Indigenous Disaster Risk Reduction
3 May 2022

Indigenous Disaster Risk Reduction

Indigenous Peoples are engaged in movements to address historical inequalities and re-assert self-determination in their development. Culturally framed environmental management has often been at the forefront of these movements. In this lecture, Dr. Lambert will outline how traditional Indigenous Knowledges have enabled Indigenous communities to live sustainably, and in relative safety. He will describe how these Knowledges were oppressed through colonization and are slowly reappearing in disaster risk reduction (DRR). He will provide modern examples of empowered Indigenous emergency management and present evidence that sovereignty remains the primary necessary condition for effective DRR.



Associate Professor

Department of Indigenous Studies

University of Saskatchewan

Kirk Hall, 117 Science Place

Saskatoon, SK, CANADA S7N 5C8

Brief Bio

I am an Indigenous (Māori) lecturer from New Zealand now working as an Associate Professor at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. My work has been with Indigenous emergency managers and supporting their efforts to build capacity and capability to secure their communities in a time of dynamic changes to their natural and political landscapes.

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Introduced by:
Ms. Melanie Mark-Shadbolt, Deputy Secretary - Tūmatakōkiri (Māori Rights & Interest), Ministry for the Environment, New Zealand. Email:

3 May 2022

Time: 10.00 - 11.30 Hours Indian Standard Time

Zoom ID & Link: 928 8438 2730

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