S1E15: Forests and Indigenous Rights with Chief Pete Parr & Danna Smith (Season 1 Finale)

This special Earth Day episode is also our season 1 finale — and it’s a good one. Abigail and Mareshah are speaking with Chief Pete Parr and Danna Smith about forests, nature-based solutions, and more. Enjoy!

L to R: Rev. Leo Woodberry, Chief Pete Parr, and Danna Smith. Photo courtesy Dogwood Alliance.

Chief Pete Parr is Chief of the Pee Dee Indian Tribe of South Carolina (PDITSC). He is also a Board Member of the Native American Advisory Committee (CMA) & South Carolina Indian Affairs Commission (SCIAC).

Danna Smith is the founder of Dogwood Alliance. For over 20 years, she has been at the forefront of forest protection in the US, leading hard-hitting campaigns and negotiating ground-breaking forest protection commitments from some of the largest companies in the world. She is a leading voice connecting the dots between climate change, forest destruction and social justice and pushing for forest protection in the US at a scale necessary to meet the sustainability challenges of the 21st Century. She holds a law degree from Emory University.

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