STANDING, N.D. (KFYR) – Teenage Swedish Climate activist Greta Thunberg was in Standing Rock, North Dakota, Tuesday spreading her message on climate change.
Thunberg’s message has stirred up controversy around the world, but Tuesday’s crowd admired her for taking a stand.
Thunberg joined youth environmental activist Tokata Iron Eyes at Standing Rock High School where they talked to students about their mission: a fight to bring awareness to climate change globally.
They were talking to students about their mission: a fight to bring awareness to climate change globally.
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is taking steps to support that message, they’ve added solar panels to conserve energy.
“We need to be creative to come up with every possible way to make your voice heard and to push in the right direction and one, as we have said, is to inform yourself and especially inform the people around you,” said Thunberg.
While some supported the message others talked about Greta and the movement she’s starting at such a young age.
One teacher said if Thunberg can make changes, so can the children on the reservation.
“Greta, she’s just an amazing young girl, to come over here and just… she just blew me away,” said teacher Laurel Iron Road.
At the end of the panel with Tokata, Thunberg was honored with a Lakota Name: “Woman Who Came From the Heavens.”
Tribal members say Thunberg is awakening the world and they stand by her mission.