On November 6, the NDN Collective delegation at COP26 — which includes members of the Navajo, Quechan, Tesuque Pueblo, Tahltan, Kaska, Zuni Pueblo Ojibwe, Turtle Mountain Ojibwe, and Leech Lake Ojibwe tribes — joined the Indigenous bloc, which led the Global Day of Action.
Thousands of people from around the world came together in solidarity to demand system change that comes from the ground up.
NDN Collective members are calling for the end of false solutions; the centering of Indigenous needs and voices in legislation like the Build Back Better Act and Justice40; uplifting concerns around “green” energy solutions that would increase extraction from Indigenous lands; and more.
“We chant “Climate Justice is LANDBACK”, because the only way we can truly address this climate crisis is to return Indigenous lands to Indigenous hands,” said Korina Barry, Managing Director of NDN Action. “As we took to the streets of Glasgow, we kept in our hearts and minds everything that we are fighting for. Inaction now threatens our people, our communities, our land, our plant relatives, our waters, our life ways. I was honored to walk alongside thousands of Indigenous relatives and allies from all over the world to demand swift action and accountability in addressing the climate crisis.”
About NDN Collective
NDN Collective is an Indigenous-led organization dedicated to building Indigenous power. Through organizing, activism, philanthropy, grantmaking, capacity-building, and narrative change, we are creating sustainable solutions on Indigenous terms.