Indigenous perspectives in disaster recovery and climate change adaptation

Bhiamie Williamson, Phoebe Quinn

Published : 2020


For better or worse, Indigenous peoples have become accustomed to living with catastrophic changes to their societies. Colonial legacies of eradication, dispossession, assimilation and racism continue to impact the modern realities of Indigenous peoples. In this way, settler-colonialism is both historical, and a lived experience. Furthermore, as distinct groups with deep and ancient attachments to the lands and waters, the impacts of climate change and disasters compound Indigenous people’s trauma. Yet despite these particular experiences, Indigenous people’s perspectives have been largely overlooked in responses to disasters and in the community recovery literature. The ongoing effects of s..

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