Globally, First Nations Peoples protect 80% of the Earth’s biodiversity despite only making up 5% of the earth population. First Nations people have cared for land and sea Country for centuries, yet they are being disproportionately affected by climate change.
In this Ultramarine Conversation hear how First Nations peoples are leading the fight for climate justice in Australia. Join UQ Alumni and journalist Rhianna Patrick , with leading front-line voices: Tishiko King (climate activist, Australian Communities Foundation); Lynda Maybanks (UQ Alumni, Director and founder of Wirrinyah Conservation Services); and Tapenaga Reupena Jr (UQ Student Union, Pacific Climate Warriors) on the intersection of climate justice and First Nations’ sovereignty.
This conversation has been convened in collaboration with Tishiko King. After the discussion explore our current exhibition Mare Amoris | Sea of Love. Free food and bar provided.
5:30pm: Free food and bar
6:00pm: Panel discussion with Rhianna Patrick, Tishiko King, Lynda Maybanks and Tapenaga Reupena Jr
7:10pm Explore the exhibition Mare Amoris | Sea of Love.
Image: Drew Kahuʻāina Broderick. “a handful of sand thrown against a white wall after work, amidst a rising tide”, 2020, Performance documentation, Waikīkī, Kona, Oʻahu. Courtesy of the artist, Honolulu.

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