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To the citizens of the world,

"What we do or fail to in this moment will be humanities defining legacy." - Robby Romero

On December 7-18, 2009, leaders and scientists from 192 countries met in Copenhagen, Denmark at the United Nations Climate Change Conference--the most significant conference on climate change since Kyoto--to determine the fate of our planet. Indigenous delegates, elders, and youth were invited to attend but unfortunately, their wisdom and experience in adapting to the impacts of climate change fell upon deaf ears.

Indigenous Peoples are the protectors and caretakers of our last remaining wild places, and many of us live at the point of impact on the front lines of climate change. We are the world's smallest carbon contributors, suffering at the expense of the largest carbon contributors. False solutions to climate change such as Carbon Markets and REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation), violate the rights of Indigenous Peoples. When our rights are violated, land and life become vulnerable to desecration and destruction...all for bottom-line profits.

The Indigenous perspective is vital to the global conversation. It is essential that more human beings learn and honor natural law and acknowledge humanity's common interest in the protection of Mother Earth and all her children.

*We have Peoples' Power. Let's stand united with one voice.*

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