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COP26 Event Will See Indigenous Rights Leaders Discuss Preservation

Graham Turner


Association Jiboiana Glasgow
The Role of Indigenous Peoples in the Conservation of the Amazon Rainforest event on November 3rd sees Association Jiboiana lead a discussion involving five leading preservation figures.

For COY16 (the 16th YOUNGO Conference of Youth) and COP26 (the 26th UN Conference of the Parties) in Glasgow, Association Jiboiana will support a delegation of five indigenous leaders from five different tribes to travel from the heart of the Amazon to speak to world leaders and – most importantly – to thousands of people in Europe about the tragic situation of the Amazon and of its guardians.

The free event, held at MBN Solutions’ office (112 West George Street, Glasgow, G2 1PS) will see five delegates discussing the role of indigenous peoples in the conservation of the Amazon Rainforest and will lead a sacred prayer ceremony with young and older indigenous leaders from the Amazon rainforest.

The delegates

Alice Pataxó
A young activist and journalist from the Pataxó people. Also an indigenous influencer, well-known in Brazil.

Thaline Karajá
Singer and activist of the Karajá people, Thaline is first indigenous representative to have participated in The Voice.

Val Munduruku
Singer and activist of the Munduruku people. Val is also a coordinator of indigenous women’s associations.

Siã and Busã Huni Kuin (Damiao & Cosmo)
Twin brothers and spiritual leaders of the Huni Kuin people, they travel around the world to carry out projects in aid of the Amazon.


In addition, the talk will feature a sacred prayer ceremony with young and older indigenous leaders from the Amazon rainforest. 

A side event with sustainable development NGO Raleigh International will also take place on the 6th of November. The four-hour event, held outside Glasgow, will feature discussion, prayers, songs and close with a Jiboia dance. 

In a statement, Association Jiboiana President Leo Landon said: “Indigenous peoples only represent 5% of the global population, but preserve 80% of earth’s biodiversity; these dizzying and impactful numbers give us a new perspective on what our relationship to Nature can be. Association Jiboiana works with indigenous peoples in order to honor and support these guardians that are protecting it for all of us – humans, animals and plants.”

Reigstration for the event can be done here.

Photo Credit: Floresta TV – Guilherme Meneghelli / Mathilde Awa Eve.

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