There Once Was an Island

This documentary tells the story of the Polynesian community of Takuu, a low-lying atoll in the southwestern Pacific Ocean that is experiencing the devastating effects of climate change, including coastal erosion and the incursion of salt water into the gardens. Through interviews with the people of Takuu, the film provides a glimpse of the wide range of social, cultural, political and economic issues confronting the community. (On the Level Productions, Director Briar March, 2010, 56 min.) www.thereoncewasanisland.com.

Monday, October 8, at the Mesa Lab

11:00 am               
Mezzanine: Lunch catered by Tocabe: An American Eatery

12:00—1:00 pm   
Main Seminar Room: There Once was an Island: Te Henua e Nnoho

1:00—2:00 pm     
Main Seminar Room: Panel Discussion - Scientific Institutions and Indigenous Peoples: Partnerships for Communicating the Science and Impacts of Climate Change

The story the film tells is an excellent case study of how the communication of climate science and effects evolves. The panel discussion will identify and examine principles, lessons-learned, and best practices the film teaches. The panelists will suggest ways scientific institutions and indigenous peoples can collaborate to encourage better communication and decision-making around the topics of climate science and climate impacts.

Panelists:
Heather Lazrus, NCAR Postgraduate Scientist
Morris Te Whiti Love, Raukura Consultants
Micah McCarty, Chairman, Makah Nation (invited)
Dan Wildcat, Haskell Nations University
Moderator:
Mervyn L. Tano, International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management
Concluding remarks:
James Hurrell, Director, NCAR/NESL

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Natalie
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Ponsford
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Natalie
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Ponsford
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Announcement duration
Start: 
Monday, September 24, 2012
End: 
Monday, October 8, 2012