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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

38 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...

  • Jesse D.
    09/27/2019 21:37

    Paid scientists? You're kidding right? Hopeless....

  • Sean M.
    09/27/2019 20:49

    A summit of scientist's that all agree ... Watch it ? Ill watch it, and ill also watch the scientists that disagree with thier narrative.

  • Christopher W.
    09/27/2019 07:14

    Past China has higher emissions than the us.

  • Brent S.
    09/26/2019 21:30

    Amazing how a jungle creature has nicely plucked eyebrows

  • Carlos G.
    09/26/2019 00:22

    She sounds sexy

  • Mike R.
    09/25/2019 12:36

    Just dont let them take you to any private islands kiddo

  • Md M.
    09/24/2019 03:11

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

  • Sam H.
    09/23/2019 20:55

    No

  • Martin M.
    09/22/2019 14:01

    China

  • 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.

  • Richard C.
    09/22/2019 01:19

    WELL SAID, ALL THESE DUMBASSES POLITICIANS THINK THAT THE WORLD BELONGS TO THEM, THEY ARE THE ONES WHO HAS EARTH IN A CRITICAL CONDITION WITH ALL THE POLUTION WORLD WIDE, THIS PLANET BELONG TO GOD AND HE'S THE REAL OWNER WHICH GRACEFULLY LET US BARROW IT, AND LOOK WHAT THEY AND US HAS DONE TO DESTROY IT.

  • Brian H.
    09/22/2019 00:07

    Another child being used.

  • Vohlm O.
    09/21/2019 22:12

    appreciate the message but it comes from another tool of a person being used to push a narrative , the US the biggest pollutant in the world? , has she seen or heard of China or india , no i dont think so because china's pollution fog blacks out even satellite visuals , im pretty sure its not just the US buying paper from the amazon , but yeah stop pushing the whole blame everything on US narrative and the message is one everyone should agree with , ease off on exploiting nature

  • Mushtaq A.
    09/21/2019 15:46

    Nice

  • Jeziel R.
    09/21/2019 13:13

    Jehova Dios cuide a nuestra tierra de los seres humanos perverzo. Que se llenan las manos con la maldad. Oremos a?Jehova para que pronto traiga su reino y esto se acabe ya. La maldad de Satanas se acabe para siempre junto al hombre que ha destruido todo a su paso. Jehova Dios bendiga su creacion. Todo es de el. Amen.

  • 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.

  • Sindiso W.
    09/20/2019 13:27

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

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