Conversations with the Earth: Indigenous Voices on Climate Change

July 22, 2011–December 31, 2011
Washington, DC

This exhibition—the first of its kind devoted to indigenous science—provides a Native perspective on global climate change. Through photographs, video, and audio of tribal communities from the Arctic to Brazil, the environmental impact of pollution is found in the stories of imposed mitigation and its consequences on local livelihoods. Conversations with the Earth offers the voices of the earth's traditional stewards in the search for a viable response to the challenges of climate change. In the words of Inupiat leader Patricia Cochran, chair of the Indigenous Peoples Global Summit on Climate Change, "We are a harbinger of what is to come, what the rest of the world can expect."