Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

December 8, 2015

Amazon Canoe of Life now at COP21 Indigenous Pavilion


From the Committee of Solidarity with American Indians in France
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The Canoe of Life, from the Ecuadorian Amazon, has arrived at the COP21. Please see the photos below.
This morning representatives of the Kichwa community of Sarayaku, along with the Lummi indigenous youth delegation and allies, officially welcomed the canoe to the waters of Paris at the Bassin de la Villette. Thereafter it traveled to Le Bourget, where it is now on display within the Indigenous Pavilion (Climate Generations area) through the week.
We encourage press to visit the canoe in the coming days and speak with representatives of the Sarayaku delegation.
Press contact Tuesday & Wednesday: Andrew Miller {}
Press contact Thursday: Leila Salazar-López {}
Also, the Sarayaku spokespeople are participating in a series of public events within Le Bourget in the coming days:
WHAT: Blue Zone Side Event: "Global Women & Indigenous Peoples on the Frontline of Climate Solutions: Forests & Renewable Energy"
We will examine WECAN's Women's Climate Action Agenda, a climate justice blueprint for our path forward; present the Sarayaku people of Ecuador's "Living Forest" proposal, highlighting Amazonian indigenous solutions; and showcase women as agents of change in transitioning to 100% renewable energy.
WHERE: Le Bourget Observer room 01
WHEN: Tuesday 8 December, 3:00pm – 4:30pm
WHAT: Indigenous Pavilion Presentation: "Kawsak Sacha - The Living Forest proposal by the Kichwa of Sarayaku"
WHERE: Indigenous Peoples' Pavilion Auditorium
WHEN: Thursday, 10 December, 12:45pm - 2:00pm
WHAT: Global Greengrant Fund Youth Event "Mobilizing the Next Generation on Climate Justice and Indigenous Rights"
Speakers include representatives from indigenous groups in Ecuador, British Columbia, Kenya, and Indonesia
WHERE: Indigenous Peoples' Pavilion Auditorium
WHEN: Thursday, 10 December,  3:45pm - 5:00pm
Andrew E. Miller l Advocacy Director l Amazon Watch
1350 Connecticut Ave. NW #1100 Washington, DC 20036 l +1-202-423-4828 

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