Native Sun News: Native activists meet for climate talks in France

Indigenous women from the North and South Americas gathered in Paris, France, to sign a treaty that is being presented to the United Nations Climate Change Conference. Photo from Indigenous Environmental Network / Facebook

Grassroots Indians converge on Paris
By Talli Nauman
Native Sun News
Health & Environment Editor

BEMIDJI, Minn. –– The Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) said Nov. 24 it was taking a delegation of more than 45 “frontline leaders” to participate in the activities of grassroots coalitions and in the official parley at the 2015 Paris negotiations of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change.

IEN delegates are fresh from a grassroots victory over TransCanada Corp.’s proposed Keystone XL tar-sands crude-oil export pipeline, which U.S. President Obama nixed in response to their arguments that it would contribute negatively to climate change.

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