Join us for a dialogue conducted in a traditional way highlighting voices of indigenous perspectives on water ethics.
The United Nations General Assembly, in December 2003, proclaimed the years 2005-2015 as the International Decade for Action 'Water for Life'. Its primary goal was to promote efforts to fulfill international commitments made on water and water related issues. In March 2019, the years 2018-2028 were declared as the Water Action Decade. It is upon us now to respond to this call for action alongside critical initiatives for food systems, biodiversity and restoration of ecosystems. Water protection is a foundational component to all other calls for action to stabilize, protect and create resiliency for all life on Earth. As we seek to build frameworks for regenerative systems which support the health of all people and our planet, we must place indigenous perspectives at the center. To that end, CEE Original Caretakers Senior Fellow, Mona Polacca, will convene thoughtful representatives of indigenous cultures worldwide to gather diverse perspectives and lived experiences from those already safeguarding 80% of our planet's ecosystems.