Indigenous Elders And Medicine Peoples Statement
United Nations Convention on Climate Change
COP21 Paris, France
November 20, 2015 – December 11, 2015
We, the Original Caretakers of Mother Earth, have no choice but to follow and uphold the
Natural Law, which sustains the continuity of Life. We recognize our umbilical connection
to Mother Earth and understand that she is the source of life, not a resource to be exploited.
We speak on behalf of all Creation today, to communicate an urgent message that man has
gone too far, placing us in the state of survival.
There is no more time for discussion on preventing “Climate Change”. That opportunity has
passed. “Climate Change” is here. The Air is not the same anymore. The Water is not the
same anymore. The Earth is not the same anymore. The Clouds are not the same anymore.
The Rain is not the same anymore. The Trees, the Plants, the Animals, Birds, Fish, Insects
and all the others are not the same anymore. All that is Sacred in Life is vanishing because
of our actions. The truth is we have moved beyond climate change to survival.
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