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Opening Remarks by Abraham Francis

Abraham Francis

Abraham Francis is Wakenón:wat (Two-Spirit), Wakeneniothró:non (Deer Clan), and Kanien’kehá:ka from Akwesasne. Currently, they are pursuing a doctoral degree in Environmental Science and Engineering, emphasizing the importance of Indigenous Knowledge within environmental caretaking. Francis opens this day under the banner of hope, sharing the power of Indigenous futures and resistance embedded within forest relations.

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Abraham Francis (Akwesasne)

Abraham Francis (BSc Microbiology, 2014 and MSc Natural Resources, 2019) is undergoing a Ph.D. at Clarkson University in Environmental Science and Engineering where they wish to create tools to support other Indigenous Communities care for their environments from their biocultural contexts.

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