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Date: Apr 22, 2023 - Apr 23, 2023
Where: National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C.
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About the Event:
Living Earth Festival 2023: Native Nations Confronting Climate Change
Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
From water scarcity to floods and erosion, Native nations are addressing climate change across Indian Country. During the Living Earth Festival, join the museum for a weekend of conversations, demonstrations, and artmaking to learn how Indigenous communities are stepping forward with aggressive plans to protect their ways of life.
Throughout the weekend, visitors can hear directly from Indigenous climate and agriculture experts as they discuss how their communities have always demonstrated respect for the Earth with sustainability in mind. Presenters show how traditional knowledge and practices are being adapted to a changing climate and feed the world’s growing population at the same time. Working artists will engage visitors in communal artmaking using found materials once destined for landfills to create new and unique works of art.