Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing the exceptionally talented and accomplished actor, playwright, director, and activist, Reneltta Arluk. As
I set out, down a river, into a jungle of life, and into a world that I didn’t know much about. I worked as the dramaturg on the developing show This is a River, written by James Taylor, a professor at my college, and Isabelle Rogers, a peer of mine. This play tells the story of the Kayan people living on the Baram river in Borneo – a people severely threatened by the environmental crisis. When I returned, I realized that I have the privilege of using my voice so their people, culture, traditions, and land will be here to stay.
— GiGi Buddie, San Francisco, California
Welcome to the first installment of our new series centered on Indigenous Voices! To kick things off, I interviewed accomplished
Oftentimes, when we think about climate change, we think of it as a distant and “far removed from daily life”