by Indigenous Environmental Network
[23 April, 2010] As Earth Day celebrations commence around the world, indigenous peoples from across the Americas are in Cochabamba, Bolivia, to close the historic conference on climate change and the “Rights of Mother Earth” hosted by President Evo Morales. Morales, the only indigenous head of state in the world, called this conference in the wake of failed climate talks in Copenhagen.
As the world prepares for the next round of talks in Cancun, Mexico, indigenous peoples vowed today to push for proposals that keep fossil fuels in the ground, protect indigenous rights, and reject predatory policies like REDD (reducing emissions through deforestation and forest degradation).
Indigenous Voices Must Be Heard!
WHEN: Thursday, 10 December 2009, 4:00 – 7:00 pm.
WHERE: Klimaforum Blue Room (for directions go to www.klimaforum09.org
). Take the COP15 bus to Klimaforum.
Indigenous Peoples Speak Out! is an opportunity for Indigenous Peoples to communicate their message to the COP15 audience. For too many years these voices have been silenced in the UN Process.
Indigenous Peoples from all over the world will share their experiences, stories, songs and prayers. Also, join us for free food at 6:00 pm.
Indigenous Environmental Network
Global Justice Ecology Project
New Voices on Climate Change Initiative
Jihan Gearon, Indigenous Environmental Network, +45 5268 5594
Stop the U.S. Energy Industry’s War on Native Peoples and Lands Respect Indigenous Rights and Knowledge in Climate Deal
WHEN: Thursday December 10, 2009, 10 – 11 AM
WHERE: United States Embassy, Copenhagen
Dag Hammarskjölds Allé 24 (2100 København Ø)
Procession from Osterport Train Station starting at 9:45 am.
Contacts: Indigenous Environmental Network Media line = +45-526-85596
As Obama accepts his Nobel peace prize, Native Americans, Alaska Natives,
and First Nations Peoples will speak out about the US energy industry’s war
on indigenous lands and livelihoods. The delegation will deliver a clear
message to Obama and tell him that peace begins with just energy policies
that respect human rights and the environment.
Representatives from communities directly impacted by fossil fuel
development, nuclear energy expansion, and false solutions to the climate
crisis will speak out on the importance of indigenous rights and knowledge
as foundational for addressing climate change.
Indigenous Environmental Network & Indigenous Peoples Power Project (IP3)
A network of Indigenous Peoples empowering Indigenous Nations and
communities towards sustainable livelihoods, demanding environmental justice
and maintaining the Sacred Fire of our traditions.