Joan Carling (Kankanaey), Co-convenor of the Indigenous Peoples’ Major Group for Sustainable Development (IPMG), is an Indigenous activist from the Cordillera in the Philippines with more than 20 years of experience in working on Indigenous issues from the grassroots to the international level. Her expertise includes areas like human rights, sustainable development, the environment, climate change, and also the implementation of Free, Prior and Informed Consent.
Joan Carling attended the 26th convening of the Conference of the Parties or COP 26 in Glasgow in November 2021.
Produced by Avexnim Cojti (Maya Ki'che)and Shaldon Ferris(Khoisan)
Interviewee: Joan Carling (Kankanaey)
Music: "Lights in the forest", by Yarina, used with permission
Image: Avexnim Cojti(left) and Joan Carling at COP26
"Burn your village to the ground", by The Halluci Nation, used with permission.