APMCDRR Co-Chairs Statement
Six mentions of "Indigenous" but always coupled with other 'stakeholders'.
As asserted several times by Indigenous speakers, Indigenous Peoples have inherent rights. For those with Treaties (including Maori) these rights are simply reiterated in the text of these constitutional frameworks.
"A more holistic approach that draws on local, indigenous and traditional knowledge and experience combined with science, technology and innovation, is necessary to reduce existing and emerging risk while recognising that investments in preparedness and anticipatory action remain important to address residual risk."
Still, we forge our way forward through lack of AlterNatives...