AN INdigenous perspective

 

Learning From Indigenous Peoples on Climate Change

Brian Clark Howard

National Geographics interviews conservation biologist Gleb Raygorodetsky. Raygorodetsky has been traveling the world to document stories of resilience among indigenous people in the face of these challenges, from the Arctic to the Amazon. 

 

Land Use, Climate Change Adaption and Indigenous Peoples

Kirsty Galloway McLean

For indigenous peoples, resilience is rooted in traditional knowledge, as their capacity to adapt to environmental change is based first and foremost on an in-depth understanding of the land. As climate change increasingly impacts indigenous landscapes, communities are responding and adapting in unique ways.

 

Climate Change, Health, and Vulnerability in Canadian Northern Aboriginal Communities

Christopher Furgal & Jacinthe Seguin

Canada has recognized that Aboriginal and northern communities in the country face unique challenges and that there is a need to expand the assessment of vulnerabilities to climate change to include these communities. Evidence suggests that Canada’s North is already experiencing significant changes in its climate—changes that are having negative impacts on the lives of Aboriginal people living in these regions. 

 

'Strange Changes': Indigenous perspectives of climate change and adaption in NE Arnhem Land (Australia)

Petheram, Zander, Campbell, High & Stacy

Despite growing global attention to the development of strategies and policy for climate change adaptation, there has been little allowance for input from Indigenous people. In this study Petheram et al. aimed to improve understanding of factors important in integration of Yolngu perspectives in planning adaptation policy in North East Arnhem Land (Australia).

 

Honouring Air

Assembly of First Nations

The Assembly or First Nations discusses the importance of air: "Air is a life giving force and necessary for survival. The element of Air stands for the life force that brings all people into existence from their first breath. The ancient ones have long understood that the wind is the intermediary plain which connects the spirit world to our own." 

 

Indigenous peoples, local communities and climate change mitigation

Ameyali Ramos-Castillo, Edwin J. Castellanos, Kirsty Galloway McLean

This article is part of a Special Issue in the Journal of Climate Change which focuses on climate change mitigation and adaptation with local communities and Indigenous peoples.

 

Will global warming change Native American religious practices?

Ken Lund

The Conversation explores what the shrinking Colorado River means for Native American religions

 

A Changing Climate: Indigenous Engagement with Climate Change -- Impacts, Related Regulations and the Green Economy

Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning and University of Technology Sydney


This article discusses the very 
existence
 and 
endurance 
of 
Indigenous
 peoples
 for
thousands
 of 
years
 on 
one
 of 
the
 driest
 continents 
on 
earth, Australia,
 and the 
challenges 
posed
 by 
climate
 change.