Geographic Indigenous Futures: A Virtual Native American Heritage Month Event

Dr. Deondre Smiles

It is no secret that the effects of the ongoing climate crisis have had and continue to have a disproportionate effect on Indigenous communities and Indigenous landscapes. However, the existence of consequences and implications does not mean that Indigenous communities and nations are helpless in the face of this burgeoning anthropogenic hellscape. In this talk, Dr. Deondre Smiles seeks to briefly explore the ways in which Geography as a discipline can make a break with our colonial past as we look to the future, embracing Indigenous environmental and geographic epistemologies in pursuit of what Indigenous scholars such as Leanne Betasamosake Simpson (2017) describe as radical, resurgent Indigenous politics connected to land and environment.

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