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CONVERGE Indigenous Sovereignty in Disasters Training Module: A Demonstration Webinar


Date: February 6, 2024
Time: 4:30 to 5:00 pm MT


This webinar will provide a demonstration of the recently released CONVERGE Indigenous Sovereignty in Disasters Training Module. This free online resource describes how Indigenous sovereignty can help build resilience to hazards and disasters.  

If you would like to learn more about this free, online resource, please join us from 4:30 to 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time on February 6, 2024.  

This interactive webinar will focus on how settler colonialism impacts vulnerability to hazards among Indigenous Peoples and how Indigenous sovereignty—or the right of Indigenous Peoples to govern themselves—can help build disaster resilience. The presenters will showcase how you can integrate the training module into your classroom or other work setting. In addition, participants will see how the module functions and be able to view the resources associated with it. 

The new module, like the others in the series, concludes with a 10-question quiz. Upon successful completion of the quiz, users receive a certificate, which is worth one contact hour of general management training through the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) certification program.  

The CONVERGE Indigenous Sovereignty in Disasters Training Module—developed with support from the National Science Foundation—is now available via the CONVERGE website. We encourage you to access it as well as the CONVERGE Assignment Bank and Annotated Bibliographies in advance of the webinar. 

Please note that this webinar will be recorded and posted on this page after the event. Finally, we ask that you sign up for future events and free resources at the CONVERGE website.

Introduction and Overview

Lori Peek, Principal Investigator, CONVERGE, SSEER, and ISEEER
Director, Natural Hazards Center and Professor, Department of Sociology
University of Colorado Boulder


Julie Maldonado, Livelihoods Knowledge Exchange Network (LiKEN)

Hōkūlani Rivera (Kanaka Maoli), Teacher, Muckleshoot Tribal School

If you have questions about this webinar series or about CONVERGE, please contact us at

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