Glacier Grafting Mountain Farmers
High in the Himalaya, mountain farmers use glacier growing techniques to increase their water supply for crops and in some cases to sustain micro hydro power. High in the Himalaya, mountain farmers use glacier growing techniques to increase their water supply for crops and in some cases to sustain micro hydro power. High in the Himalaya, mountain farmers use glacier growing techniques to increase their water supply for crops and in some cases to sustain micro hydro power. High in the Himalaya, mountain farmers use glacier growing techniques to increase their water supply for crops and in some cases to sustain micro hydro power.
Nikki Tulley is a member of the Navajo Nation. She is a third year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Environmental Science with a concentration in Hydroscience at the University of Arizona. Her research focuses on ensuring that people living in Indigenous communities have access to clean drinking water to sustain their way of life in an ever-changing environment through sustainable practices and water policies and management. She is an Alfred P. Sloan 2018-2021 Scholar, American Indian Graduate Center Fellow, and an American Indian Science and Engineering Society Sequoyah Fellow. Nikki received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Science and a Master of Science Degree in Water Resources from the University of New Mexico.
Snowchange Cooperative is a non-profit organisation in Finland, which has been working for 20 years with the Arctic and boreal communities on questions and solutions of climate change.
Since 2017 Snowchange launched Landscape Rewilding Programme (www.landscaperewilding.org) that has to date restored and rewilded 2000 hectares of lands, peatlands, rivers, lakes, forests and northern wetlands. It is positively influencing 27,000 hectares area.
Landscape Rewilding Programme combines latest science of climate change with Indigenous and traditional knowledge of the member villages. Additionally, traditional practices, like winter seining (pictured), are demonstrating how maintaining these actions helps and alleviates climate change-induced changes. In the case of the winter seining of Puruvesi, this ancient fishery run by Snowchange removes fish as nutrients from the highly oligotrophic lake, slowing the impact of eutrophication, provides daily community-based observations of ice conditions, water and fish health and species data. Lastly, seining cleanses the spawning gravel sites of whitefish and vendace from organic loading in the lake bottom.
Our Mission: To make the climate movement accessible to all. While youth are becoming more aware about social and environmental issues, there still remains a gap in driving real, concrete change. We want to break the echo chamber and bring climate action to the masses, by hosting informational webinars and writing toolkits.
Our Values: Inclusivity, accessibility, unity. Even in our fight for environmental action, we must be wary of groups who dominate the conversations. We believe climate justice means uplifting the voices of those who have been historically marginalized, and frontline communities. We believe in an environmental movement that is accessible to all people and harbors cooperation.
The Collaboratory for Indigenous Data Governance
The Collaboratory for Indigenous Data Governance develops research, policy, and practice innovations for Indigenous data sovereignty. Indigenous data sovereignty draws on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples that reaffirms the rights of Indigenous nations to control data about their peoples, lands, and resources. The lab’s research, teaching, and engagement seek to transform institutional governance and ethics for Indigenous control of Indigenous data, particularly within open science, open data, and big data contexts. The lab primarily collaborates with Indigenous Peoples and nations in the US Southwest and the Arctic, as well nation and international networks of Indigenous data sovereignty and governance experts. The lab’s disciplinary breadth includes public health, law, business, geography, sociology, social work, public policy, and environmental and climate sciences.
We acknowledge the Indigenous Peoples and their lands on which we live and work, recognizing that the Collaboratory for Indigenous Data Governance emerges from a commitment from each one of us to our relatives, communities, and constituents.
Tokata Iron Eyes
Tokata (Future) Iron Eyes is a member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and has been confronting injustice since she was 9 years old, when she testified against a uranium mine in the sacred Black Hills. As a youth leader in the climate movement, she continues to demonstrate her commitment to compelling the world to listen to Indigenous Nations— from the NODAPL movement at Standing Rock to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women across the US.
Tokata understands the power of the media and utilizes her voice to evoke change in complacent hearts. She travels all over the world lifting the collective consciousness in response to the human caused climate crisis.
Growing up on the Standing Rock and Pine Ridge reservations she has received both Western and Indigenous teachings, giving her the natural ability to relate to multitudes and share an uncensored perspective on the uncomfortable truths of colonization and capitalism.
Kate is a 19 year-old sustainability advocate from Singapore. Growing up in a culture where strikes are largely against the law, she strives to raise awareness through social media (@byobottlesg) and community events. Within her own community, she founded the BYO Bottle SG campaign which aims to transform the culture of single-use. On an international scale, she is also one of the co-founders of youth NGO Re-Earth Initiative to advance collective climate action.