National Museum of the American Indian Opens “Conversations with the Earth”
Smithsonian Institution news release, 20 June 2011

WASHINGTONDC, USA: The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian will be presenting “Conversations with the Earth: Indigenous Voices on Climate Change” from 22 July 2011 to 2 January 2012. The multimedia exhibition explores the impact of global climate change from the perspective of 15 tribal communities in 13 countries. Using photography and community-created video and audio recordings, this exhibition – the first of its kind to highlight indigenous science – examines the ways these communities are disproportionately affected by climate change through the voices and experiences of the Earth’s traditional stewards. The communities represented in the exhibition include the Kichwa of Ecuador, the Aymara and Quechua of Peru, the Yaaqui and Comcaac of Mexico, the Guarani of Brazil, the Gwich’in of Alaska, the Inuit of Canada and the Kuna of Panama. Read the news release …

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