Climate change is the largest existential crisis ever faced by humanity. Indigenous Peoples understand that the changing climate is a symptom of underlying paradigms that need to change. We need to act boldly to limit the worst effects, yet our efforts have been hampered by racism, colonialism and corporate greed. Indigenous communities worldwide are on the front lines, experiencing the brunt of climate impacts and leading the fight to stop climate change. Indigenous voices are key to healing our planet.
In the midst of facing these urgent challenges, where can we find beauty and connection and hope? On this evening, Native photographers Kiliii Yüyan (Nanai/Hezhen) and Josué Rivas (Mexica & Otomi) will share their images in conversation with scholar/activist/artist Lyla June Johnston (Diné/Navajo & Tsétsêhestâhese/Cheyenne). Join us for stunning photography and indigenous perspectives on climate change, its interconnection with social justice movements, and why photography matters.