Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

December 6, 2015

Photos Lummi Youths arrive at Paris COP21

Photos by Deborah Parker
Click arrow below to watch video interview by Shelley McKosato Haupt

VIDEO Shelley McKosato Haupt of #indigenousrising checks in with the Lummi Nation youth before the #canoes2Paris action. ...
Posted by Indigenous Environmental Network on Sunday, December 6, 2015
Indigenous Kayaks Flotilla: Lummi youths with Sarayaku's 'Canoe of Life' from Amazon


Photos and article by Deborah Parker

PARIS -- (Dec. 6, 2015) Please join us for today's Indigenous Flotilla of Kayaks and Press Conference
When: The flotilla action will start Sunday, December 6th at 2 pm local time, immediately followed by a press conference
Where: Péniche Antipode barge on the Bassin de la Villete Canal. 55 Quai de la Seine, 75019 (Closest metro station: Riquet on the 7 Line)
During the COP21 climate talks in Paris, Indigenous Peoples from the Arctic to the Amazon and their allies will gather to demand real climate solutions, including bottom-up initiatives originating in Indigenous knowledge, culture, and spirituality.
What: Sunday’s event will feature an all-indigenous flotilla of kayaks followed by a press conference featuring Indigenous leaders from the Americas offering solutions to stave off the worst of climate change and protect Mother Earth.
The launching of a declaration calling on world leaders to keep fossil fuels in the ground, led by Indigenous peoples and signed by over 150 organizations.
The signing announcement from Indigenous women leaders from North and South America of a treaty to protect Mother Earth.
Presentation of the Kawsak Sacha “Living Forest” proposal from the Amazon rainforest by the Kichwa Indigenous people of Sarayaku.
Indigenous flotilla on the Bassin de la Villette, including Sarayaku’s “Canoe of Life” which has traveled 6000 miles to Paris with a message from the Amazon.
Who: The press conference will be led by Indigenous peoples organizations and movements including Indigenous Environmental Network; Idle No More, and the Kichwa community of Sarayaku from Ecuador.

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