day 1: friday april 9, 2021

  • kickoff and opening session: 10:00am-11:30am

  • keynote speaker: Sheila Watt-Cloutier 12:00pm-1:30pm

Join us for the Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples (CCIP) Lecture to hear from Environmental, Climate, and Health Advocate Sheila Watt-Cloutier. The event will also feature an opening blessing from Joseph Scott, Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, and Introductory Remarks from Don Sampson, Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians Climate Change Director. The event will also include two Tribal Student Respondents: Ryan Reed and Angela Noah, both students at the University of Oregon.

Sheila Watt-Cloutier

Keynote Speaker

Sheila served as the Canadian President of the Inuit Circumpolar Council, and later as the international chair of the ICC.

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Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples

Don Sampson

Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians, Climate Change Program Director

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day 2: saturday april 10, 2021

  • opening session: 10:00am-11:30am

    Marta Clifford will be a part of the morning session to provide a blessing.

  • environmental and climate justice policy discussion: 12:00pm-2:00pm

Environmental, climate, and social justice organizations across Oregon state are taking action to ensure that our historically disadvantaged communities are centered and prioritized in the decision making process. In this session, we will hear about campaigns where grassroots leaders feel investments need to be made in our communities. Following the panel discussion, we will have an interactive breakout group discussion with attendees! 




  • Happy hour: Meet and Greet our EJP Team! 4:30pm-5:30pm (Not recorded)

  • keynote speaker: dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali 6:00pm-7:30pm

Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali

The National Wildlife Federation, Vice President of Environmental Justice, Climate, and Community Revitalization

Prior to joining The National Wildlife Federation, Mustafa was the senior vice president for the Hip Hop Caucus.

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Michelle J. DePass

Meyer Memorial Trust, President & CEO

Michelle joined Meyer in 2018. She is a member of Meyer's executive team.

Prior to joining Meyer, Michelle served as dean of the Milano School of International Affairs

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