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10 photos: Indigenous flotilla takes to Paris canal to demand climate action

Artwork accompanies call for honouring of Indigenous rights
Photo: Emma Cassidy | Survival Media Agency

PARIS — Today Indigenous peoples led a flotilla of canoes and kayaks down the Bassin de la Villette canal to demand real solutions to climate change. They called for "bottom-up initiatives" grounded in Indigenous knowledge and culture.

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Just days ago it was reported that Indigenous rights may be cut from the final agreement that emerges from the UN climate summit. Their inclusion remains uncertain, with the summit closing on Dec. 11.

Through action and artwork, Indigenous peoples have emphasized that the honouring of Indigenous rights must be part of an effective fight against climate change.

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Stuart Basden
Stuart Basden
Stuart Basden
Stuart Basden
Stuart Basden
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