By Chuck Quirmbach, Wisconsin Public Radio
Native American leaders meeting in Milwaukee this week at the convention of the National Congress of American Indians are asking the Trump administration to do more to combat climate change. Tribal leaders speaking at the conference say recent wildfires and hurricanes that have destroyed housing and other resources are a sign of rising global temperatures, and that federal action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is needed.
[The article features the Forest County Potawatomi Tribe, as well as the Oneida, Ho-Chunk and Menominee Tribes as several examples of Native Americans’ leadership on climate action]. Read more here.
Photo: Tribal art on display at the National Congress of American Indians convention in Milwaukee. Chuck Quirmbach / Wisconsin Public Radio
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- Forest County Potawatomi Tribe’s Land and Natural Resources Division is working to help the Tribe reach its ultimate goal of 100% energy independence through clean, renewable green energy.
- The Oneida Tribe’s Energy Development Program
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- Winnebago Reservation to add 1,000 solar panels, Sioux City Journal