Stephen Leahy: Indigenous Peoples Needed to Meet the Challenge of Climate Change

Just when was this part of any traditional culture: “Caring for the land includes monitoring the impacts of climate change and using traditional knowledge to keep or sequester carbon she said.“?

Indigenous Australians certainly used fire to reduce forests and maintain savanna regions for hunting but climate change and carbon sequestration? Puh-lease!

“Planning is not part of our culture. You just get up in the morning and do what you need to do for the day,” said Marilyn Wallace of the Kuku Nyungka ‘mob’ (aboriginal nation) in northern Queensland, Australia.

“Bama” or caring for their local territory is an important part of aboriginal culture and identity Wallace told participants at a mini-workshop in Cairns, Australia today Sunday March 25th prior to the start of the main workshop Climate Change Mitigation with Local Communities and Indigenous peoples on Monday.

Caring for the land includes monitoring the impacts of climate change and using traditional knowledge to keep or sequester carbon she said.

NatGeo

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One response to “Stephen Leahy: Indigenous Peoples Needed to Meet the Challenge of Climate Change

  1. Strange how they don’t believe the indigenous peoples in Alaska when they say Polar Bears are not in danger…..

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