two young Inuits in the Canadian Arctic

Film still from „Eggs, rocks, human beings“; photo: Philipp Schaeffer



Totally Glocal. Global Talks in Stuttgart:
Canada’s Indigenous Peoples and Us – Strategies of Resilience

ifa Weltraum | Stuttgart | 21.02.2019 | 18.00 – 20.00

Lecture | “The world is overwhelmed by the urgency of how to confront climate change. Society is worried, determined, angry and uncertain about what our future holds,” says Jocelyn Joe-Strack, a microbiologist and member of the First Nations community, the Indigenous population of Canada. Indigenous peoples traditionally live in close contact with the land, which is in constant flux. ”Our climate and homeland has always shifted and changed. For our ancestors, that was a truth not a threat.” Climate change and globalisation pose new challenges to our societies, whether in Germany or in the Canadian North. What strategies are Indigenous peoples pursuing to manage these changes? How do they hope to safeguard the future for the next generations? What can we in Germany learn from this?

As part of the ifa series “Totally Glocal”, Jocelyn Joe-Strack will be talking to the German documentary filmmaker Philipp Schaeffer about strategies for adapting to a changing world.

Jocelyn Joe-Strack, member of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations in Canada and PhD student in the fields of Land Use Planning and First Nations Studies at the University of Saskatchewan School of Environment and Sustainability

Philipp Schaeffer, German documentary filmmaker, director of the virtual reality film Eggs, Rocks, Human Beings about two young Inuit in the Canadian Arctic

Martin Kilgus, Managing Director of ifa Akademie

The event will be held in cooperation with the Embassy of Canada to Germany and the “Deutsch-Amerikanisches Zentrum”/James-F.-Byrnes-Institut Stuttgart.

Please register via dialogundforschung(at)


ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen)
Charlottenplatz 17
D-70173 Stuttgart


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