Language and Indigenous Peoples
- Published on Monday, 09 March 2009 14:36
Indigenous Australian Aboriginal Perspectives on Climate Change, Cape York, Australia
“When that whole ocean comes and rises up, where are we going to go?” ponders Inherkowinginambana, a Kunjen elder from Kowanyama, a coastal Aboriginal community in tropical Queensland, Australia.
“Every year it (the tide) comes in, it goes a bit further up….once it hits the swamps, that will kill all the plant life, and the waterways” adds an Aboriginal ranger who works with local elders to protect Aboriginal country and culture.
Read the related article in Our world 2.0 .
Distributed by Indigenous Peoples Issues and Resources (IPIR). IPIR aggregates, indexes, and distributes content on behalf of hundreds of indigenous nations, organizations, and media outlets. Articles, commentaries, and book reviews that do not identify a source are produced or commissioned by IPIR.