Climate change can affect our health, ability to grow food, housing, safety, and work. Some of us are already more vulnerable to climate impacts, such as people living in small island nations and other developing countries. Conditions like sea-level rise and saltwater intrusion have advanced to the point where whole communities have had to relocate, and protracted droughts are putting people at risk of famine. In the future, the number of “climate refugees” is expected to rise.
How does climate change impact Indigenous Peoples? Cultural Survival's Director of Strategic Partnerships and Communications Daisee Francour (Oneida) attended COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland in November 2021 and spoke to Ozawa Bineshi Albert (Yuchi and Anishinaabe), Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) Movement Building Coordinator.
Produced by Daisee Francour (Oneida) and Shaldon Ferris (Khoisan)
Interviewee: Ozawa Bineshi Albert
Image: Courtesy of Facebook
Music: Lights in the Forest, by Yarina, used with permission.
"Burn your village to the ground", by The Halluci Nation, used with permission.