Chief Ninawa Huni Kui Attends UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow

November 16, 2021

Chief Ninawa Huni Kui, hereditary Chief of the Huni Kui Indigenous people of the Amazon and the elected president of the Huni Kui Federation of the State of Acre, and PWIAS visiting scholar, attended COP26 in Glasgow earlier this month.

“Our vision is very different to those who make the decisions at Cop. We have ancestral connections to the environment and Mother Earth. These are spiritual spaces that we would never negotiate or offset for money, but the working groups don’t represent the views of our communities or explain what these carbon markets actually mean.”

The Guardian: “A Continuation of Colonialism: Indigenous Activists say their voices are missing at COP26”

“These are billions in investment towards environmental preservation, but it’s very difficult for this money to reach Indigenous communities, reach traditional communities,”

Associated press: “Leaders vow to protect Forests, Plug Methane Leaks at COP26

Chief Ninawa also participated in an independent event during COP26, hosted by Stop Ecocide International and live streamed on November 8, 2021.

Protecting Mother Earth: Sacred Guardianship & Ecocide Law

How can the profound traditions and practices of sacred guardianship be respected/included in the existing dominant legal system?  Ecocide law reflects a factual reality (both physical and spiritual) – that if we damage the Earth, there are consequences. Could this protective law be a bridging piece towards rebalancing our relationship to Mother Nature? (Discussion Circle begins at 19:30)