As part of the 2018 International Society of Tropical Foresters Conference happening at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES), M. Kalani Souza, storyteller, artist, peacemaker, and priest, will participate in a lunchtime discussion on the importance and lessons from his perspective on building working relationships with indigenous people for environmental management.
M. Kalani Souza works directly with indigenous communities throughout Oceania and North America on issues of resource conservation, food security, disaster preparedness, local economy, and self-governance. He is founding director of Olohana Foundation, a nonprofit based in Hawaii that works with communities to co-develop strategies for resilience around projects and programs that intersect food, energy, water, and knowledge systems.
This event is open to Yale students and all ISTF conference participants. Attendees must RSVP but do not have to be registered for the conference in order to register for this event.
The event is hosted by the Native American Cultural Center and co-sponsored by the following F&ES Student Interest Groups: Risk Reduction, Adaptation and Disaster; Environmental Media and Arts; Environmental Justice; and the International Society of Tropical Foresters.