12 Jul '12, 12pm

Native Americans on front lines of climate impact

Excellent article; thanks to the Yale Forum for its work! Too little has been learned from Native Americans, on the part of the general population and policy-makers, about methods of stewardship to protect the environment and the cultural resources the land representing including water, habitat and clean air. Tribal cultural values, related to environmental preservation and protection, and their significance, have been generally ignored. This is ‘backfiring’ and a chief cause of the degradation of the environment including ‘climate change.’ We salute the fearless advocacy of Mr. Alfredo A.Figueroa, with whom we have worked, in to protect Native American cultural and environmental resources in the deserts of southeastern California. We hope that the government and company proponents of projects heed his waringings and advice and that of American Indian leaders of the great ...

Full article: http://www.yaleclimatemediaforum.org/2012/06/native-ameri...

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