Required Reading: Climate Justice, Adaptation, and Investing in Indigenous Power is a publication of the NDN Collective Climate Justice Campaign, which builds power throughout Indigenous communities responding to the climate crisis. Their climate justice campaigns support those Indigenous and frontline communities who are leading the way in defending their land, water, and air from contamination, and their people from exploitation and violence. They support policy change, coalition building, and advocacy & support the Indigenous solutions-based work happening across nations to revitalize traditional food systems and agroecology, to build new, community led renewable energy systems and initiatives, to develop climate adaptive and zero net energy housing, and to transform the way transportation and economic systems operate to reflect our values of living with honor and respect for our sources of life.
Required Reading is not only a beautiful book but a powerful one, collecting profound thoughts from a variety of Indigenous leaders worldwide who are responding in real ways to climate change. While the recent IPCC report & multitudinous data points can lead us toward a hopeless view on climate change, Required Reading soars with hope, solutions, and resilient ways of thinking.
We have 9 copies of the book available for attendees to read, so space is limited! Please register here & we'll contact you about picking up your book from the library. After our initial book club, the books will be used as a circulating book club, so unfortunately this time they aren't to be kept, but we know you'll enjoy learning from this amazing read & look forward to sharing broadly.
Plenty of time is allotted to read & contemplate the book through the holidays; we'll meet via Zoom to discuss on January 5th from 6-7pm- keep an eye out for the Zoom link the day of the event!