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The Global Indigenous Forum hosted an event for "The Organization of Indigenous Peoples of the Colombian (OPIAC) Amazon Adapts to Climate Change and Preserves Traditional Culture for a Post-Conflict Colombia," featuring Bernardita Remuy Capojo and Claudino Pérez Torres are native members of the Muruy (Uitoto) peoples of the Colombian Amazon, as they presented their work preparing for climate change and preserving traditional indigenous culture in a post-conflict Colombia as leaders within OPIAC.
GIG Election Results
Student members of the Global Indigenous Forum voted online to confirm their leaders for the upcoming year. Congratulations to President Wendy Perez, Vice President Vanessa Leon, and Treasurer Diane Benitez. We look forward to an active and engaging year to come.
A new course has been announced for Fall 2016, "Native Traditions and the Environment." This course focuses on knowledge and traditions (Traditional Ecological Knowledges or TEK’s) that have been transmitted across multiple generations through oral stories, and traditional beliefs and practices, especially those regarding the relationship with the natural environment.
The FIU student club, the Global Indigenous Group, invites FIU students, faculty and staff to sign the petition to change Columbus Day to Indigenous People's Day at FIU. Christopher Columbus represents the colonization and genocide of Indigenous People. The fact that this is a holiday, or a day of remembrance by Florida International University shows that the University currently does not value its Indigenous/ Native American students, faculty or community.
Please click here to watch video from last night's event.