The Resilience of Indigenous Peoples to Environmental Change

Elsevier, One Earth, Volume 2, 19 June 2020
Ford J.D., King N., Galappaththi E.K., Pearce T., McDowell G., Harper S.L.

Indigenous peoples globally are witnessing rapid environmental change. We examine the common factors affecting how these changes are experienced and responded to in diverse regions globally. We illustrate how significant resilience and vulnerability co-exist in many Indigenous populations and are closely linked to issues of sovereignty, power, social justice, development, and colonization. Focusing on these root causes needs to be central to efforts to build resilience to environmental change, alongside efforts to curb the speed and magnitude of change.