I envision a world where we value cultural ecological services as highly as financial services. Without respecting the lands that we live on, we will not be able to sustainably survive off of it. Everyone has a right to safe and secure food, shelter, and drinking water.
As someone planning on working in climate/environmental spaces, it is our job to be listening to indigenous people, advocating for the land, and ensuring decisions about land use are favorable to the people already living on or using the land. By actively listening to marginalized voices, participating in protests against unfair practices, and continuing to learn and educate, we can make changes within the system to support people who are so often let down by it.