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Valuing Water MiniCon: An Environmental, Social, and Cultural Exploration
This mini-conference is a culmination of the Western Center for Social Impact and Innovation's biennial theme of Water Access.

Join us for any or all of the following schedule.

9:00-9:50: Myaamia Center will introduce the audience to Myaamionki ‘the Miami Indian homelands’ and weave together the narrative threads of continuance and loss while paying special attention to the role of water in their history, their present, and in the narratives they craft about who they were and who they are.
10:00-10:50: Panel_environmental science perspectives on water's critical role in ecosystem health, and strategies for its protection. We will be joined by a local freshwater ecologist, a climatologist, and a water quality expert.
11:00-11:50: Panel_socio-cultural perspectives on water's critical role in human culture and public health. We will be joined by an expert in indigenous women's water protector activism, an EPA attorney, and a Flint Michigan activist.
12:00-1:00: Judith LeBlanc of the Native Organizers Alliance will join us to discuss the work and strategies of tribes across the country in protecting water.

For the full conference program go to: https://www.miamioh.edu/cas/academics/centers/western-center/about/events/conference/index.html


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