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Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Speaking for the Water -- Indigenous Water Protectors Speak for the Children and Rivers


Indigenous at COP27: Speaking out for climate Justice 

Emem Okun of Kebetkache women and member of Grassroots Global Justice's delegation to COP 27 shares her experiences enduring polluted water in her community in the Niger Delta in Nigeria on a panel of Indigenous leaders.

Speaking for the Water -- Indigenous Water Protectors Speak for the Children and Rivers

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News
Translated into French by Christine Prat at:

Ponca children have asthma and are using inhalers because of the oil and gas industry in Oklahoma, which is now a massive crime scene. In Kenya, children dig for water before going to school. In Nigeria, the water is poisoned by oil and gas wells and fracking and women and children are suffering. 

Speaking during a panel at the United Nations Climate Summit in Egypt, Casey Camp-Horinek, Ponca, said she lives in the Occupied Territory of Oklahoma.

"Mass murderers called fossil fuel industries are there to kill us and nothing more," Casey said during an Indigenous Climate Action Panel, after leading a Water Ceremony in the morning.

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