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Sea Level Rise in Deep History: First Nations Coastal Flood Stories

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Simon Fraser University Wosk Centre for Dialogue

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Please note this event is full. It will be available as a podcast and YouTube video after the event and also live streamed on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ENVSFU/


Who will be tending your garden when the ocean rises? An octopus? A sea star?

SFU's Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT), the Pacific Water Research Centre in Faculty of Environment and Dialogue Programs in partnership with the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, the City of Vancouver, Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation and the Vancouver Aquarium are pleased to invite you to the second talk in the Octopus’s Garden Series featuring Squamish Chief Ian Campbell and Haida elder Captain Gold who will share stories from their nations' history followed by discussion.

This talk is free and open to the public.

Bios:

Chief Ian Campbell, Squamish Nation
Chief Ian Campbell or Xalek, his ancestral name and Sekyu Siyam his Chieftain name is from the village of K’ik’elxn (Port Mellon) on the west side of Howe Sound. He is one of sixteen Hereditary Chiefs of the Squamish Nation and is in his second term as an elected Councillor for the Squamish Nation Chiefs and Council, appointed as a Political Spokesperson. Since 1999 Chief Campbell has been the Cultural Ambassador and Negotiator for the Intergovernmental Relations Department of the Squamish Nation.

Captain Gold, elder, Haida Historian, author and visionary
Captain Gold was born in the Skidegate Haida Village in 1942 with the English name of Richard Wilson. He was raised among the Haida Elders whose lifestyle of living with Mother nature is one he still follows today. He is the original Haida watchman, a program that respects traditional Haida laws and monitors and protects the lands and waters of their territory to ensure a vibrant future for generations to come. Captain Gold is also an artist, author and Haida historian.

About the Octopus’s Garden Series:

Regions around the world are experiencing climate change impacts such as droughts, floods, wildfires, and heat waves, while planning for the long-term effects of sea level rise and coastal storms. These stressors are driving damages and increased costs for communities, and increasing the risk of mass migration. Building on the success of the Resiliency and YOU talk, this series, runs from June-November 2017, and features experts on sea level rise from a variety of backgrounds who will address ways we can adapt and build resilience, with a focus on local to global challenges and solutions. Topics to be addressed include the science and physical challenges to sea level rise, local, provincial and international preparations and initiatives, climate refugees, traditional knowledge and indigenous responses to sea level rise, and finally what to expect globally - and what we can do about it locally. We hope you will join us!

Other Talks in the Series:

October 5, 2017 - 6:30 pm, SFU Vancouver, 515 West Hastings Room 1900
Sea Level Rise and the International Response - Policy Action
Featuring Special Envoy on Water for the Kingdom of the Netherlands Henk Ovink and Flood Consultant Tamsin Lyle (Ebbwater Consulting) and Lawyer, Deborah Carlson (West Coast Environmental Law) who will explore policy options from international to local levels followed by discussion.

Register: https://slr_international_response.eventbrite.ca

October 19, 2017- 7pm
Sea Level Rise and Forced Migration - The Challenges for Climate Refugees
Room 1900, Harbour Centre, Simon Fraser University, 515 West Hastings, Vancouver
Featuring Dr. Saleemul Huq, Director, Centre for Climate Change and Development, London, U.K. (via video conference); James Horncastle, Lecturer, Hellenic Studies, Simon Fraser University and Anna Zhuo, Co-founder, Climate Migrants and Refugees Project, Vancouver.

Register: https://slr_climate_refugees.eventbrite.ca

November 8, 2017 - 7pm, SFU's Wosk Centre for Dialogue
Sea Level Rise - The Big Picture
Featuring John Englander, Oceanographer, Consultant and Leading Expert on Sea Level Rise, Florida, USA and Gil Kelley, Chief Planner and General Manager of Planning, Urban Design and Sustainability, City of Vancouver.
https://slr_big_picture.eventbrite.ca

June 8, 2017, Sea Level Rise and what it means to coastal BC and Metro Vancouver featuring Angela Danyluk, City of Vancouver; John Readshaw, SNC Lavalin and Andy Yan, SFU's City Program. To view the video visit: http://www.sfu.ca/pwrc/events.html

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