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Climate Week 2019

Guardians of the Forest congregated in New York ahead of the UN Climate Action Summit in September 2019. Leading the Global Climate Strike, indigenous leaders fronted a march of more than 250 000 in New York and 4 million worldwide. Our Village, community corner opened its doors in mid-Manhattan holding workshops and discussions from peoples of color and indigenous and local communities.

Participating in creative activism, messages were projected onto iconic NY landmarks around the city: can you hear us?

Take a look at some of the highlights:

Our Village 2019 - New York City

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.

Amazon Fires Projected on Brazilian Consulate in New York - Land Rights Now! 2019

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."

Christiane Pankararu
Sônia Guajajara
Dinaman Tuxá
Artemisa Xakriabá
APIB - Articulação dos Povos Indígenas do Brasil

7 Million And Rising

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 […]

Our Territory

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 […]

Guardians of the Forest takeover Times Square 2019

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!

Spreading the Message of Nature Based Solutions - New York Climate Week 2019

The message is simple:
We Can’t Stop Climate Change Without Nature
And Nature Needs Guardians
Protect Forests Now

Our Village: Now open - Chelsea, Manhattan - Climate Week 2019

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: Join the youth and take climate action

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.