Indigenous people sound the alarm on climate change

National Geographic: The air in the auditorium smelled faintly of burnt herbs. Josefina Lema Aguilar, a Kichwa elder from the mountains of Ecuador, lit a tiny sacred fire to bless last week`s conference on "Seeking Balance: Indigenous Knowledge, Western Science and Climate Change." Dressed in traditional garb from the Andes, Aguilar gave the event`s opening prayer at the (now LEED-certified) National Museum of the American Indian in Washington. "At home we would light a big fire, but here in this developed country,......

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