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Great Rift

Published: January 28, 2011, Author: JayTaber

In the 16-minute video When The Water Ends, we learn that the Horn of Africa is a climate change hot spot. And as the climate heats up, so does conflict over water. Produced by MediaStorm for the Yale Environment 360 conference, the video features the people of Lake Turkana and the Omo River struggling to survive drought and the conflict it has imposed on their pastoral societies. As descendants of the oldest tribal societies on Earth, they have practiced indigenous science in adapting to changing conditions for millenia, but with the disappearance of resources, these inhabitants of the Great Rift region on the Kenya/Ethiopia border have run out of options.

Chief George Manuel Memorial Indigenous Library

The library is dedicated to the memory of Secwepemc Chief George Manuel (1921-1989), to the nations of the Fourth World and to the elders and generations to come.

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