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Story Publication logo December 28, 2021

Commentary: COP26 was Decided for the Richest, the Indigenous People were not Listened to (Portuguese)

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Between November 1st and 12th, the biggest meeting on climate (COP26) took place in Glasgow, Scotland. Brazil took the largest indigenous delegation to represent the rights of Brazilian peoples.

The Txai Surui was the only indigenous person to speak at the opening of the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference, talking about the rights of the peoples and the reality that has been happening in Brazil. However, in the decisions made by the governments of other countries, the indigenous peoples were not listened to, nor were they called to the decision-making room, nor as observers.

During the COP26, Uru-Eu-Wau-Wau indigenous people seize illegal timber. Image by Awapu Uru-Eu-Wau-Wau. Brazil, 2021.