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“Climate change is no longer something that is likely to happen in the distant future. It’s already here. Nobody knows this better than Indigenous communities.”

So writes author Gleb Raygorodetsky in the prologue to his book, The Archipelago of Hope: Wisdom and Resilience from the Edge of Climate Change.

In our latest episode of The Case for a Better Earth, we speak with Gleb about his experiences spending time with six Indigenous communities on the front lines of climate change.

In a phone interview from his home base in Edmonton, Alta., Gleb explains how he developed the deep relationships with communities in Finland, Russia, Ecuador, Myanmar and British Columbia that ultimately led to his book. He also offers advice on how we can all incorporate traditional knowledge into our day to day lives.

This episode features the song Well, by Yer House.

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Proceeds from The Archipelago of Hope go towards helping the communities profiled in the book. If you enjoy the read, perhaps consider reviewing it here.

For more information —or to make a donation to Land is Life, an organization dedicated to protecting Indigenous lands, cultures and biodiversity for all humanity— you can visit the book’s website.