Former MBT student Esau Sinnok Recognized as Champion of Change for Climate Equity

Sinnok was formally awarded at the White House on July 15th for affecting change to combat climate change in his community. Photo Credit: screen capture from The White House YouTube Channel.

Esau Sinnok of Shishmaref, Alaska was recognized on Friday, July 15th, as one of ten Champions of Change for Climate Equity. Each Champion of Change has been chosen from a different state across the country and was formally honored at the White House. But unlike the other communities represented during the ceremony, Sinnok says the future of Shishmaref is uncertain because of the ways climate change is impacting the community right now. In about 30 years, he says, his island of Shishmaref will be underwater and uninhabitable. 

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