The Indigenous Peoples Caucus at COP26

Have you read the Opening Statement of the Indigenous Peoples Caucus at COP26? 

Photo by IISD/ENB Mike Muzurakis

At the launch of COP26, Taily de Faria Marcos Terena of the Terena Indigenous Peoples of Brazil delivered the powerful Opening Statement of the Indigenous Peoples Caucus on behalf of representatives from the seven socio-cultural regions of the world.

Challenging the gathered political negotiators, the statement declares, “Indigenous Peoples are affected first and worst by climate change, and by colonial climate action, yet we drive critical climate solutions rooted in our relationships with the living world…

Colonialism caused climate change. Our rights and traditional knowledge are the solution.”

Click here for the entire statement at Indigenous Climate Action. Would you share the message with your communities?

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