Photo by Chantel Comardelle

This new exhibition illuminates the impact of climate change on indigenous communities

Learn about how climate change impacts the indigenous community at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge’s “Preserving Our Place” exhibition. The exhibit showcases photography from indigenous photographers Chantel Comardelle, tribal executive secretary of the Jean Charles Choctaw Nation, and Dennis Davis, community artist of the Native Inupiaq Village in Shishmaref, Alaska, and tells the story of climate tragedies while expanding knowledge of indigenous land from a non-Western perspective. In addition to the photography, physical objects and stories representative of the damaging impact of climate change on native coastal homelands will also be on display.

Catch the exhibition at the Shell Gallery in the Cary Saurage Community Arts Center until February 24. An opening reception with traditional Choctaw food, dancing and drumming from the Isle de Jean Charles region will be held on Saturday, February 4, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.