Climate change is already causing sea level rises, drought and severe weather and Native communities are seeing the impact of those changes. In February, the U.S. Department of Interior allocated $8 million for tribal climate change adaptation and planning projects. Beyond the physical and economical damages, what changes in the climate affect Native ceremonies, traditional foods and cultural happenings?
Dr. Daniel Wildcat (Yuchi member of the Muskogee Nation in Oklahoma) – convener of the Indigenous Peoples’ Climate Change Working Group and professor at the Haskell Indian Nations University
Michael Wassegijig-Price (Anishinaabe) -professor at Leech Lake Tribal College
Paulette Blanchard (Absentee Shawnee and Kickapoo) -PHD student at the University of Kansas, co-author of Oklahoma Inter-Tribal Meeting on Climate Variability on Change
Break Music: Indigenous Life (song) Fiji (artist) Indigenous Life (album)