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Emerging leader says Indigenous knowledge is needed, Western science alone won't solve climate change

Jun 25, 2023 05:14AM ● By Content Editor
Photo: John Noltner, Founder, A Peace Of My Mind/NPR

By Susan Bence - NPR - June 23, 2023

Bazile Panek is a proud young member of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. The 22-year-old is determined to honor his ancestors and advocate for Indigenous rights. His commitment to the environment is woven into that determination.

“Indigenous people have had tens of thousands of years of experience with the environment and we’ve been through a climate change or two being here since the last ice age. So I think Indigenous knowledge is needed and people are realizing that,” Panek says. “Western science alone, I think, is not going to be able to solve climate change."

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