Indigenous Voices on Climate Change

This set of learning resources were developed in collaboration with Geogramblings, The ENV Cast and Decolonising Geography. Listen and read to voices of people with indigenous heritage from North America and explore how human identity is linked with the land, and how that is changing due to the Climate Crisis.

Learning resources are being created as part of collaborative effort by the Coffee & Geography Podcast (Geogramblings), The ENV Cast, and educators from Decolonising Geography.

  • Indigenous use of natural resources (KS1 & KS2)
  • (More on the way!)

In the meantime, feel free to using the links at the bottom and listen to some conversations and get to know our indigenous contributors.

White Raven Woman Candace Lloyd is a Métis cultural advisor, speaker and educator focused on cultural awareness workshops, Truth and Reconciliation training and relationship building. Candace recognizes the power of bringing people together from all walks of life; building community is a time-honoured tradition of the Métis. Her goal is to find pathways to work together in the spirit of collaboration and harmony.

Tawny Stowe is a Métis business owner who works on the traditional lands of the Anishnabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. She is a steward of land and resources which allows her to embody her role as the Woodland Priestess helping parents return home to their children through a (re)connection to the Earth. She teaches a remembering of the Mind-Body-Soul through the sharing of childrens’ stories, poems, baking, arts + crafts, oracle readings and nature exploration.

Danka Brewer is an Algonquin First Nation, Elder and one of the Strongest Knowledge Holders, who speaks on many issues such as climate change impacts on the land (water and rice ), significance of drumming, importance of working with nature and why science needs to have stronger connections with indigenous knowledge.

Dr Karletta Chief is a Diné hydrologist, best known for her work to address environmental pollution on the Navajo Nation and increase the participation of Native Americans in STEM.

Learning Resources

Indigenous Use of Natural Resources

Explore the local environment and compare with how the Métis culture in Canada farms and manages the land. The 'local' example is based on the Scottish islands and practices such as crofting, but you can substitute out for examples local to your school if you wish.

Contributed by Trisha Kavanaugh (Important Issues Lead Member of the Geographical Association’s Early Years and Primary Phase Committee. Teacher at Baltasound Junior High School, Shetland Islands).

KS2 Learning MaterialsKS1 Learning Materials

Podcast Discussions with Indigenous Voices

Listen to CandaceListen to DankaListen to KarlettaListen to TawnyPanel Discussion

Copyright © 2021 | University of East Anglia