In North America, indigenous peoples include American Indians and Alaskan Natives.
Navajo women and child, Canyon de Chelly, Arizona, in 1941 taken by Ansel Adams.
2009 Indigenous People’s Global Summit on Climate Change : Indigenous peoples are among those who contributed least to the climate change crisis because of their traditional livelihoods and sustainable lifestyles. It is a bitter irony, however, that they are suffering the worst impacts of climate change.
Climate change poses threats and dangers to the survival of indigenous communities worldwide, even though they contribute the least to greenhouse emissions. In fact, indigenous peoples are vital to the many ecosystems in their lands and territories and help enhance the resilience of these ecosystems.
In addition, indigenous peoples interpret and react to the impacts of climate change in creative ways, drawing on traditional knowledge and other technologies to find solutions that society at large can replicate to counter pending changes.
Asserting Native Resilience presents a rich variety of perspectives on Indigenous responses to the climate crisis, reflecting the voices of more than twenty...
Case: Is Anybody Listening? Last Updated on 2013-05-10 at 18:21
The case is an example of how Western-based property law, Navajo-Hopi Land Settlement Act, Public Law 93-531, has undermined traditional Native American practices... More »