Weather Reports: The Climate of Now

Date: 

Monday, September 27, 2021, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Zoom

Bernadette Demientieff, Gwich’in activist, will present "The Climate of Sacred Land Protection."

Bernadette Demientieff, Gwich’in activist, will present "The Climate of Sacred Land Protection."

Bernadette Demientieff, Executive Director of the Gwich’in Steering Committee, will discuss why sacred land protection matters to indigenous communities. Learn how her community in Alaska is standing strong to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge—Coastal Plain from becoming an oil and gas reserve. “Our identity is non-negotiable,” she says. “We will never sell our culture and our traditional lifestyle for any amount of money”

Brian Kirbis of Theasophia will open the conversation with a tea pouring. Each conversation will be conducted online by Terry Tempest Williams, writer-in-residence at Harvard Divinity School.

This series is a Constellation Project in partnership with the Center of the Study of World Religions, Religion and Public Life, and the Planetary Health Alliance.

For more information, visit the event pageRegistration is required. 

Contact: mnaughton@hds.harvard.edu