In 2019 Our Village popped up in New York City for the much anticipated UN #ClimateAction Summit. We took over the Helen Mills centre Join us in for a culture hub + immersive experience bringing together global leaders, community activists, & artists to create meaningful & just solutions to #ClimateChange.
Indigenous leaders in New York for the Climate Action Summit have a message to share:
"We came here to bring our voice and ask the international community for support and to join us in this struggle in defense of indigenous peoples, in defense of the environment, which is everyone's struggle."
APIB - Articulação dos Povos Indígenas do Brasil
The Climate Crisis is here and “change is coming whether you like it or not” Across 2 days more than 7 million people around the world took to the streets to demand action on the climate crisis. The largest climate action in history. In the lead up, indigenous youth from the Guardians of the Forest […]
Wildfires may grab headlines but indigenous peoples and local communities who depend the Amazon face many different threats. Not only are their territories targeted for illegal extractive activities such as gold mining and deforestation but without clear land titles their situation remains legally precarious. But more than this – indigenous peoples and local communities offer […]
Can you hear us?
#GuardiansOfTheForest takeover Time Square last night to send a clear message ahead of the UN #ClimateActionSummit:
We are a climate solution: respect our rights!
The message is simple:
We Can’t Stop Climate Change Without Nature
And Nature Needs Guardians
Protect Forests Now
Our Village - is now open!
Mina Setra, Dayak leader from Kalimantan and indigenous organisations AMAN, shows us inside and what we can expect over the next few days
On fire: Indigenous youth activists take their message to those in power.
Across the globe indigenous land is being decimated by fires and deforestation for mono-plantations, illegal mining and cattle grazing, to fuel a lifestyle that accelerates climate change.
The climate crisis is already here: indigenous peoples and local communities are on the frontline. So are the youth.
The young will be disproportionately affected by the climate and ecological crisis.
Their futures are not certain.
But they will not be silenced.
Youth across the globe are stepping out and demanding climate justice.
It’s time we joined them.