TruthOut Highlighted It Takes Roots Delegation’s December 10 Human Rights Day Action at the Peace Wall, and spoke to Jihan Gearon, one of our delegates: “…here have also been strongly led by people of color working to center environmental justice issues and calling out environmental racism, especially Indigenous peoples protesting the omission of Indigenous rights from the accord.

A lot of the most pristine, biodiverse places that exist now are because Indigenous people live there; they protect those areas,” said Jihan Gearon, who is Diné, from the Navajo Nation in Arizona. She is the executive director of the Black Mesa Water Coalition, a part of the Indigenous Environmental Network. “And if the UN doesn’t protect us, then those places are just going to go away.” Read the full Article.