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Sojourner Truth

Wed, Apr 13, 2022 16:00 PM

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    Indigenous peoples have been on the frontlines protecting the planet from environmental devastation, and are also part of frontline communities severely impacted by the exploitation of Mother Earth.    In September of 2021, the Indigenous Environmental Network and Oil Change International released a report entitled Indigenous Resistance Against Carbon. The report analyzes the impact Indigenous resistance to fossil fuel projects in the United States and Canada has had on greenhouse gas emissions over the past 10 years. Indigenous resistance has stopped or delayed greenhouse gas pollution equivalent to at least 25 percent of annual U.S. and Canadian emissions, according to this report. 

     

    Indeed, Indigenous peoples have long led the fight to protect Mother Earth and many say the only way forward is to center Indigenous knowledge and keep fossil fuels in the ground. Indigenous peoples confront climate change head-on, most often putting their lives on the line. For decades, the Global Justice Ecology Project, as well as other environmental campaigners, have been raising alarms about false climate solutions. They have pointed out that these false climate solutions only provide superficial and cosmetic changes to an urgent systemic problem. Indigenous and other environmental campaigners continue to speak out against these false solutions, as we're facing what is increasingly described as a climate catastrophe.

     

    A coalition of grassroots Indigenous and environmental movements have released a new third edition of a report titled, Hoodwinked in the Hothouse: Resist False Solutions to Climate Change. It is an easy-to-read, concise-yet-comprehensive compendium of the false corporate promises, which its authors say lead us down risky pathways poised to waste billions of public dollars on a host of corporate snake-oil schemes and market-based mechanisms. Hoodwinked in the Hothouse also provides a robust framework for understanding the depth of real solutions and how they should be determined, rooted in pro-Indigenous, pro-environment, and anti-capitalist thought. Previous editions of Hoodwinked in the Hothouse played a major role in raising awareness across climate movements around the world; both helping frontline organizers in their fights against destructive energy proposals, and shifting policy positions of large non-governmental organizations. 

     

    Today on Sojourner Truth, we bring you Part 1 of our two-part Hoodwinked in the Hothouse series, featuring an international panel of climate justice organizers and frontline community leaders. The speakers include: Eriel Tchekwie Deranger, Executive Director of Indigenous Climate Action; Jacqui Patterson of the Chisholm Legacy Project; Moeka De Oro of Micronesia Climate Justice Alliance; and Tom Goldtooth, Executive Director of the Indigenous Environmental Network. They discuss the new Hoodwinked in the Hothouse report, as well as the multi-billion dollar climate investments being promoted by fossil fuel industries and other disaster capitalists.

    Guests:
    • Eriel Tchekwie Deranger, Executive Director of Indigenous Climate Action; Jacqui Patterson of the Chisholm Legacy Project; Moeka De Oro of Micronesia Climate Justice Alliance; and Tom Goldtooth, Executive Director of the Indigenous Environmental Network. -
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