Osprey Orielle Lake Part Two

195.  The Intersection of Race, Identity, and Environmental Justice with Osprey Orielle Lake (Part 2) 

Osprey Orielle Lake is back in Part 2 of our conversation about women's roles in healing the land and the work for environmental justice. In Part 1, we hear her discuss how we can reconnect with nature by looking to the earth for our indigenous roots. Osprey discusses the work that WECAN is doing in lifting up Black and indigenous voices in the environmental space. She speaks on how harmful practices like fracking, fossil fuel extraction, and deforestation on indigenous lands and communities of color in the United States is a reflection of systemic racism. In this conversation, we come to a better understanding of how race and poverty are linked to climate injustices by drawing connections between the degradation of land and the targeting of marginalized communities.

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Topics Discussed

· The Myth of Whiteness

· Reconnecting to the Land

· Addressing the Problems of the Land

· Reconnecting Ancestral Roots & Practices

· White Supremacy’s Stain on Environmentalism

· Race & Identity

· Disproportionate Impact on BIPOC communtities

· Destroying Lands

· The Desire of Community and Identity

· The Emptiness of Wanting to Belong

· Consumerism & Imbalance

· Separation from the Earth

· Dismantling Oppression

· Centering Women

· Practicing Mindfulness

· The Joy of Rebuilding Our Connection to Nature

Episode Resources:

· Listen to The Good Dirt “194. Empowering Women in Environmentalism with WECAN Founder Osprey Orielle Lake (Part 1)”

· Read “The Story Is in Our Bones: How Worldviews and Climate Justice Can Remake a World in Crisis” by Osprey Orielle Lake

· Listen to The Good Dirt “191. Paul Hawken on Carbon, Climate and Connection”

Connect with Osprey Orielle Lake:

· Website: http://www.ospreyoriellelake.info/OspreyOrielleLake/Home.html

· Instagram @ospreyoriellelake: https://www.instagram.com/ospreyoriellelake/

· WECAN International: https://www.wecaninternational.org/who-we-are


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