In a series of panel discussions, art exhibitions and film screenings, taking place throughout the St. Lawrence River Watershed (on Haudenosaunee Territory), the NCALE Summit will focus on sustainable and regenerative solutions to the climate crises.
Our Vision / Mission  
In the face of the climate crises, communities across the world are organizing to protect the lungs of the planet and create a sustainable future. While this is a global struggle, the seeds of resistance start on a local level. St. Lawrence River Watershed (Haudenosaunee Territory) is no exception. The North Country Art, Land and Environment Summit will utilize art and conversation to contextualize this struggle and present local environmental solutions. 
Our region of northern New York covers a large geographic territory, encompassing the St. Lawrence River Valley and part of the Adirondack Park. The Summit will feature a series of educational exhibitions, panel discussions, workshops and film screenings. Through these events the environmental future of the St. Lawrence Watershed will come under the spotlight. While mostly taking place in the towns of Canton and Potsdam, the conversation will envelop the entire North Country.
The Conversations 
In a series of round table/panel discussions, local scientists, scholars, government officials, activists and community organizers will come together to discuss issues that are vital to the environmental future of the region and the world: 

Rivers, Water & Life
Wednesday, September 9th, 2020
Panel Discussion @ Richard F. Brush Art Gallery, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY

Land-Use and Land Management
Wednesday, Sept 16th, 2020 
Panel Discussion @ Sykes Formal Lounge, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY

 As the Grasse Talks: The Past, Present and Future of the Grasse River
Thursday, September 17th, 2020
Gallery Opening and Artist Talk @ Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, Canton, NY

Local & Regenerative Agriculture Day
Saturday, September 19th, 2020
Presentations, Workshops and Community Meal @ St. Lawrence University Sustainability Program, Canton, NY

North Country Environmental Solutions
Thursday, September 24th, 2020
Panel Discussion @ Old Main Conference Center, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY

Environmental Art and Storytelling
Saturday, September 26th, 2020  
Panel Discussion & Performances @ Performing Arts Center, SUNY Potsdam

Burning or Breathing / Keynote Address and Film Screening
Friday, October 2nd, 2020
Filmmaker Keynote and Screening @ Eben Holden, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY

Local/Global Environmental Activist Meet and Greet
Sunday, October 4th, 2020
In-Person & Video Conference Meet and Greet @ Unitarian Universalist Church/Canton, NY
Exhibitions​​​​​​​
Water and Origin: Protecting and Honoring the First Storyteller
Richard F. Brush Art Gallery, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY
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As the Grasse Talks: The Past, Present and Future of the Grasse River
Traditional Arts in Northern New York (TAUNY), Canton, NY
Funders & Collaborators
This program was funded in part by Humanities New York, with support from the
National Endowment for the Humanities, and
St. Lawrence University. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily
represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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