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Cycles: Climate Change and Indigenous Women

Series produced by Natalie Hillerson

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Women, particularly indigenous women, have a role in answering and contributing to questions regarding the challenge of climate change. This podcast is inspired by preliminary research on indigenous women’s intimate connection with the environment and how recent developments (such as the proposed Dakota Access pipeline) affect both women’s bodies and responses to climate change.

This podcast is an Honors project in a joint anthropology/oceanography class on Indigenous science and climate change. Namely, Indigenous populations have been and will continue to be some of the first communities to be affected by environmental changes. As such, it is essential to seek guidance and knowledge from Indigenous people about possible solutions and incorporate these viewpoints into Western understandings of science and problem solving. To narrow the scope of the class for an Honors project, I am particularly interested in women and their role in answering and contributing to questions regarding the challenge of climate change. How are they affected by environmental changes in ways that men are not? What paths do they see for approaching environmental justice, and how do they view the relationship between Western and Indigenous science? These questions have been inspired by preliminary research on indigenous women’s intimate connection with the environment and how recent developments (such as the proposed Dakota Access pipeline) affect both women’s bodies and responses to climate change. Hide full description

This podcast is an Honors project in a joint anthropology/oceanography class on Indigenous science and climate change. Namely, Indigenous populations have been and will continue to be some of the first communities to be affected by environmental changes. As such, it is essential to seek guidance and knowledge from Indigenous people about possible solutions and incorporate these viewpoints into Western understandings of science and problem solving. To narrow the scope of the class for an Honors project, I am particularly interested in women and their role in answering and contributing to questions regarding the challenge of climate change. How are they affected by environmental changes in ways that men are not? What paths do they see for approaching environmental justice, and how do they... Show full description


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For my last podcast, I attended an event at the Intellectual House to create a healing salve from yellow cedar branches. I spoke to several attende...

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  • Added: Dec 11, 2016
  • Length: 19:16
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On November 15th, 2016, the UW Honors Program held an event on global challenges, specifically addressing climate change. I've selected some choice...

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  • Added: Dec 07, 2016
  • Length: 22:48
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Stronger and louder: Jessica Hernandez, graduate student in the College of the Environment at the University of Washington, discusses her experienc...

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  • Added: Nov 20, 2016
  • Length: 27:13
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All we are is stories: Jeanette Bushnell, lecturer at the University of Washington, and Alice Tsoodle, education manager at Friends of North Creek ...

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  • Added: Oct 27, 2016
  • Length: 27:32
  • Purchases: 1