Virtual Panel Discussion: Rivers, Water & Life
Water is at the heart of the current climate emergency. Around the world, this life-giving resource is a point of celebration, exploitation, and conflict. The St. Lawrence River watershed on Haudenosaunee territory is no exception. In panel discussions, artists from the “Water and Origin” exhibition join with other community members to discuss the past, present, and future of the region’s rivers. The conversation will take the form of a circular discussion, in which the panelists delve into their relationship with rivers, the threats these waters face, and the importance of safeguarding the natural resource.
This panel is sponsored by the SLU Arts Collaborative and is part of the North Country Art, Land, and Environment Summit, a series of virtual roundtable/panel discussions in which local scientists, scholars, government officials, activists, and community organizers will come together to discuss issues that are vital to the environmental future of the region and the world.
Iakonikonriiosta (Akwesasne Cultural Center Museum), Jessica Jock (St. Regis Mohawk Tribe Environment Division), Prof. Shane Rogers (Clarkson University), Lee Willbanks (environmental advocate and riverkeeper), and artists Blake Lavia and Tzintzun Aguilar-Izzo (SLU '15).