Role for indigenous in global sustainable future

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Joan Carling, an indigenous activist from the Cordillera, Philippines, is an expert member of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. Photo: UN Radio/D. Penn

The ability to "read" changes in weather patterns or in animal behaviour has saved indigenous communities from natural disasters for centuries.

Indigenous activists meeting at the United Nations are hoping that traditional knowledge like this will be recognized in global efforts to combat climate change and create a more equitable planet.

Joan Carling is an expert member of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues which concludes its annual session in New York this Friday.

She talks to Dianne Penn about indigenous people's expectations for the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Duration: 5’03″

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