Wisdom of the Elders Radio Series Four: 
Indigenous Response
to Environmental and Climate Issues

Rose High Bear - Wisdom of the Elders Radio

Image: Rose High Bear recording credits in studio on September 25, 2014. Photo Credit: Lawrence Johnson

Wisdom’s radio production team is getting ready to release the first two Wisdom of the Elders Radio Programs. Series Four will feature stories, songs, and science from indigenous elders and cultural leaders of the Inupiat and Athabascans of Alaska and their response to unprecedented environmental and climate issues.

Native people are the first and most severely impacted by a shifting climate and degrading ecosystems. This impact is compounded by the fact that many Indigenous communities have few economic resources to mitigate the harmful effects of a changing climate. Indigenous communities from around the world are demonstrating resilience and resourcefulness combining both contemporary and traditional ecological knowledge to preserve threatened ways of life.