Earlier this week, we urged Croakey readers to engage with the development of a national strategy on climate, health and wellbeing – to provide feedback on a draft framework recently released by the Climate and Health Alliance for comment.
A tweet-up convened this week as part of the #JustClimate project identified many ways in which the draft framework could be enhanced by a focus on Indigenous knowledges, voices and practices.
Below are some contributions from Dr Rhys Jones, a public health physician from Aotearoa/New Zealand, the Seed Mob (an Indigenous youth network for climate justice) – and thanks to Summer May Finlay for tireless tweeting in moderating the discussions.
Hearing from the Seed Mob
Warm thanks to all who contributed to the #JustClimate discussion – which trended nationally during the day.
Resources shared included:
Climate Change and the Right to Health for Māori in Aotearoa/New Zealand
Ignoring the mercury in the climate change barometer: denying Indigenous peoples’ rights
Towards climate justice: Decolonising adaptation to climate change
Recognising Aboriginal water values in Victoria
Resources from the United States
The Universal citizen: an Indigenous citizenship framework for the twenty-first century
And a final word (or two)
Croakey acknowledges and thanks the Oak Foundation for a grant to enable the #JustClimate project, and especially Stephen Campbell and Lucie Rychetnik for their thoughtful assistance in facilitating this. We also acknowledge and thank Professor Kerry Arabena for funding Marie McInerney’s registration to attend the international One Health EcoHealth Congress in Melbourne in 2016. We also acknowledge and thank the Public Health Association of Australia for auspicing the Oak Foundation grant, and Paul Dutton for the artwork, Mother Earth, in the logo.
• Read more about the #JustClimate project here.