From October 31 until November 12, 2021, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties (COP 26) is happening in Glasgow, Scotland.
For nearly three decades the UN has been bringing together almost every country on Earth for global climate summits. In that time, climate change has gone from being a fringe issue to a global priority.
Cultural Survival's Avexnim Cojti (Maya Ki'che) speaks to Rochelle Diver (Anishinaabe/ Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa), Environmental Health Program Coordinator and North American Focal Point for the Indigenous Peoples Major Group on Sustainable Development, about the impact of mercury from gold mining on Indigenous lands.
Produced by Avexnim Cojti and Shaldon Ferris (Khoisan)
Interviewee: Rochelle Diver
Music "Lights in the forest" by Yarina, used with permission
Image: Rochelle Diver at COP26
"Burn your village to the ground", by The Halluci Nation, used with permission.