March 1, 2021

Who is affected by climate change, and how?

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Across Oklahoma there are 38 tribes that struggle with the changing weather conditions. While the weather affects all residents, the Native American nations face unique challenges.

For one, many of them don’t own or manage their own water facilities – the state does. In some cases, the state has diverted water from tribal lands towards large cities without asking for the tribes’ approval or compensating them for it.