Youth, Indigenous people bring climate frontlines to the forefront at COP26

By Brian Roewe
November 10, 2021

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND — Standing on the Squinty Bridge above the River Clyde, Ruth Miller, a Dena'ina Athabaskan, described how climate change has already altered her homeland near Bristol Bay in Alaska.

“We are in deep crisis when it comes to our food systems already,” the 24-year-old told EarthBeat, stating that warming waters have left salmon and other fish dead in streams. With fewer fish in the watersheds, subsistence fishers struggle to fill their freezers and smokehouses for winter months.

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