Global climate change is here. And only now, as our nation is ravaged by hurricanes, floods and droughts, is this new reality becoming all too obvious. But indigenous people in isolated communities around the world have been sounding the alarm for decades. This week we’ll meet indigenous messengers from Alaska and Peru who say it’s not too late to use traditional knowledge to reconnect with Mother Earth. And we’ll learn about a powerful new exhibition at the National Museum of the American Indian launched to amplify their message to the world.
Tim Johnson (Mohawk), Associate Director for Museum Programs, National Museum of the American Indian
Sarah James, Gwich’in tribal leader, Arctic Village, Alaska; winner, Goldman Environmental Prize
Maja Tillman, Senior Associate, InsightShare
Irma Luz Poma Canchumani, (Quechua), traditional gourd-carver
Nico Villaume, freelance photographer
Brian Keane, Director, Land is Life