Conversation with Melina Laboucan-Massimo

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Melina Laboucan-Massimo (MA '16) is Lubicon Cree from Northern Alberta, Canada. An advocate for climate justice, Indigenous sovereignty and women's rights for over 20 years, Melina is the founder of Sacred Earth Solar and co-founder and Senior Director at Indigenous Climate Action. She was the inaugural Fellow at the David Suzuki Foundation where her research focused on Climate Change, Indigenous Knowledge and Renewable Energy. Melina holds a master’s degree in Indigenous Governance from UVic with a focus on renewable energy.

In this talk, moderated by Kara Shaw, Academic Director of UVic's new Transformative Climate Action Certificate, Melina will discuss her advocacy work and research, the importance of community-based climate solutions, and share highlights from the released Just Transition Guide: Indigenous-led pathways towards equitable climate solutions and resiliency in the climate crisis.

Register now to join us for this virtual presentation. Participants will have an opportunity to join the conversation in a dedicated Q&A session.

Learn more about Melina Laboucan-Massimo.

Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Time: 7:00 PM PT

Location: Online via Zoom

Cost: Free

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