Wildfires Have Burnt Our Ancestral Lands - Thomas Joseph At COP26
The emissions that cause climate change come from every part of the world and affect everyone, but some countries produce much more than others. The 100 least-emitting countries generate 3 percent of total emissions. The 10 countries with the largest emissions contribute 68 percent. Everyone must take climate action, but people and countries creating more of the problem have a greater responsibility to act first.
How does climate change impact Indigenous Peoples? Cultural Survival Director of Strategic Partnerships and Communications Daisee Francour (Oneida) attended COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, in November 2021 and spoke to Thomas Joseph (Hupa) from Hoopa Valley, northern California, about how wildfires are affecting his community's ancestral lands.
Produced by Daisee Francour (Oneida) and Shaldon Ferris (Khoisan)
Interviewee: Thomas Joseph (Hupa)
Image: Thomas Joseph
Music: Lights in the Forest, by Yarina, used with permission.