Indigenous Leaders on Climate Change

Dean Yibarbuk is a very long way from home, standing in the snow in Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories of Canada with only his eyes visible through layers of winter gear. It’s -36C.

Yibarbuk is a traditional owner of Djinkarr, near Maningrida in Arnhem Land. He’s a scientist and a senior ranger with Warddeken, the Aboriginal-owned, not-for-profit company looking after country using traditional fire management practices to deal with climate change.”


Australian rangers dogsledding with Steve Nitah (at the back) Dene traditional owner and local conservation and development leader. Dog sledding was a key means of transport for traditional owners. Yellowknife, Canada.



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