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How Can We Learn About Our Relationship With Nature From Indigenous People?

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During the first week of COP21, at Le Bourget Climate Generations areas, a few meters away from the ‘Blue Zone’ – I attended a side event on « the vision of indigenous peoples to cope with climate change », organized by the Conseil Regional d’Ile de France, the non-profit association Parole de Nature and the Fondation de France .

Hundreds of people gathered in the main amphitheater to engage during a 3 hours conference with a panel of anthropologists from the CNRS and representatives of indigenous communities from Ecuador (the Kichwa community of Sarayaku), Peru, the United States, Vanuatu, and Tibet.

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