Indigenous Peoples’ Perspectives: System Change Not Climate Change

System Change Not Climate Change

Indigenous Peoples’ Perspectives

Teach-in Template: Videos that present Indigenous Peoples’ perspectives on the impacts of, and solutions to, climate change.

Playlist (4 videos)

Individual videos

Ben Powless, Mohawk citizen from Six Nations, Ontario, Indigenous Environment Network
Ben discusses how both the causes and effects of climate change are threats to Indigenous cultures, and how Indigenous people are mobilizing to have their voices heard.

Chief Jackie Thomas, Saik’uz First Nation
Jackie addresses the Saik’uz First Nation opposition to a proposed Enbridge pipeline which would bring tar sands crude to the B.C. coast.

Tom Goldtooth, Executive Director, Indigenous Environmental Network
Tom discusses Indigenous knowledge, the rights of nature, and need for all peoples to work together in ending unsustainable energy and resource consumption.

Ellen Grabriel, Turtle Clan from Kanehsatà:ke Mohawk Territory
Ellen speaks about how Indigenous people have been at the forefront of the movement for environmental justice and about the impacts of climate change on Indigenous people.