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NYC Climate Week 2023

During our two days of programming, we gathered with Indigenous leaders, Black environmental leaders, Local Communities, impact leaders, activists, artists, decision-makers, funders, and organizational partners. We participated in dialogues to amplify ideas, generate action, and meaningfully connect through inclusive spaces, forging cooperative relationships for the healing of our planet.


Along with panels and discussions, ‘Our Village’ hosted networking opportunities, showcased films made by Indigenous and Black storytellers, presented an inspirational Indigenous musical festival with special musical guests, and paid tribute to the Indigenous leaders and environmental defenders who were murdered in their territories.

21-23rd September 2023

New York, US

Our Goal For New York Climate Week

To raise awareness of Indigenous issues and create a space of impact for Indigenous, black and local leadership where their voices are amplified, the stories of the lives that have been lost are heard and the solutions they are bringing to the climate crisis are given the frontline exposure they deserve in the face of diverse and strategic audiences.

Organized by

Strategic Partners

Our Key Actions at NYC

‘Our Village’ at The Helen Mills Theater

We hosted 2 days of cultural programming, panels, facilitated discussions, film screenings, music, art, networking, and trainings.

Digital Amplification

We supported our allies with awareness raising, launched the new ‘Our Village’ platform, and produced the second season of the “Indigenous Impact Storytellers” Podcast.

Street Action – Climate Justice Bus

We took the streets of New York in support of Indigenous, Local and Black communities at the front of climate change with disruptive and innovative actions throughout the week.

Support & Training

Coverage support to our key partners at their main actions in multiple venues across the city. Support an Indigenous team of creatives with in-action training.

Meet the Indigenous Creatives who joined NYC

  • Eli Virkina

    Indigenous & Climate Activist, Photographer & Impact Storyteller

    Santu Urku Kichwa I Ecuador

  • Eric Marky Terena

    VJ, Journalist, Filmmaker, and Co-founder of Midia Indigena Oficial

    Terena I Brazil

  • Kynan Tegar

    Youth Indigenous Filmmaker, Climate Activist

    Dayak Iban | Indonesia

  • Peregrino Chaeta

    Indigenous Leader, Storyteller, Filmmaker

    Ese Eja I Peru

  • David Hernández Palmar

    Ambassador & Emerging Filmmakers Program Coordinator of INUTW

    Colombia/Venezuela I Wayuu

  • Nove Niryanti Usun

    Indigenous Filmmaker

    Dayak Bahau | Indonesia

  • Priscila Tapajowara

    Indigenous & Climate Activist, Photographer

    Tapajó I Brazil

  • Isabela Santana

    Actress & Emerging Filmmakers Program Administrator

    Pataxó I Brazil

  • Edivan Guajajara

    Activist, Filmmaker & Video Editor

    Guajajara I Brazil

  • Renan Suya Kokoyamaratxi

    Photographer, Filmmaker & Motion Graphic Maker

    Kisedjê I Brazil

  • Kalfein Michael Wuisan

    Indigenous Activist, Filmmaker

    Minahasa I Indonesia