A first of its kind report, takes a serious look at how indigenous people view planetary health. This year’s United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues is focusing on human, territorial and planetary health. The Permanent Forum is in its 22nd session. A recent report, “Indigenous Determinants of Health,” is a culmination of 20 years of work that the Permanent Forum has been doing. It was released this session. The Permanent Forum lasts two weeks and consists of interventions, which are essentially calls to action, and side events on various issues. Many Indigenous leaders have spoken about how planetary health and the health of Indigenous people and communities are intertwined, becoming ever more important as the world experiences irreversible damage caused by climate change. “Create binding resolutions in regard to climate actions,” Mattos said. “Climate change is indeed one of the largest threats to the peace and security of all nations and peoples.”
The Black Hills Water Alliance is holding a public meeting in Rapid City to discuss mining that could affect over 20 thousand acres in the Black Hills over the next 20 years…If you want to attend the important public meeting with the Black Hills National Forest and the Bureau of Land Management, the meeting is this Wednesday, April 26th from four to eight pm mountain time at the Ramkota in Rapid City. For more information go to bh clean water alliance dot org (bhcleanwateralliance.org). You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @bh clean water alliance.
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