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Climate change is introducing profound challenges to local communities around the globe, threatening their ability to remain on their land. Because most of humanity uses an Indigenous or local knowledge system to understand the world and how it works, anthropology has a specific role to play as a knowledge broker for these communities. Susan Crate will share how she conducts this work and what is needed to slow down and curtail climate change for the preservation of the world’s indigenous people.
Susan A. Crate is a Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy at George Mason University. An environmental and cognitive anthropologist, she has worked with indigenous communities in Siberia since 1988.
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