"Kinship and Environmental Justice"Season 3 • Episode 2
About Kyle Whyte
Kyle Whyte is the George Willis Pack Professor of Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan. Kyle’s research addresses moral and political issues concerning climate policy and Indigenous peoples, the ethics of cooperative relationships between Indigenous peoples and science organizations, and problems of Indigenous justice in public and academic discussions of food sovereignty, environmental justice, and the Anthropocene. He is an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation.
Kyle will be speaking at The Energy Fair on Saturday June 25th, 2022.
“Much of what I’ve seen out there is related to two things. One, there still isn’t enough money for what many communities need to address environmental justice. But the other side of that is, even when there is funds and money, there’s not enough kinship to be able to make those investments count… a lot of people don’t understand that if you’re coming from a community that has experienced colonialism—that’s experienced racial capitalism, that’s experienced other forms of discrimination—one of the key goals is to just be in the position to be able to improve levels of trust, to improve levels of reciprocity.”
From The Episode
The Dawn of Everything by David Graeber and David Wengrow
More about the Justice 40 Initiative
Time as Kinship by Kyle Whyte
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