Indigenous Peoples Caucus begins daily meetings at COP22

The first of two weeks of daily meetings for the Indigenous Peoples Caucus was held on Monday, 7 November 2016 from 9-10am at the COP22 conference site in Marrakech, Morocco. During the meeting, strategies were set for the engagement of Indigenous Peoples from seven geo-political regions at COP22 throughout the day and for the week. On Monday, the #IIPFCC delivered four statements, two were read in plenary sessions and two were submitted to the UNFCCC Secretariat. All the statements from the Indigenous Peoples Caucus are now located at the UNFCC website and will be made available here shortly. It is noteworthy that following very positive verbal exchanges during a meeting between Indigenous Peoples and several State Parties on Sunday, not one state mentioned #indigenous Peoples rights during any of their opening statements on Monday.    

 Rodion Sulyandziga; Grace Balawag; and Lhakpa Nuri Goparma Sherpa lead the spirited exchanged at the morning Indigenous Peoples Caucus meeting on Monday at COP22. Photo Credit: India Logan-Riley 

Rodion Sulyandziga; Grace Balawag; and Lhakpa Nuri Goparma Sherpa lead the spirited exchanged at the morning Indigenous Peoples Caucus meeting on Monday at COP22. Photo Credit: India Logan-Riley