Indigenous People’s Day is coming up! Show your support by learning more about how indigenous peoples in the Bolivian and Peruvian Amazon are responding to the COVID Pandemic and other threats to their communities. Sign up for this great event at the link here.
Monday, October 12, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Online – Zoom
The COVID-19 pandemic is disproportionately impacting the health, wellbeing, and livelihoods of over 476 million indigenous people in 90 countries. As the UN Secretary noted in early August: “Prior to the current pandemic, indigenous peoples already faced entrenched inequalities, stigmatization and discrimination. Inadequate access to health care, clean water and sanitation increases their vulnerability…. Lapsed enforcement of environmental protection during the crisis has brought increasing encroachment on indigenous peoples’ territories by illegal miners and loggers… Realizing the rights of indigenous peoples means ensuring their inclusion and participation in COVID-19 response and recovery strategies.” However, the lack of governmental support and the collapse of ecotourism and other income streams has placed additional pressures on indigenous communities in remote areas.
On October 12, please join us for a conversation about how indigenous peoples in the Bolivian and Peruvian Amazon are responding to the COVID Pandemic and other threats to their communities. Webinar participants will learn about the region and its people, how COVID has changed the way that people are currently living, key challenges going forward, and identify strategies to assist. Speakers include indigenous community members, a white water kayaker and film-maker, and experts in epidemiology, One Health/Ecohealth, global health, and anthropology.
This webinar will be of interest to students interested in global health, One Health/Ecohealth, environmental justice, and health disparities.
Register for the “The Pandemic and Other Threats to Indigenous Peoples in the Amazonian Rainforest” webinar today.