

Professor of Environment and Sustainability and George Willis Pack Professor at the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability

Kyle Whyte is a professor at the University of Michigan and an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. Whyte’s research addresses moral and political issues concerning climate policy and Indigenous peoples, the ethics of cooperative relationships between Indigenous peoples and science organizations, and problems of Indigenous justice. Whyte has partnered with Indigenous organizations on environmental justice and helps advance Indigenous research.

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