How Does Climate Change Affect Indigenous People?

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In America, they’re over one hundred- twenty million pastoralists in the world, which about fifty millions of these individuals live in Eastern Africa. Although climate change affects everyone it comes in contact with, it normally hits the most defenseless groups the hardest. Having a relationship with the environment isn’t always a good thing for the indigenous people when dealing with climate change, it affects their livestock, and food. Indigenous peoples also face forms of discrimination that has left them on the outskirts of the realm. “The Samburu and Maasai peoples are the first communities to face and feel the effects of climate change, due to our closeness with the environment and distinct ways of livelihood that depend on access to land, natural resources and sustainable development. We face marginalization, forced …show more content…
Some Maasai fear the government for as they see them as interfering and usually miscounting their census. Since the increase of global warming drought are becoming atrocious in East Africa, government officials are letting people know to move out and try different lifestyles so they’ll have a standby plan. In the Maasai economy one of the major priorities they have is their livestock, which consist of cattle, goats, and sheep’s, all of these are also the primary source of income for the Maasai community. Individuals of the villages make bonds and ties with others surrounding them, by trading different goods like milk, or siege its how they get to know other cultures and make friends. “The Maasai believe in one God, whom they call Ngai. Ngai is neither male nor female, but seems to have several different aspects. For instance, there is the saying Naamoni aiyai, which means "The She to whom I pray". There are two main manifestations of Ngai: Ngai Narok which is good and benevolent and is black; and Ngai Na-nyokie, which is angry and red, like the