From an Indigenous perspective, climate change and the denial of their right to self-determination are inextricable. West Papuans stewarded their natural environment for tens of thousands of years before European and Indonesian colonisers arrived.
Today, the ecology of West Papua and its massive rainforest – one of the largest in the world – are being destroyed by palm oil, resource extraction and Indonesian colonialism. Come to hear West Papuans’ stories of resistance and the positive vision they are bringing to the heart of the climate movement.
Indigenous West Papuan leaders are making an appeal to the environmental movement: support West Papua’s right to self-determination as a solution to the climate crisis.
Contributors/Performers: United Liberation Movement for West Papua
Age: All ages, comes with a trigger warning
Featuring: Panel discussion, knowledge sharing
Audience Notice: This event is wheelchair accessible, trigger warning: genocide, human rights abuse
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