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Thursday, August 13 • 9:50am - 10:35am
Trimtabs for Preserving Life on Earth

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The 6th mass extinction also referred to the Anthropocene extinction along with Climate change are the two single most defining moments in our short human history.

We’ve been witnessing a renewed push to protect the last remaining pristine natural ecosystems from many different stakeholders. In the public’s eyes, it is the environmental NGOs that have been leading this fight. On the ground, it is the ones who identify with nature.

Representing about 5% of the human population and living on 25% of earth’s surface where 80% of terrestrial biodiversity is found, Indigenous Peoples have demonstrated how to live in symbiosis with Nature.
This panel will explore paths to preserve biodiversity, from knowledge-based systems to governance.
Indigenous Peoples:
  • Represent about 5% of the global population
    >370 million 5,000 distinct cultures
    ½ of living languages
    ½ live in a tribal system
    Inhabit 25% of earth’s terrestrial land
    Where 80% of the world’s biodiversity is found

Chair / Moderator
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Marc Thibault

Transformer, Ideal Convergence
Marc's journey could have looked like Heracles', except that he did not have to slew his children to be given the opportunity to explore modern and more ancient worlds. From consultant for Fortune 500 to entrepreneur and from environmental health activist to Indigenous Rights advocate... Read More →

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Daiara Figueroa

Artist, Activist, Journalist, Radio Yandê
Daiara Figueroa of the Tukano indigenous people - Yé'pá Mahsã, clan Eremiri Hãusiro Parameri of the Alto Rio Negro in the Brazilian Amazon, born in São Paulo. Artist, activist, educator, and communicator. She is a researcher on the right to memory and truth of indigenous peoples.Coordinator... Read More →
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Kanyon Sayers-Roods

Coyote Woman, Costanoan Ohlone-Mutsun and Chumash
Kanyon Sayers-Roods  Activist, artist, educator – an Indigenous Generalized SpecialistCEO of Kanyon KonsultingFounder of Indian Canyon Two-Spirit SocietyCultural Director and COO of Costanoan Indian ResearchCultural Representative and Native Monitor for Indian Canyon Mutsun Band of Costanoan Ohlone... Read More →
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Wiki Walker

tribal member, Ngatihine
My name is Wiki Walker. I come from Aotearoa otherwise known as New Zealand.  My tribe is Ngatihine the largest sub-tribe in this country named from our chieftain who was a woman named Hineamaru. I am the mother of six children and grandmother of five grandchildren. All my children... Read More →
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Daniel Lavelle

US Director, Survival International
Daniel Lavelle is the US Director for Survival International, the global movement for tribal peoples. Survival International works in partnership with Indigenous and tribal peoples worldwide to help them defend their lives, protect their lands and determine their own futures.Daniel... Read More →

Thursday August 13, 2020 9:50am - 10:35am JST
World Stage