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Reframing the Climate Conversation through an Indigenous Lens

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Dates: 8 August 2024

Times: 5.30pm - 7.00pm

Venue: CSIRO Hobart Site

Many scientists acknowledge the crucial role of Indigenous knowledge, resources, and practices in combating climate change. But genuine collaboration with Indigenous peoples in addressing our environmental challenges is uncommon. Indeed, although Indigenous peoples are often sought out for answers, they have rarely been included in framing the questions or — crucially — the nature of the problem to begin with. 

In this conversation with both Indigenous and non-Indigenous scientists and academics, we'll take a step back and reconsider some of the basic assumptions about the roots of our environmental problems. We'll also consider positive examples of collaborative working relationships that are Indigenous led, rather than being extractive and exploitative.

Speakers: Mibu Fischer, Professor Greg Lehman, Professor Gretta Pecl.

This discussion will include Auslan interpreting.

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More about Beaker Street Festival 
Beaker Street Festival is a week-long celebration of science and art in Lutruwita/Tasmania each August. Now in its eighth year, Beaker Street Festival promises a mix of wonder, flavour, and scientifically proven fun. The Festival invites adults from all walks of life to delve into today’s hottest topics with a packed program of science-infused entertainment and discussions, while experiencing the best of Tasmanian environments and culture. View the entire program at www.beakerstreet.com.au 

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AUGUST 6-13 2024

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