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11 Nov 2022

COP27: Pacific Indigenous activists say they are being neglected & pushed aside

"'It's humiliating': Kulkalgal activist on Indigenous voices being ignored", 10 Nov 2022

A Kulkalgal activist from the Torres Strait Islands has said the way the world often treats Indigenous people is an insult and that he is here at the Cop27 conference in Egypt “fighting for our home”. Yessie Mosby, who in September was part of a group of claimants who made history during a landmark legal case that found the Australian government should compensate Torres Strait Islanders for their climate crisis failures, told the Guardian, “we were a race of people that we have hold on to a lot of ancient knowledge, which is being neglected and pushed aside:”... “Whether it’s us in the saltwater, people of the Pacific Islands, or the people of the plains and the mountains, the swamps, who are facing climate change, and really want our voices to be heard. And we really need action... “The world definitely has a lot to learn from us.”