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Severn Suzuki speaking at UN Earth Summit 1992

Severn Suzuki reminds decision-makers of who their actions or inactions would ultimately affect. Twelve-year-old Severn closed a UN plenary session of the 1992 Earth Summit with a powerful speech that received a standing ovation.


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| June 20, 2012

Indigenous movements make declaration on eve of Rio+20 UN Summit

Indigenous peoples met and signed the Kari-Oca 2 Declaration. (Photo: Ben Powless)
In advance of the Rio+20 UN Summit which opens today in Brazil, Indigenous peoples met and signed the Kari-Oca 2 Declaration.

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