TRUST: Nelson Kanuk Shares his Story to Ensure a Just World and Healthy Atmosphere

The science is undeniable. We have fundamentally transformed our planet. This ecological transformation, in turn, has created the human rights challenge of our time: climate change. To address this challenge, hope rests with our youth. In Alaska, it lies with Nelson Kanuk, now age 17, along with seven other youth plaintiffs who are asking the judges and justices of the State of Alaska to recognize that our atmosphere is a resource we all share and depend upon for our very survival. Then, considering our dependence, they ask that the courts compel the government to immediate action to protect the atmosphere's health an in turn, our own futures. Nelson's video is the third in the Trust series -- a series of 10 short films to document the stories of U.S. youth, who are standing up in court to compel action on climate change.
 
 
 

Nelson Kanuk on the Kuskokwim River, Kipnuk, AlaskaNelson Kanuk picking Salmon Berries on the TundraNelson Kanuk with Salmon Berries on the TundraNelson Kanuk with his Brother Michael on the Family BoatNelson Kanuk, Kipnuk, AlaskaNelson Kanuk, Kipnuk, AlaskaNelson Kanuk Berry PickingFilm Crew at the Bethel airstrip.Nelson Kanuk filming with iMatter in Kipnuk, AlaksaKelly Matheson, Christi Cooper-Kuhn filming with Nelson Kanuk in Kipnuk, AlaskaNelson Kanuk with his Family on the Way to Pick Salmon BerriesKelly Matheson, Christi Cooper-Kuhn and Jim Murphy filming with Nelson Kanuk in Kipnuk, Alaska

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