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Building Hope

Published: January 7, 2011, Author: JayTaber

As noted in this photo essay on COP 16, indigenous peoples might have been excluded from UN climate change talks in Cancun, but they were not silenced. As The Dominion photojournalist Allan Lissner reports, the Cancun Agreements climate scandal exposed by Wikileaks “were not the result of an informed and open consensus process, but instead the consequence of an ongoing US diplomatic offensive of backroom deals, arm-twisting and bribery.” While COP 16 shut the doors on indigenous peoples, observes Lissner, hope lay in the alliances built among indigenous and social movements.

Chief George Manuel Memorial Indigenous Library

The library is dedicated to the memory of Secwepemc Chief George Manuel (1921-1989), to the nations of the Fourth World and to the elders and generations to come.

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