Planning for the future - developing an Indigenous Peoples Life Plan

  • Aeroport de Paris-Le Bourget 180 Esplanade de l’Air et de l’Espace, 93350. Paris France

Organizers: Sociocultural Association Yawanawá

For over two years now the Yawanawa people of the legally titled ancestral lands (187,400-hectares) Terra Indigena Rio Gregorio, tropical rainforest, have been working to develop a Yawanawa Life Plan. The plan encompasses short and long term threats, food, water, educational, land security, etc. whilst planning for adaptation for climate change challenges. This work is based on anticipated payment for environmental services. 

This talk will highlight the importance of Free and Prior Informed Consent and that the process is led by the Indigenous communities themselves, therefore any interaction with outside Payment for Environmental System “investors” will have to work within the parameters of a carefully-planned, consensus driven, cultural, Indigenous knowledge system approach as well as embrace, western scientific thinking where it is appropriate. 

A considerable part of the Life Plan will be on adaptation programs, even though the Yawanawa people are deep inside the Amazon, almost bordering Peru, they have seen considerable climate change challenges, with massive flooding and temperature changes that may affect many of their cultural ways of living.

The panel discussion will show: Indigenous leadership, inclusiveness, promote learning and empowerment and try to showcase IP culture and achievements. Include Indigenous short and long term threats, food, water, educational, land security, etc. whilst planning for adaptation for climate change challenges.

Importantly the side event will show that Indigenous peoples can lead important discussions pertaining to their rights and inclusion from a Western perspective, eg FPIC where Indigenous Peoples can give an important and invaluable perspective.

Panelists:

  • Chief Tashka of the Yawanawá
  • 3 other indigenous peoples

 Location: Indigenous Peoples Pavilion (Auditorium)

Contact: Tashka Yawanawa,tashkayawa@gmail.com

Languages: English/Portuguese