Tag: indigenous people
As Nebraska and the U.S. Midwest recover from devastating climate change-fueled floods, we speak with Lakota historian Nick Estes on how two centuries of indigenous resistance created the movement proclaiming “Water is life.”
After months of protest, the government scaled back its plans – at least temporarily.
"This is a political crime for the human rights defense that Samir Flores Samir and the FPDTA carried out against the [project] and for people's autonomy and self-determination."
There is now scientific evidence that links climate change to the first encounter and the cumulative destruction of Indigenous societies.
From environmental and land rights to the thousands of indigenous women who have gone missing in the United States and Canada, the march was a reminder that indigenous people suffer from the same problems across the world.
We speak to Nathan Phillips about what happened. He is a Vietnam-era veteran and previous director of the Native Youth Alliance.
“The provincial and federal governments must revoke the permits for this project until the standards of free, prior and informed consent are met."
Here are a handful of front-line organizations and efforts connecting climate change and indigenous communities.
This means that restoring food sovereignty to Native communities requires the re-introduction of indigenous food production, distribution practices and infrastructure, in concert with the re-valuation of traditional ecological knowledge that has long been sidelined from Western notions of science.