Indigenous leaders hold powerful press conference on climate action in Paris
PARIS, France — A coalition of Indigenous leaders and activists from North and South America gathered at a press conference to present three key documents on climate change, urging world governments to include the rights of native communities in the text of the international treaty expected to come out of the U.N. Climate Summit in Paris.
The documents, proposed by Indigenous leaders from the Arctic to the Amazon on Sunday, included the first international treaty between Indigenous women of the Americas, a call for international recognition and protection of sacred territories, and a declaration cosigned by climate organizations that urges world leaders to keep fossil fuels in the ground. Read more…