Length - 19:07 minutes
This video offers insights regarding rural Native Americans and climate change, with a special emphasis on Nevada's tribes. A profile is provided of National Science Foundation research in N.W. Nevada led by Dr. William J. Smith, Jr. and his research team. Many Native American tribes have unique insights into natural resources, and may be especially vulnerable to climate change impacts.
Climate change will have a significant impact on natural resources, and thus, the rural Native American (and other) tribes that depend on them. Nevada’s arid lands and vulnerable tribes provide a vivid case study of this interaction.
ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING MATERIALS
Watch >> Nevada's Native American Tribes and Climate Change
TEACHING NOTES / CONTEXT FOR USE
Several papers which will support this video are going through the publication process at this time.
Assessment is at at the discretion of the educator and how this material is applied.
REFERENCES AND RESOURCES
- Summit Lake Paiute Tribe http://www.summitlaketribe.org/, and
- Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe http://www.pyramidlake.us/
- Tribal environmental managers across Nevada.
This research is supported by the National Science Foundation (# EPS-0814372).
This video was produced by Dr. William James Smith, Jr. and tribal partners in NW Nevada. The video centers on tribal dependence on trout for both nutrition and as their cultural hearth, the status of their water resources which are the foundation for their fish-based culture, and the place of indigenous society surrounded by western culture, resource demands and policies as earth progresses through the Anthropocene.