©2017 by Indigenous Climate Action.


ICA believes that the leadership of Indigenous peoples, as stewards, caretakers and protectors of the earth, is crucial to achieving a climate stable future for all. As such, ICA envisions this future built upon solutions that actively affirm, incorporate and uphold the knowledge and rights of Indigenous peoples, as defined in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), Indigenous customary laws and the Principles of Climate Justice [Bali 2002]. Indigenous sovereignty and autonomy are critical to climate justice, in order to implement effective solutions that are guided by the ancestral wisdom of our Elders, knowledge holders and land users. This will allow Indigenous peoples to effectively reclaim our roles and responsibilities as stewards, caretakers and protectors of the lands, waterways, and biodiversity of the planet, as well as ensure Indigenous cultural and spiritual survival.