The University of Innsbruck and Center Austria organized the annual UNO – Innsbruck Symposium on the topic of “Enduring Cultures: Indigenous Responses to Changing Environments in the 21st Century.” Speakers from North America and Europe met for a very engaging dialogue on the challenges indigenous peoples are facing from neoliberalist capitalism encroaching on their tribal lands in search of natural resources and in the process endangering their ways of life and traditional cultures.

From left to right: Klaus Frantz (Innsbruck, conference director), Gertraud Griessner (CenterAustria), Anna Stammler-Gossman (Arctic Center, University of Lapland, Finland), Guenter Bischof (CenterAustria), Liisa Holmberg (Sami Education Institute, Inari, Finland), Hugh Beach (Uppsala University, Sweden), Jay Johnson (University of Kansas), Bruce Forbes (Arctic Center, University of Lapland, Finland), Dick Winchell (Eastern Washington University), Dorothy Hallock (Tribal Planning Consultant, Tempe, AZ)

From left to right: Klaus Frantz (Innsbruck, conference director), Gertraud Griessner (CenterAustria), Anna Stammler-Gossman (Arctic Center, University of Lapland, Finland), Guenter Bischof (CenterAustria), Liisa Holmberg (Sami Education Institute, Inari, Finland), Hugh Beach (Uppsala University, Sweden), Jay Johnson (University of Kansas), Bruce Forbes (Arctic Center, University of Lapland, Finland), Dick Winchell (Eastern Washington University), Dorothy Hallock (Tribal Planning Consultant, Tempe, AZ)