COP15 negotiations are underway in Montreal, and there will be many decisions made, each of these decisions made by member states will have a profound impact on Indigenous communities, and it's absolutely critical that these decisions center a human rights based approach and protect the rights of Indigenous Peoples; especially when it comes to area-based conservation, biodiversity conservation, fair and equitable benefit sharing from the use of genetic resources and the risk assessment of living modified organisms.
Cultural Survival attended COP15 in Montreal, Canada, and spoke to some of the delegates
Produced by Bryan Bicxul (Maya Tz'utujil)
Edited by Shaldon Ferris (Khoisan)
Interviewee: Aslak Holmberg (Sami)
"Lights in the forest by Ziibiwan, Used with Permission
"Burn your village to the ground", by The Halluci Nation, used with permission