Join us for a roundtable conversation with Indigenous leaders about the impact of the relationship between air quality, climate change, and public health on Indigenous people.
To shed much-needed light on this important issue, Moms Clean Air Force and the National Tribal Air Association (NTAA) have partnered to develop a new, comprehensive resource, “Air Quality in Indigenous Communities." This was premiered with this virtual conversation.
Between 2.5 and 6 million Indigenous people live in the United States, where generations of systemic abuses have often led to chronic poverty, poor health care, substandard housing, and inadequate protection from sources of pollution. Air pollution causes or exacerbates almost all of the major health disparities experienced by Indigenous people, making it especially urgent to improve air quality on tribal lands.
This discussion was moderated by Moms Clean Air Force's Field Manager Elizabeth Brandt and featured the following panelists:
- Carol Kriebs, Chairperson, National Tribal Air Association and Environmental Director for the Kootenai Tribe
- Mariah Ashley, Diné, Program Coordinator, National Tribal Air Association
- Shaina Oliver, Member, Navajo Nation, and Colorado Field Organizer, Moms Clean Air Force