Below the Radar
Below the Radar
Aug 31, 2021
Decolonizing Climate Justice — with Khelsilem
Play • 29 min
Squamish Nation Councillor and community leader Khelsilem joins Am Johal on this first episode of Below the Radar’s Climate Justice & Inequality series. In this episode, they discuss the climate crisis as a result of the colonial project, how climate change hits hardest for those already at a disadvantage, and the spaces where colonialism has existed within climate movements.

Khelsilem speaks to his critique of fossil fuel infrastructure, the false narrative of individual responsibility, and the role governments play in worsening the crisis through policy decisions that favour oil and gas. We also hear about innovative affordable housing projects, such as Squamish Nation’s Sen̓áḵw Development, and how to build climate-friendly design into new housing models.

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About the series:

— Sen̓áḵw Development:
— Squamish Nation:
— Kwi Awt Stelmexw:
— Khelsilem’s linktree:
— Indigenous Languages Program at SFU:
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