Navajo and Mohawk in Bali Challenge World Bank Carbon Scam

 Editor:
It’s all about the money and control by the corporations, assisted by your Govt. Wind farms are not part of any solution, they are just another part of the scam
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Navajo and Mohawk in Bali Challenge World Bank Carbon Scam
by Brenda Norrell Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007 at 2:45 PM
BALI, Indonesia — Navajo and Mohawk representatives of the Indigenous Environmental Network are now in Bali at the 13th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Jihan Gearon, Dine’ Navajo Nation, IEN energy & climate campaign organizer and Benjamin Powless, Mohawk, Six Nations, Ontario, Canada, IEN youth representative, are gathered with other Indigenous Peoples and taking on the world’s super powers and carbon scam.

Gearon, writing from Bali, said, “What I am saying is that Indigenous People need a much bigger and better seat at the table. Our communities and livelihoods are the first affected by climate change. We are also the most affected by the unsustainable solutions being proposed to solve climate change – nuclear power, clean coal, carbon sequestration, reforestation, carbon trading, etc, etc, etc. Yet, instead of having real input in the UNFCCC process, we have to spend our time picking through words. And while we’re busy doing that, those people who want to sacrifice us to put some dollars in their pockets, make the decisions.

“This past September 13th, the UN General Assembly adopted the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which protects the rights of Indigenous Peoples to their lands, territories and environment. Yet through the faulty process and false climate change solutions of the UNFCCC, it’s these fundamental human rights that are being violated.

“The Indigenous Peoples here in Bali are asking the UN to live up to their words, to listen to us, and to stop with the false solutions that devastate our lands, threaten our ways of life, and deny our human rights.”

Arizona Indy Media 

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One Response to “Navajo and Mohawk in Bali Challenge World Bank Carbon Scam”

  1. flash Says:

    I would have to agree with Gearon on this, we need to start giving indigenous peoples an equal voice in these global decisions on climate. The use of biofuel is already impacting indigenous peoples in many parts of the world, and it is really not a solid alternative to climate warming and our dependence on oil. Windfarms may not be as harmful (in many ways), but we still need to consult the local indigenous peoples to get their voices into the dialogue.

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