North Dakota Tribal Members Talk About Climate Change

In this short video segment Native Americans talk about climate change and how it impacts their lives as they experience unexpected changes in environmental conditions. They describe observed changes in seasonality, how these changes affect ecosystems and habitats, their respect for Mother Earth, and the participation of tribal colleges in climate change research projects.

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This is a Northern Plains description of the effects of climate change. For viewpoints from other geographical locations, see resources in the CLEAN collection (Intuit, Navajo, and others).

There is not much content in this video so it would have to be used as a "prompt" to get students thinking about observations by Native Americans and why they would be important in understanding climate change.