Louisiana is losing coastal land to encroaching water from the Gulf of Mexico, driving away plants and animals tribes traditionally rely on. In Alaska, thinning ice prevents subsistence hunters from reaching game that provide food for their communities. Those are just two examples of how climate change is affecting traditional Native food ways. We’ll discuss how tribes are taking preventative measures to keep their traditional foods alive as their environments change.
Dr. Kyle Whyte (enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation) – Timnick chair in the humanities and professor of philosophy and community sustainability at Michigan State University
Malia Nobrega-Olivera (Native Hawaiian) – director of community engagement for the school of Hawaiian Knowledge and director of LAMA
Break music: Sweet Grass Water Is Life (single song) Miracle Dolls (artist)