Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

August 23, 2016

Standing Rock Resistance Radio -- Osprey Orielle Lake of WE CAN

Osprey Orielle Lake at the Paris climate summit 2015 (in center.)
Rights of Nature 

Osprey Orielle Lake speaks on the need to protect nature with system change. Osprey describes the roots of the Rights of Nature movement in Bolivia and Ecuador, and today's reforestation efforts with women in the Congo. She describes the violence of the man camps in the Bakken oil fields of North Dakota, where Indigenous women are the victims of rape at a high rate. Recorded live in Standing Rock camp by Govinda in the mobile 87.9 FM van in camp. "Love water, not oil," she said, praising those here putting themselves on the line for water.

Osprey Orielle Lake Osprey Orielle Lake is the Founder and Executive Director of Women’s Earth & Climate Action Network, International (WECAN). She works nationally and internationally with grassroots, Indigenous and business leaders, policy-makers and scientists to promote climate justice, resilient communities, and a just transition to a clean energy future.  More about Osprey Orielle Lake

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