Terri Hansen wrote this article for YES! Magazine. Terri is a member of the Winnebago tribe, and has covered Native and indigenous peoples’ issues since 1993. Hansen’s focus is science and the environment, and she has reported on climate change in tribal communities since 2008, as well as on indigenous participation in the annual UN climate summits. Follow her on Twitter @TerriHansen.
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