Public Speaking

Roberto Mukaro Borrero Lecture on African and Indigenous Connections in the Caribbean

Roberto Mukaro Borrero Lecture on African and Indigenous Connections in the Caribbean at Rockland Community College, Suffern, NY

Presentations for grade schools, universities, and cultural institutions; panel participant; panel moderator

Sample presentation topics:

-Taino and Caribbean Indigenous Peoples:  History //  Culture

-Indigenous Medicinal Plant Usage in the Caribbean and the Americas

-Indigenous Peoples and the United Nations // Climate Change

-Indigenous Spiritual practices // Sacred Sites Issues in the Americas

-Caribbean Indigenous Languages

 

Selected Lectures, Conferences, International Meetings

  • Rising Voices: Collaborative Science with Indigenous Knowledge for Climate Solutions, panelist, moderator,  National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado (2017)
  • Women as Roots of Change – DPI/NGO CSW Briefings – Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61), panelist, 2017
  • UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP22), member of Indigenous Peoples Caucus, Marrakech, Morocco (2016)
  • Indigenous Peoples and the SDGs, panelist, SDG Media Zone, UN Headquarters, NY  (2016) 
  • UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP21), North American Delegation Coordinator,  member of Indigenous Peoples Caucus, panelist, press conference, Paris, France, (2015)
  • Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS), Indigenous Peoples Caucus – Head of Delegation, Apia, Samoa, 2014 
  • Preparatory Meeting, World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, member of delegation, Latin American and the Caribbean, Alta Norway  (2013)
  • World Summit on the Information Society, presentation of report, UNESCO, Paris, France (2013)
  • Indigenous Peoples and Water, Key Note Address, Green Fest, Fairleigh Dickinson University, New Jersey (2012)
  • Indigenous Peoples and Conflict Resolution, Key Note Address, Eastern and Indigenous Perspectives Conference, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida (2011)
  • Taino Legacy Workshop, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of the American Indian, Washington D.C.  (2011)
  • African and Indigenous Connections in the Caribbean, Rockland Community College, Suffern, NY (2010)
  • Native American Heritage Month Celebration, Key Note Address, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida (2009)
  • Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples , United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland (2008)
  • UN DPI/NGO Briefing: Climate Change and its Impact on Indigenous Peoples, sponsored by the United Nations Department of Public Information, and the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, NY (2008)
  • The Universal Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: A Discussion, sponsored by the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program at Long Island University, NY  (2007)
  • Meeting on the Rights of Indigenous and Maroon Children in the Caribbean, sponsored by UNICEF, Georgetown, Guyana (2007)
  • Human Rights and Poverty: Voices from Affected Groups, sponsored by NGO Committee on Human Rights, United Nations, NY  (2006)
  • Current Issues in the Practice of Archeology in Puerto Rico, 71 Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archeology (SAA), San Juan, Puerto Rico (2006)
  • Indigenous Peoples and the Information Society: Report on Central, South America, and the Caribbean, World Summit on the Information Society, Tunis, Tunisia (2005)
Press Conference – Securing the Rights and Contributions of Indigenous Peoples in the 2030 Agenda with Joan Carling and Otilia Lux De Coti, July 2016

Press Conference – Securing the Rights and Contributions of Indigenous Peoples in the 2030 Agenda with Joan Carling and Otilia Lux De Coti, July 2016

Selected Interviews and Press: