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    Indigenous Youth

    The future of the world’s forests depend on youth, especially youth from indigenous communities. Introducing you to 7 indigenous youth from South and Meso America: Yuam Pravia, Larry Salomon, Mara Barrigon, Mark Rivas, Dina Júc, Carlos Doviaza and Diana Rios. Hear them say in their mother tongue, If Not Us Then Who?

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    Ivan Jaripio

    Ivan Jaripio is an Embera filmmaker who has won awards with his short films exploring Embera identity and the stories of his community Piriati in the south of Panama. He is part of the Embera youth cultural collective Dji Ta Wagadi who are working to reclaim their culture through filmmaking, storytelling, painting, language, music and dance.In this video Ivan speaks from the UN Biodiversity Conference, COP13 in Cancun, Mexico.

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    Susana Dominguez

    Susana Dominguez is an Hñahñu (Otomí) graduate of language and cultura from San Cristobal, Michoacán, Mexico. In this video she speaks from the UN Biodiversity Conference in Cancún about the experience of meeting other young indigenous leaders and filmmakers, and being inspired to make films herself.

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    Yuam Pravia

    Yuam Pravia, Miskitu youth leader and representative of Masta Miskitu, speaks at the UN Biodiversity Conference COP13 about the importance that indigenous peoples stand united.

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    Larry Salomon

    Larry Salomon is a Mayangna youth leader from Nicaragua. In this video he talks about the challenges that young people face to take on their ancestors’ legacy and ensure that economic development in their communities remains true to their cultural identity.

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    Dina Júc

    Dina Júc is a youth leader from the Utz Che‘ Association in Guatemala. In this video she asks the Guatemalan authorities to respect the equilibrium that their communities have with their forests and to respect their rights as indigenous people.

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    Mara Barrigon

    Mara Barrigon is a jagua painter (traditional Embera body paint) and part of the Embera cultural collective Dji Ta Wagadi, which is working to reclaim their culture through filmmaking, storytelling, painting, language, music and dance. In this video Mara speaks about her experience in the UN Biodiversity Conference COP13 in Cancun, Mexico.

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    Diana Rios

    Diana Rios is an Ashaninka youth leader from Alto-Tamaya Saweto in the central Peruvian rainforest. In this video she speaks about the urgency of acting now while we still have forests.

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    Carlos Doviaza

    Specialist in community forest monitoring, Carlos works for the strengthening of indigenous rights in the context of REDD+ in Panama for COONAPIP (National Coordinating Body of Indigenous Peoples in Panama).

Playlist - Indigenous Youth Movement

The future of the world’s forests depend on youth, especially youth from indigenous communities.
Introducing you to  some of the indigenous youth from South and Meso America.