In May, the Union of Concerned Scientists released a report titled “National Landmarks at Risk.” The document mentioned several national landmarks that are at risk because of climate change, including Santa Clara Pueblo, Mesa Verde National Park, and Kaloko-Honokohau and Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Parks. Are you worried about the impact of climate change to your community? In July, the Department of Interior announced a plan to provide 10 million dollars to tribes impacted by climate change. How has your tribe been impacted by climate change? Have the impacts of climate change shaped how you practice your religion or whether you can carry out the traditions passed down from your ancestors?
Melanie Bahnke (village of Savoonga) – President of Kawerak Incorporated
Nicole Horseherder (Dine) – activist
Karen Diver – Chairwoman of the Fond du Dac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa