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World leaders meet this week in New York for the United Nation’s Climate Summit 2014. They will discuss climate change agreements that include decreasing the number of trees cut down around the world and boosting the use of renewable energy. Leaders have until next year to make agreements that would be enforced in 2020. Is this global conversation including Indigenous communities, including our tribes in the United States? What would make a difference for our Native communities? Are your leaders taking action to address global climate change?
Joe Gilbertson – fisheries management biologist for the Hoh Tribe
Daniel Wildcat (Yuchi) – convener of the Indigenous People Climate Change working group and a professor at Haskell Indian Nations University
Melina Laboucan-Massimo (Lubicon Cree First Nation) – works with the Green Peace Canada tar sands campaign