Friday Oct. 13, 2023 6:00PM @ PSU NASCC, 710 SW Jackson St, Portland Hosted by Portland State University - Hatfield School of Government - Dept. of Public Administration
Khru Tee’s traditional knowledge bases of faith in human equality, and respect for Nature challenge development assumptions about what a river is.
As the Mekong undergoes rapid industrialization today, Columbia River people have experienced development in the form of big hydropower, timber, and agriculture for over 100 years. NGOs, local peoples, and indigenous groups have organized to reclaim and redefine rivers and rights in both basins.
Join us to discuss what these two great world rivers and their people can learn from each other’s histories, what we have in common today, and how we can collaborate across borders.
Khru Tee Niwat Roykaew – Director of Mekong School and Mekong-Lanna Waterkeeper was awarded the 2022 Goldman Environmental Prize, and The Asia Foundation’s 2023 Chang-Lin Tien Distinguished Leadership Award for his work with communities across northern Thailand.
Panel speakers will include guests from Columbia River Native American and Conservation organizations as well as Tribal leadership.
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