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Traditional Knowledge and Climate Change: Presentations by North America Indigenous Elders, Spiritual Leaders and Traditional Knowledge Holders

  • Aeroport de Paris-Le Bourget 180 Esplanade de l’Air et de l’Espace, 93350. Paris France (map)

Organizers: North America Caucus of the IIPFCC; International Indian Treaty Council (IITC).

Opening invocation and Drum Song: Francois Paulette, Smith's Landing First Nation; Chair, Dene Nation Elder's Council, North West Territories (Canada).

North American indigenous elders, spiritual leaders and traditional knowledge holders will share their perspectives on how indigenous traditional environmental knowledge such as drought resistant heirloom seed sharing and renewed relationships with the land can help their communities deal with the climate crises.

A Q&A session will follow.


  • Francois Paulette, Smith's Landing First Nation Chair;
  • Chair, Dene Nation Elder's Council, North West Territories (Canada);
  • Mona Palocca, Hopi/Tewa/Havasupai; international Council of the 13 indigenous Grandmothers (USA);
  • Casey Camp, Ponca Nation, Drum Keeper, Women's Scalp Dance Society (Oklahoma, USA).

.Moderator: Ronal Lamemam, Beaver Lake Cree Nation, Confederacy of Treaty 6 First Nations (Alberta, Canada).

Location: Indigenous Peoples' Pavilion (Auditorium)

Contact: Roberto Borrero,