Earth Day: Indigenous scientists, academics and community members take the lead in environmental causes

 

This week on Unreserved we talk to Indigenous scientists, academics and community members looking at the environment is different ways, and doing things to help our planet. (CBC/Mark Wunsch of Greencoast Media)

April 22 is Earth Day, so this week on Unreserved we're talking to Indigenous scientists, academics and community members looking at the environment in different ways, and doing things to help our planet. 

Mother Earth Recycling is an Indigenous owned company in Winnipeg, that offers a variety of recycling services to the city. Jessica Floresco gives Rosanna a tour of the warehouse, and shows her how to recycle mattresses. 

 

Rosanna visits Mother Earth Recycling in Winnipeg, to learn about how to recycle a mattress. (CBC)


Nicholas Reo
 is an assistant professor of Native American and environmental studies at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. He wants us to reframe how we think about invasive and non-native species of plants and animals. 

Living Landscapes is a project out of the Salish Kootenai College, that bridges Indigenous knowledge and Western science to help communities document climate change. Germaine White is the co-investigator on the project.  

Spencer Greening is working to bridge ecological studies and local Gitga'at knowledge to understand the complex Great Bear Rainforest on the northwest coast of British Columbia. 

Deborah McGregor, associate professor at York University, wants more people to know about Indigenous environmental justice, and how it helps Indigenous communities assert their rights over their territories.