Photo opportunity: Indigenous ritual for Mother Earth

Time: 6:15pm, 9 December 2009

Location: Liva Weel Room, Hall C

A number of Bolivian indigenous leaders will hold an indigenous ritual, involving a blessing for

Mother Earth as part of a side event held today on “Rights of Mother Earth in the face of climate


Details of side event: Rights for Mother Earth in the face of climate change

Wednesday, 9 December, 18:15 – 19:45

Speakers: Pablo Solón Romero Orozca, Bolivian Ambassador to the United Nations

Cormac Cullinan, senior environmental lawyer in South Africa whose work in Earth

jurisprudence is internationally recognised

Victoria Tauli-Corpuz is a Kankanaey-Igorot indigenous activist from the Cordillera Region,

the Philippines,, founder and executive director of Tebtebba Foundation and Chairperson of

United Nations Permanent Form on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII).

Rafael Quispe (CONAMAQ, Bolivia) and Cristian Domingez (CSUTCB, Bolivia)

Room: Liva Weel, Bella Centre

For more information, please contact:

Nick Buxton – Email [email protected] or ring +45 26619010

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