Native American tribes reject Trump’s stance on climate change and pledge to uphold the Paris Agreement

A group of Native American tribes have said they will continue to uphold the Paris Climate Change Agreement despite Donald Trump’s withdrawal from it earlier this year. Four Native American nations across three US states have joined together to “aggressively address climate change” after the federal government announced it would withdraw from the agreement, signed in December 2015. WATCH MORE ON LINK BELOW>

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, the Quinault Indian Nation, the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community and the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Tribes of Alaska said they would work together to protect the environment in their respective territories and to promote the cause in the rest of the US. Since they announced the agreement last month, the Swinomish in Washington state have partnered with the Skagit Climate Consortium to protect the region’s salmon from pollution and warming waters, while the Tlingit and Haida tribes in Alaska are monitoring ocean acidification levels and harmful algae blooms, the High Country News reported.

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