Webinar with 2020 Right Livelihood Laureate Lottie Cunningham Wren

News 20.11.2020

Indigenous Peoples and Mother Earth

November 26, 7pm CET

  • Panellists: Christophe Golay, of Geneva Academy; Peter Bille Larsen, University of Geneva
  • Moderator: Anuradha Mittal, Executive Director, Oakland Institute
  • Language: English with simultaneous translation into Spanish
  • Livestream link: rightlivelihood.org (English) or Zoom (Spanish)

In partnership with The University of Geneva – Geneva School of Social Science

Indigenous people face a multitude of threats, from land grabs and exploitation of their natural resources to violence, endangering their very existence. With a multifaceted background and expertise, Lottie Cunningham Wren has pioneered and strengthened indigenous land rights in Nicaragua and beyond, and also fought to advance the rights of women within the indigenous communities. Despite threats and intimidation, she remains unwavering in her commitment to empower and protect indigenous communities from external threats. As of now, the situation is even more severe due to the recent hurricane ETA. The indigenous population in Nicaragua is more severely affected due to their geolocation close to the coast and an ongoing shortage in access to health care, food, water and sanitation facilities. The conversation will focus on the threats indigenous communities face from big corporations, governments and the climate.

Tune in live on November 26 at rightlivelihood.org

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