GLOBAL LECTURES | INDIGENOUS DISASTER RISK REDUCTION | Dr. Simon Lambert



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DR. SIMON LAMBERT
Associate Professor
Department of Indigenous Studies
University of Saskatchewan
Kirk Hall, 117 Science Place
Saskatoon, SK, CANADA S7N 5C8

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Indigenous Peoples are engaged in movements to address historical inequalities and re-assert self-determination in their development. Culturally framed environmental management has often been at the forefront of these movements. In this lecture, Dr. Lambert will outline how traditional Indigenous Knowledges have enabled Indigenous communities to live sustainably, and in relative safety. He will describe how these Knowledges were oppressed through colonization and are slowly reappearing in disaster risk reduction (DRR). He will provide modern examples of empowered Indigenous emergency management and present evidence that sovereignty remains the primary necessary condition for effective DRR.
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Management
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