Interior Secretary Speaks at Perth USAsia Centre Event

Highlights importance of Indigenous-led conservation for the climate.

Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland visited the Perth USAsia Centre in Perth, Australia, last week where she spoke at an event highlighting Indigenous conservation tactics as a key method to addressing climate change. Secretary Haaland brought her perspective as an indigenous person who serves as a U.S. Cabinet leader to the event and shared how her life experiences as a Laguna Pueblo mirror the experiences of many indigenous peoples around the world.

“Many of the challenges we face today; a warming planet, the loss of habitat and wildlife, dying coral reefs; these could have been lessened or completely avoided if early colonists had valued the stewardship practices and environmental wisdom that Tribes have cultivated over thousands of years,” Secretary Haaland said. “By centering Indigenous-led conservation, we can leverage the diversified and locally informed knowledge of the communities who have always stewarded the land and waters we all depend on.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Haaland as she advocates for climate interventions and conservation efforts.
  • For wisdom for the president and U.S. environmental officials as they endeavor to steward national resources.

Sources: Department of the Interior


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