At this year's United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties (COP 26) in Glasgow, Scotland, Cultural Survival spoke with Frank Ettawageshik (Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians), Executive Director of the United Tribes of Michigan and President of Association on American Indian Affairs, who has been involved in international Indigenous rights advocacy for decades, about Indigenous leadership in climate action.
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.
The COP26 summit will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
How is climate change affecting Indigenous Peoples?
Cultural Survival's Avexnim Cojti spoke to Fawn Sharp, President of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)
Produced by Avexnim Cojti (Maya Ki'che) and Shaldon Ferris (Khoisan)
Interviewee: Fawn Sharp (Quinault Indian Nation)
Music: 'Whispers' by Ziibiwan, used with permission