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Crosscut Talks Live

  • Cascade Public Media Studio 401 Mercer Street Seattle, WA, 98109 United States (map)

The Rising: Native Tribes Face the Existential Threat of Climate Upheaval

Climate change is quickly altering the shape of the Northwest — its ecosystems, its organisms, its coastline. On the Olympic Peninsula, natural resources have supported several Native tribes for thousands of years. But facing declining fish stocks and an ocean in revolt, they are now facing what was previously unthinkable: moving from the place they’ve inhabited since time immemorial and relocating an entire village. The effects of climate change are leading some to assert Indigenous sovereignty, demand political action and support. For many, it’s simply a fight to remain in the place you call home and face the rising tide in the canoes of your ancestors.

Crosscut Talks Live  will convene tribal representatives and climate scientists to discuss the immense challenges the people of the coast face, ongoing efforts to adapt to those challenges, and what lessons society at large can take from Indigenous resiliency.

Panelists to be announced

Crosscut Talks Live is a studio audience recording of the popular Crosscut Talks podcast, featuring one-on-one conversations and panel debates with politicians, authors, journalists and the people at the center of the stories that are driving our cultural conversation at home and around the country.

Leadership Tomorrow is excited to partner with Crosscut for this amazing opportunity. At the conclusion of each discussion, attendees from Leadership Tomorrow will have the opportunity to enjoy additional refreshments and networking during a private reception at the Hive Media Lab.

Leadership Tomorrow attendees are eligible for a $5 discount on each individual event ticket purchased. Please email Rebeca for the promo code to receive your discount. To register go to the main ticket page.

Your ticket includes two drink tickets and light refreshments.