Indigenous women

Episode 99. BEST IN CLIMATE. Indigenous Women to Financial CEOs: Stop Supporting Climate-Wrecking Tar Sands Industry

“We need a just transition to renewable, sustainable energy, not expansion of fossil fuel extraction…We demand respect for our rights and sovereignty as Indigenous Peoples so that we can control our own lands, futures, and job opportunities.

A group of Indigenous women leaders, supported by 158 organizations, released an open letter urging the heads of 70 major global financial institutions to respect Indigenous rights and to stop propping up the tar sands industry. They called on financial CEOs to sever all ties with the sector’s “climate-wrecking pipelines, as well as the massively destructive extraction projects that feed them.”