Philipp Schaeffer (Filmstill aus „Eggs, rocks, human beings“)
Donnerstag 21.02. 18.00 Uhr

Canada’s Indigenous Peoples and Us – Strategies of Resilience

Total Glokal. Stuttgarter Weltgespräche

Panel Discussion

Location: ifa WeltRaum Aufgang B, Charlottenplatz 17, 70173 Stuttgart
Admission: free
Language: English
Duration: 18.00 – ca. 20.00 Uhr
Registration: dialogundforschung@ifa.de 

In this panel discussion, German documentary filmmaker Philipp Schaeffer (director of the virtual reality film Eggs, Rocks, Human Beings) will talk with microbiologist and hydrologist Jocelyn Joe-Strack as well as other guests about one of the most pressing issues of our time: climate change. Jocelyn Joe-Strack is a member of the First Nations, the indigenous population of Canada, who are facing a tremendous transition, especially in the Northern parts of the country. Climate change and digitization cause friction between their tradition and modern age. But these two phenomenons as well as globalization do not only challenge indigenous people, they have a vast impact on all of our societies.

How do indigenous peoples perceive climate change and how do they adjust to it? What strategies do they pursue to actively shape these transitions? What can we learn from the First Nations’ way of life and what can we adapt to our lifestyles? How can we secure the future for the next generations?

With: Jocelyn Joe-Strack, member of the First Nations (indigenous peoples in Canada) and PhD student in the fields of Urban and Land Use Planing and First Nations Studies, School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Saskatchewan School 

Philipp Schaeffer, documentary filmmaker, director of the virtual reality movie Eggs, Rocks, Human Beings about two young inuits in the Canadian Arctic. 

Moderation: Dr. Martin Kilgus, managing director of ifa Akademie

In Cooperation with: ifa – Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen; Botschaft von Kanada in Deutschland