Can you buy forgiveness for environmental damage? Carbon credits offer opportunities for companies and even individuals to balance out their greenhouse gas emissions by paying another entity that promises to lower emissions. Some tribes think selling carbon credits might be an economic opportunity as well as a way to protect resources. Whether or not you align with the conventional scientific thinking on global warming, carbon credits could be an economic boon for tribes. Are carbon credits something Indigenous people should be banking on?
Dallas Goldtooth (Diné and Mdewakanton Dakota) – Keep It in the Ground Campaign Organizer for the Indigenous Environmental Network
Erick Giles (Muscogee Creek Nation) – program director National Indian Carbon Coalition
Jonny BearCub (Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes) – director of business development for Native Energy
Break Music: 7 Fires (song) Red Slam Collective (artist)