Special Event: INHABITANTS: Indigenous Perspectives On Restoring Our World






Moderated by Rebecca Tsosie, J.D
Regents Professor of Law, James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona
Dr. Michael Kotutwa Johnson
Assistant Specialist, UArizona Indigenous Resilience Center, School of Natural Resources and the Environment
Costa Boutsikaris
Anna Palmer

Documentary Viewing and Panel Discussion

As part of the WRRC’s Indigenous Water Dialogues, we are pleased to announce a special panel discussion of INHABITANTS: Indigenous Perspectives On Restoring Our World, as well as free screening for all event registrants. The film is a beautiful account of the role that Native communities have in shaping our broader approach to climate change adaptation as it explores the restoration of their traditional land management practices. Using both narrative and visual depictions of Native land stewardship methods in deserts, coastlines, forests, and prairies, INHABITANTS relates the personal histories of five different Native American Tribes and how they have continued to exercise their self-determination to the local and global challenges posed by our changing climate. 

Asynchronous Screening (Available May 9–23)

The film will be made available to registrants one week in advance of the panel so that they may watch the film on their own time prior to attending the event. Access will remain available for viewing through May 23.

Panel Discussion

The virtual panel will be held via Zoom on May 16 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm Arizona Time. The discussion will be moderated by Rebecca Tsosie, J.D., Regents Professor of Law, UArizona James E. Rogers College of Law, and will feature panelists Dr. Michael Kotutwa Johnson, Assistant Specialist, UArizona Indigenous Resilience Center, School of Natural Resources and the Environment, Costa Boutsikaris, Co director/Cinematographer of the film, and Anna Palmer, Co-Director/Producer of the film. The panel discussion will include time for Q&A.

Watch the Trailer

The WRRC is hosting this panel discussion using Zoom. Attendees will be able to ask questions using the Zoom chat function. To request an alternate format of the panel discussion for disability-related access, please contact us at wrrc@email.arizona.edu