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Thunberg: ‘Indigenous Peoples Lead the Fight Against Crisis’ | Human Wrongs Watch

The Fridays For Future (FFF) movement activist Greta Thunberg praised the role of Indigenous peoples in the fight against global climate change during a demonstration in Jokkmokk, Sweden, on Friday [7 February 2020].
“We must give voice to Indigenous peoples around the world because we depend on them, even if we don’t want to accept it,” Thunberg said.

The organization Saminourra reported how the effects of climate change affect the Lapps’ daily lives, especially reindeer herding, a fundamental activity in the culture of the Sami, an Arctic Indigenous people of about 80,000 persons who are spread across Norway, Russia, Finland, and Sweden.

“We are in a serious climate crisis and the Indigenous people are the ones who are first and most affected,” Thunberg stressed.

“They lead the fight and are the ones who resist the most. They are the front line. We support them.”

Source: Thunberg: ‘Indigenous Peoples Lead the Fight Against Crisis’ | HUMAN WRONGS WATCH

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