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Youth Indigenous Activist’s Message to Trump and Bolsonaro

"These governments are trying to lead us to extinction." Teenage climate activist Artemisa Xakriaba has a message from the indigenous community to Donald Trump and Jair Bolsonaro.

Greta Thunberg takes climate protest to the US

Brazilian Amazonian Indigenous leader Artemisa Xakriaba gives a speech during media event with other environmental activists including Swedish Greta Thurnberg on Capitol Hill September 17, 2019 in Washington,DC. - Thunberg spoke forcefully on September 16, 2019 in Washington,DC about the "destruction" of the planet and the large-scale deaths that could come about as a result of climate change, water and air pollution and the destruction of food chains.

“I am here representing the more than 25 million indigenous people and members of traditional communities united by the Global Alliance of Territorial Communities. This alliance is formed by four organizations from Brazil, the Amazon basin, Mesoamerica, and Indonesia, which together protect 600 hectares of forest. We are the main guardians of the forest. We, indigenous people, depend on nature, that is our mother and our territory because that is what keeps us alive. But we are being persecuted, threatened, and murdered. Last year alone, 164 defenders of the environment were killed. Almost one every second day. We cannot accept that another drop of indigenous blood be spilled. This is my first time in the United States, and I appreciate my opportunity to be here. I know this is the richest country in the world, but it is also the one who has emitted the most gasses that cause climate change. But these gasses, because the planet’s atmosphere has no borders, have negative impact in the world, not just here. My territory is in Brazil, in the dry highlands the Cerrado. Even the young can see this biome disappearing and our native plants dying due to lack of water. If it goes on like this, 20 years from now, my homeland will become a desert. My people will be at risk of becoming history,” Artemisa Xakriaba states.

On September 21, 2019, Thunberg, along with 500 other teen activists, will convene for the first ever Youth Climate Summit at the UN headquarters, a testament to the growing power of a movement that has succeeded in popularizing the term "climate emergency" over the past year.

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09/17/2019 8:43 PMupdated: 09/18/2019 3:52 PM
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27 comments

  • Athénée A.
    10/01/2019 00:36

    Laissons de cote la fameuse Greta, la verite c'est que si le message de sauver la Nature vient de la bouche d'une jolie adolescente (cette Artemiza bresilienne, notre Autumn nationale, la fille de Davis Suzuki dans son temps, etc) ca fait plus de plaisir de l'ecouter...

  • Md M.
    09/24/2019 03:11

    Hi,you,mayel,elemnetsn🌹themay, good oneo,cvhbc,hjhipo,give🌳txc you,nibilo

  • Amin A.
    09/22/2019 12:32

    السلام عليكم

  • Aline F.
    09/22/2019 01:42

    Oh meu anjo, os EUA não e o país mais rico do mundo; isso e oque a média te fala.

  • Brian H.
    09/22/2019 00:07

    Another child being used.

  • Sharon C.
    09/21/2019 02:13

    Involvement is always good, just make sure that what you are standing for is truth.

  • Pedro R.
    09/20/2019 18:38

    Love all these young people for what they do. Appropriate time when children act like grownups, and grownups act like children.

  • Travis H.
    09/20/2019 17:14

    Yeah just wait till they discover it is all bullshit, it is just a big money scam.

  • Sindiso W.
    09/20/2019 13:27

    If governments don't protect life, who needs them? Really sad😢

  • Jackie M.
    09/20/2019 13:07

    Sorry young minds full of political propaganda. Man can control plastic in the ocean but not the climate. If man can control underwater fissures, volcanoes or sun spots...I might give man made climate change another look.

  • Peter B.
    09/20/2019 10:57

    Greedy dictators allow the money collecting part of the society to continue

  • Aki J.
    09/20/2019 09:56

    Remind governments that they are employees of the People.

  • Stephen B.
    09/20/2019 07:25

    A STRONG PRAYERTECTOR OF MINI WICONI, LAND, AND LIFE

  • Daniel T.
    09/20/2019 06:24

    estos gobiernos quieren tener a más del 80% de la población mundial a sus pies.

  • Milton T.
    09/20/2019 05:29

    “La nueva generación tiene el poder y el deseo de cambiar el mundo.” Globearth

  • Jeanette R.
    09/20/2019 00:01

    No roben territorios a los indigenas....

  • Hokoposola K.
    09/19/2019 23:52

    Everyone is the leader of his/her conscience. Conscience transcends the differences between ethnicities, nationalities and religious beliefs. You and I can protect the conscience in our heart, and together we can create an era of love and peace. http://www.fowpal.org/?q=introduction

  • Mark T.
    09/19/2019 19:23

    Stay safe.

  • Alberto D.
    09/19/2019 16:35

    Patético

  • Magi E.
    09/19/2019 15:57

    May all the world stop the nonsensical destruction and start working to heal our home..... It's the only one we've got!