© 2024 KALW 91.7 FM Bay Area
KALW Public Media / 91.7 FM Bay Area
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

One Planet: Native American Solutions To Climate Crisis

AP Photo/Joe Cavaretta
Hundreds of salmon rot near the Cleveland Wall of the Klamath River Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002, near Klamath, California

On this editon of Your Call One Planet Series, we’ll mark Indigenous People’s Day by discussing how Native American traditional knowledge can help find solutions to our modern climate crisis. We’ll talk about the Yurok Tribe’s decision to grant personhood to the troubled Klamath River in Northern California.

We’ll also discuss the Karuk Tribe’s use of traditional land management practices to help California fight mega fires during these times of ever-drier forests and less reliable rainfall.


Lisa Hillman, Karuk tribal member and program director for the Píkyav Field Institute

Amy Cordalis, general counsel for the Yurok Tribe

Web Resources:

Civil Eats: Indigenous Food Security is Dependent on Food Sovereignty

High Country News: The Karuk Tribe fights a growing wildfire threat and a lack of funding

Earth Justice: Reclaiming the Klamath

High Country News: The Klamath River now has the legal rights of a person

High Country News: How the Yurok Tribe is reclaiming the Klamath River

NY Times: Fighting Hunger in the Klamath River Basin