This video segment examines the issue of climate change from the perspective of Native Americans. Elders describe the changes they have observed in their surroundings, especially those related to water, and the effects they are having on their way of life. Dr. Daniel Wildcat explains that because Native people are so deeply connected to the land, non-Native people should consult with Native people about what we are experiencing. There is a though provoking background essay that explains how our world is steadily changing from a green, lush planet to a pavement filled gray planet, and explains why people are losing touch with the world around them. There are four discussion questions about nature and people involved in this lesson. There is a helpful section that shows you the standards for your state ranging from grades K-12. There are also links to related resources.


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