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Science, Social Studies, Civics

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  • Videos, 4 minutes, 57 seconds, CC, Subtitles

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North America, United States, USA - West, Oregon, Central Oregon / Columbia Gorge

Youth Climate Story: First Foods and the Fight to Protect Indigenous Lands

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  • In this video, Katherine talks about the importance of protecting Indigenous lands and elevating women's voices to combat climate change and protect the environment for future generations.
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  • Katherine displays her emotions while telling her story, which may make it more impactful for students.
  • The images and video clips are captivating. 

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This resource is recommended for teaching. Content in the resource has no contradiction in relation to climate and social action and supports Indigenous women and young people to take responsibility towards solving the climate crisis in their local communities.

  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
    • LS2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
      • MS-LS2-4 Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations.
  • College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
    • Dimension 2: Civics
      • D2.Civ.1.6-8 Distinguish the powers and responsibilities of citizens, political parties, interest groups, and the media in a variety of governmental and nongovernmental contexts.
      • D2.Civ.12.9-12 Analyze how people use and challenge local, state, national, and international laws to address a variety of public issues.
    • Dimension 2: Geography
      • D2.Geo.9.9-12 Evaluate the influence of long-term climate variability on human migration and settlement patterns, resource use, and land uses at local-to-global scales.
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