Fiona Anderson will interview Tessa Bailey, a Tlingit First Nations Matriarch from Canada, about the myriad ways in which her people are already suffering from the climate crisis, We'll discuss how the overlap of discrimination, poverty and degraded living environments have intensified its effects on indigenous people. We'll explore how to acknowledge with both humility and sorrow that we are now all as lost as each other, and discover how we can reconnect with the wisdom and knowledge of First Nations peoples. You can read Tessa's bio here:
"As a Tlingit First Nations woman, I was raised in our values of Hà Kus Teayea. My nation and my given name, Gadzoosdaa, give me a responsibility to care for the land and for the youth. Climate change has had major impacts on our communities in Northern Canada. Food security, as wildlife populations dwindle, housing, as the ground collapses with the melting of permafrost, and suicide, as our identity fades away in a delicate dance between ourselves and the land, are all catalysts for our voices to be heard".
Thursday, March 4 from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.