Tuesday, November 3, 2015
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Registration & networking
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Event program
Environmental Initiative and the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment invite you to join a special conversation with Chief Tashka Yawanawa and Aveda’s Vice President of Earth & Community Care, Dave Rapaport on Tuesday, November 3rd.
Join us for a conversation about important role indigenous people can play in global sustainability and the value in creating environmentally, economically, and socially empowering alliances.
Participating in the event is free, but please let us know if you’re coming. RSVP here »
Tashka Yawanawa is the Chief of the Yawanawá, an indigenous group residing in the Brazilian Amazon. Since becoming Chief in 2001, Tashka has worked to reestablish and preserve his people’s traditional culture and sustain their ancestral lands. Tashka has also facilitated an ongoing partnership between the Yawanawá and Aveda, a manufacturer of botanically-based personal care products, which involves the sale of locally-harvested urucum seeds.