Indigenous Human Banner
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Hundreds of Indigenous Peoples and their allies used their bodies to create a human banner on Agua Dulce beach in Lima, Peru parallel to the UN COP20 climate summit to demonstrate the importance of guaranteeing territorial rights in addressing climate change.

Photo: People + Rights = Living Forests, Bringing Attention to Climate Change


Indigenous activists and allies sent a message to the world and the participants in the UN COP20 climate change summit in Lima, Peru in December, forming a human banner stating (in Spanish)  “Peoples + Rights =” on top of a giant tree and on the bottom the words “Living Forests.”

Hundreds of activists from the Shipibo, Asháninka, Achuar, Awajún, Munduruku, Guajajara, Kichwa and Kampupiyawi communities gathered to create the banner on Agua Dulce Beach near the summit to emphasize how territorial rights of Indigenous Peoples must be guaranteed to effectively address the effects of climate change.

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This image was featured in this week’s Indian Country Today Media Network newsletter.

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