Addressing Climate Change from the North: Solutions from the Arctic  

Indigenous peoples in the north have been feeling the disastrous effects of climate change far longer than the rest of the planet’s population. According to NASA record sets, the Arctic is warming up to four times faster than the rest of the planet, disturbing terrestrial and marine ecosystems, destroying villages, and disrupting healthy ways of life. Some of the most innovative solutions to the climate crisis born of the practicality and ingenuity rooted in Native knowledge systems are emerging from the circumpolar north. In this panel, leaders at the Native Conservancy, Indigenous Climate Action, and Native Movement will share their strategies for addressing climate change in the policy, civil society and economic sectors. With: Dune Lankard (Eyak), Native Conservancy; Eriel Deranger (Athabaska Chippeweyan First Nation), Indigenous Climate Action; Ruth Miller (Dena’ina Athabaskan/Russian Ashkenazi Jewish), Native Movement. Moderated by Alexis Bunten.

Indigenous Forum

May 14th | 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm


Dune Lankard
Native Conservancy
Eriel Tchekwie Deranger
Co-Founder and Executive Director
Indigenous Climate Action
Ruth Miller
Climate Justice Director
Native Movement
Alexis Bunten
Co-Director, Indigeneity Program
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