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ERIC Number: EJ932761
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0895-6855
"Don't Take Our Voices Away": A Role Play on the Indigenous Peoples' Global Summit on Climate Change
O'Neill, Julie Treick; Swinehart, Tim
Rethinking Schools, v24 n3 p54-58 Spr 2010
The Indigenous Peoples' Climate Summit role play grew out of the Portland Area Rethinking Schools Earth in Crisis Curriculum Workgroup and the Oregon Writing Project. It was designed to introduce students to the broad injustice of the climate crisis and to familiarize them with some of the specific issues faced by different indigenous groups around the world as they confront climate change. The role play was inspired by the actual Indigenous Peoples' Global Summit on Climate Change, held in Anchorage, Alaska, in April 2009, when representatives from around the world exchanged experiences and observations from the front lines of climate change and agreed on a unified strategy for leading a worldwide campaign. The Anchorage Summit highlighted how indigenous peoples are combining traditional knowledge with new practices to adapt to climatic changes, and the important role that indigenous perspectives can play as the rest of the world attempts to respond and adapt to the realities of a quickly changing climate. In this article, the authors describe how students learn about the impact of climate change on the world's most vulnerable cultures and geographic areas, then share their knowledge as they discuss strategy for saving the planet.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Alaska; Oregon