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June 29, 2020
waterloop #35: Marleah LaBelle on Alaska Native Challenges With Water and Climate Change

Marleah LaBelle is Owner of Turning Pages Consulting and a Tribal member of the Native Village of Port Graham, Alaska. In this episode Marleah discusses the place of water in Alaska Native culture and how the lack of running water in many villages ...


Marleah LaBelle is Owner of Turning Pages Consulting and a Tribal member of the Native Village of Port Graham, Alaska.

In this episode Marleah discusses the place of water in Alaska Native culture and how the lack of running water in many villages negatively impacts health and well-being. She talks about Alaska Natives feeling marginalized and struggling for environmental justice. Marleah also explains that Alaska is experiencing significant impacts of climate change and that the community of Newtok already had to be permanently relocated.

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