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During COP27 Egypt, The main focus of ‘Our Village’ was to support building bridges between Indigenous storytellers and partners connecting them within our network and new ones, also connecting with Local Communities, NGOs and global citizens.

November 6-18

Sharm El-Sheikh

Our Village Community Corner at COP27 – Green Zone

During the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP 27) in Sharm-el Sheikh, Egypt in December ’22, If Not Us Then Who – in collaboration with the Global Alliance of Territorial Communities (GATC), the Tenure Facility, Black & Indigenous Liberation MovementWhat Design Can Do and Creative Industries Fund NL – hosted a series of events and large scale projection mapping installations to amplify Indigenous voices, art, music, film, conversations, and demands – highlighting the importance of Indigenous leadership, traditional knowledge, territorial sovereignty and land rights in the protection of the world’s biodiversity and ecological wellbeing.

We host these experiences as part of ‘Our Village’- experiential gatherings where communities, activists, artists, and leaders connect to amplify ideas and generate inclusive spaces for dialogue, with the shared vision of healing our planet.

Why does COP27 matter to Indigenous Peoples?

Indigenous Peoples and Land are on the frontlines of the Climate Crisis, and Indigenous leadership, participation, and consent are not only just but also critical in the decision-making processes. Governments have a responsibility to acknowledge loss and damage and begin to work on reparations by providing direct financing and implementing immediate climate adaptation plans. COP27 is crucial for advancing Indigenous self-determination and Indigenous sovereignty and restoring the health of our planet.

Learn Our Five Demands at COP27

  1. Land Rights
  2. Free, prior and informed consent
  3. Direct Funding
  4. Protection of Life
  5. Traditional Knowledge

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There is no climate justice without racial justice

Black & Indigenous Liberation Movement