The International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC) was established in 2008, as the Caucus for Indigenous Peoples participating in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) processes. The IIPFCC represents the Indigenous Caucus members who are present/attending the official UNFCCC COPs and intersessional meetings of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA/SBI) bodies in between COPs. Its mandate is to come into agreement specifically on what Indigenous Peoples will be negotiating for in specific UNFCCC processes. Indigenous representatives attending the meetings have their own organizations at subnational, national and global levels which have their own agenda, priorities, and own proposals that they may carry and push for during the Indigenous Caucus meetings.
Cultural Survival’s Director of Strategic Partnerships and Communications Daisee Francour was at COP26 in November 2021 and spoke to Graeme Reed. Graeme Reed is a doctoral candidate at the University of Guelph. He works at the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) as a senior policy advisor and is Co-Chair of the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change.
Produced by Daisee Francour (Oneida) and Shaldon Ferris (Khoisan)
Interviewee: Graeme Reed (Anishinaabe)
Image: Graeme Reed (Twitter)
Music: Lights in the Forest, by Yarina, used with permission.
"Burn your village to the ground", by The Halluci Nation, used with permission.