Saturday, February 6th (10 a.m. to about 1:15): Ellen Marie Jensen, Ph.D. will visit “Climate Change & Colonization in the Arctic: Who are the Sámi?” (hosted by Marja Eloheimo) as guest moderator of a panel discussion and conversation with seven Indigenous Sámi climate change experts in Sápmi. Dr. Jensen is both Sámi from Finnmark Province and American from Minneapolis, Minnesota. She earned her Ph.D. in Social Sciences and Humanities from University of Tromsø (UiT) – Arctic University of Norway in 2019 with the study Diasporic Indigeneity and Storytelling Across Media: A Case Study of Narratives of Early Twentieth Century Sámi Immigrant Women, and is editor of What We Believe In. Jensen also holds a Masters in Indigenous Studies and English Literature from the University of Tromsø. Her scholarship broadly addresses Sámi and Indigenous studies, feminist/gender studies, and migration. Currently, she is a guest researcher at the UiT Centre for Women’s and Gender Research. The anticipated topic of the panel discussion is “Sámi Perspectives on Green Colonialism: Responses to Climate Change.”

About the series:

The Climate Justice and Resilience events constitute a year-long series that runs approximately biweekly throughout the 2020-21 academic year. Each event is hosted by a different Evergreen program, and guests are welcome to attend either synchronously (at a time fixed by the host program) or asynchronously (webinar recordings will be available as soon as possible after the event).  This work builds on several climate-related summer institutes, last year’s “big bets” climate proposal, and the visioning for potential incorporation of climate-related curricular areas into New Academic Directions. In addition, the 2-credit class “Climate Academy: Justice and Resilience” (currently sponsored by Rachel Hastings) is offered each quarter based on this event series and associated readings.

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