Our topic was about environmental justice regarding the inclusion of the Indigenous People in the environmental policy and decision making process. I was concerned with her being unaware of the Indigenous People's values and struggles regarding their native lands. I hope she will grow an appreciation for the their history as well as their roles in establishing our land and help support future Indigenous people's perspectives around environmental conservation.
Our conversation hit a rough spot at the detail of the need for the Indigenous People to sacrifice for the good of the environment. She wondered why they were upset and had opposite opinions against the promising environmental conservation procedures. But in the end, she felt more sympathized for those communities whose voices have not been completely heard and were treated with unfairness and biases.