Indigenous people meet for climate change summit
About 400 people representing indigenous groups around the world are in Anchorage, Alaska, for the Indigenous People's Global Summit on Climate Change.

Despite their diverse backgrounds, attendees expressed similar concerns about the impact of climate change on the environment and their culture. "Indigenous peoples have contributed the least to the global problem of climate change but will almost certainly bear the greatest brunt of its impact," Patricia Cochran, the chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Council, told the Associated Press.

Delegates are planning to issue a joint statement on climate change. "There's a lot of controversy," Mary Smat, a Masi woman from Kenya, told The Anchorage Daily News. "I would like for us to come out with one voice."

The summit is being held at the Dena'ina Convention Center.

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Climate concern unites Natives at UN conference in Anchorage (The Anchorage Daily News 4/21)
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