In this video segment, adapted from Navajo Technical College, two Navajo Elders speak about climate change and differences in the environment that they have observed.
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The two Navajo Elders' observations include changes in the rainy season, more violent storms, and changes in the characteristics of both wind and snow. They describe the disappearance of some plants and express concern about how changes in climate are negatively affecting people and animals.
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As part of a unit on climate change, students could research observations by indigenous people from varied locations.