Holding the Fire: Indigenous Voices on the Great Unraveling

Navigating Multiple Crises with Alson Kelen

November 21, 2023 Post Carbon Institute: Indigenous Voices on the Great Unraveling Episode 8
Holding the Fire: Indigenous Voices on the Great Unraveling
Navigating Multiple Crises with Alson Kelen
Show Notes

Dahr Jamail speaks with Alson Kellen to hear about how his people survived nuclear testing on their home islands, colonialism, imperialism, and how they are now navigating the climate crisis. Alson discusses how he believes traditional values present the best hope for a sustainable future for his people, as well as for all of us.

Alson Kelen, a native of Bikini Atoll, is one of the world’s few masters in the ancient art of wave-piloting. Alson is an authority on traditional ocean canoe construction and navigation, and has done much to perpetuate Marshallese culture and traditional knowledge among the younger generations where he lives.

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