“The outcome of COP26 is a compromise. It reflects the interests, the contradictions, and the state of political will in the world today. It is an important step, but it is not enough,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres said at the conclusion of the conference. Indigenous Peoples from all over the world attended COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland. This year, Indigenous Peoples represented the second-largest civil society delegation in attendance at COP26, second only to oil and gas lobbyists.
Cultural Survival’s Avexnim Cojti attended the COP26 summit and spoke with Dawn Sturdevant Baum (Mole Lake Band of Chippewa in Wisconsin and Menominee), Deputy General Counsel of the Yurok Tribe, and Javier Kinney (Yurok) Yurok Tribe’s Forest Carbon Projects Manager.
Produced by Avexnim Cojti (Maya Ki'che') and Shaldon Ferris (Khoisan)
Image: Dawn Baum and Javier Kinney.
Music "Lights in the forest" by Yarina, used with permission.
"Burn your village to the ground", by The Halluci Nation, used with permission.