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July 27, 2012 at 7:00 AM

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First Stewards document effects of climate change in Washington

Washington tribes convened in Washington, D.C., this month for a first-of-its-kind gathering to discuss the effects of climate change told stories of loss, change and concern. Here is some video of the presentation by the Quinault Tribe, courtesy of the Spokesman-Review.


With treaty rights and a way of life particular to a single place on Earth, tribes feel the effects of climate change uniquely, tribal leaders said.

Follow their work on climate change at First Stewards, the brain child of four West Coast Washington tribes organized with leadership by Micah McCarty at the Makah Nation.

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Micah McCarty, chairman of the Makah Nation, helped launch First Stewards, a native work group on Climate Change

For more on the gathering, see our story in The Seattle Times.


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