Indigenous Human Rights, Environmental Justice, and Place Conference


Start Date: Apr 24, 2024 - 12:45pm
End Date: Apr 24, 2024 - 06:00pm

Location: Hibben 105

On Wednesday, April 24 starting at 12:45 pm, the UNM Department of Native American Studies and the UNM Department of Anthropology will host the Annual Hitchcock-Kelly Indigenous Human Rights Conference: Indigenous Human Rights, Environmental Justice, and Place in Hibben 105. Register Here

This conference will explore Indigenous perspectives on human rights and environmental justice in a place-based setting of New Mexico and the American Southwest. Keynote speakers and panelists will explore topics including resource extraction technologies, biodiversity, environmental impacts, cultural resources and tribal sovereignty.

Doors open at 12:45, speakers and panelists will present from 1:00-5:00 pm, to be followed by a reception from 5:00-6:00 PM.

The keynote speakers for the event are Daniel Tso, Diné Community Leader, Elder, and Advocate and Mario Atencio, Diné Allotment Stakeholder and UNM Native American Studies.

Panelists include Yolanda Teran (NAS, UNM); Nadine Padilla (Law, UNM); Lani Tsinnajinnie (Comm & Regional Plan, UNM); Cameron Zarrabzadeh (Anthropology, UNM); Leona Morgan (Comm & Regional Plan, UNM); and Alicia Gallegos (NAS and Family & Child Studies, UNM).

This conference is supported by the Hitchcock-Kelly fund for Human and Indigenous Peoples' Rights, the UNM Department of Native American Studies, and the UNM Department of Anthropology

UNM Land Acknowledgement

Founded in 1889, the University of New Mexico sits on the traditional homelands of the Pueblo of Sandia. The original peoples of New Mexico – Pueblo, Navajo, and Apache since time immemorial – have deep connections to the land, and have made significant contributions to the broader community statewide. We honor the land itself and those who remain stewards of this land throughout the generations and also acknowledge our committed relationship to Indigenous peoples. We gratefully recognize our history.