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Interior Department will give tribal nations $120 million to fight climate-related threats

The Interior Department's allocation of over $120 million to tribal governments marks a pivotal step in the fight against climate change, particularly for Indigenous communities who bear a disproportionate burden of its impacts. These funds are not merely financial assistance; they represent a recognition of the urgent need to support those most affected by climate-related threats.

Indigenous peoples across the U.S. have long endured the harsh realities of environmental degradation, witnessing the depletion of water resources, disruption of ecosystems, and the erosion of traditional food sources. As stewards of 80% of the world's biodiversity while representing only 5% of the global population, Indigenous communities play a vital role in preserving our planet's ecological balance.

The devastation wrought by rising sea levels, coastal erosion, wildfires, and other extreme weather events demands swift and decisive action. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland's acknowledgment of these challenges underscores the administration's commitment to prioritizing climate resilience and ensuring the safety of tribal nations.



By empowering tribal leaders with the resources needed to adapt and mitigate the impacts of climate change, this initiative not only safeguards Indigenous livelihoods but also strengthens the broader efforts to combat environmental degradation. Moreover, by leveraging traditional ecological knowledge, federal and state governments can tap into invaluable insights for sustainable environmental management.

In essence, the Interior Department's funding allocation symbolizes a crucial investment in both the protection of Indigenous communities and the preservation of our planet's precious natural heritage. It underscores the imperative of collaborative, inclusive approaches to climate action, recognizing that Indigenous wisdom and resilience are indispensable assets in our collective fight against climate change.

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  • winnie nguru

    3 w

    This is so cool

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    • Rotich Kim

      4 w

      This is so encouraging

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      • Edwin wangombe

        3 w

        @rotich_kim Yes... such investments that are directed toward protecting the indigenous people and the environment are welcomed

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      • George Kariuki

        4 w

        This is a positive step! Indigenous communities are hit hard by climate change despite being incredible stewards of the environment. Their expertise is crucial for sustainable solutions. This funding will help them adapt and protect their lands while strengthening our fight against climate change as a whole.

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        • Edwin wangombe

          3 w

          @george_kariuki I agree with this sentiment... such investments by the Department of Interior will empower these communities, helping them fight back the effects of climate change

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        • Rashid Kamau

          4 w

          The best support ever to ensure there's effective mitigation of climate change.

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          • Edwin wangombe

            3 w

            @rashid_kamau Yes, I agree with you. Such investment will empower the indigenous communities to become resilient to climate change and preserve the environment

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          • Elizabeth Gathigia

            4 w

            This is commendable job by US interior department, this shows how committed it is in fight against climate change 👏

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            • Edwin wangombe

              3 w

              @elizbeth_gathigia I agree. This action by the Interior Department will empower the indigenous community to keep up their environmental stewardship.

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            • Lucinda Ramsay

              4 w

              https://www.follow-this.org/

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              • Munene Mugambi

                4 w

                We are incredible hopefully that this will be a turning point in the lives of indigenous communities in the United States in the fight against climate change. These funds can and should make a huge difference in their lives in regards to mitigation of effects of climate change and helping them be better prepared for future events that may look to harm them.

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                • Edwin wangombe

                  3 w

                  @munene_mugambi This fund will go a long way in creating climate change-resilient communities and it will boost their efforts to protect and conserve the environment

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                • Esther Wanjiku

                  4 w

                  This is important funding that will serve to cushion the already disadvantaged from the tough effects of climate change.

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                  • Edwin wangombe

                    3 w

                    @esther_wanjiku_785 I agree with this sentiment... such funding will help these communities build resilience against climate change and its effects... it will enable them to fight and conserve the environment...

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                  • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

                    4 w

                    Great move by US department of interior for recognizing the harsh effects of climate change to indigineous communities.Such amount of support will play a great deal promoting resilience and sustainability within these groupings.

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                    • Edwin wangombe

                      4 w

                      @rukia_ahmed_abdi I agree... the funds go a long way in empowering these indigenous communities, making them resilient to the effects of climate change

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                    • CHRIS NGATIA

                      4 w

                      This is so great.. I hope the resources are put to great use

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                      • Edwin wangombe

                        4 w

                        @chris_ngatia I trust that the Department of Interior already has policies and structures in place to ensure that the money is used appropriately

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                      • walter lungayi

                        4 w

                        Great move!! The allocation of $120 million by the Interior Department to tribal nations is a crucial step towards supporting indigenous communities in addressing environmental challenges. This funding can enhance resilience and sustainability efforts within tribal lands.

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                        • Edwin wangombe

                          4 w

                          @walter_lungayi I agree with your sentiments... it is important to empower the indigenous communities as they protect tribal lands that are a rich hub of biodiversity. This commitment will go a long way in ensuring the conservation and protection of the ecosystem.

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                        • mary Mwihaki

                          4 w

                          This is so encouraging

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                          • Edwin wangombe

                            4 w

                            @mary_dosarah It is such a brilliant commitment by the Department of Interior these funds will go a long way in creating climate change-resilient communities

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