“People can you hear your momma crying feel the warning taste what she’s saying
People the hour is near do you know the game your playing
Will this be our fate”
– Is It Too Late
Residing on the Louisiana Bayou about 50 miles south of New Orleans, the Isle de Jean Charles Band of Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw Indians have seen 98% of their traditional lands disappear since 1955 due to the combination of sea level rise, land sinking, oil and gas development, and the related decline in sediment deposition from the Mississippi River.
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“We touched down in crescent city jazz blues and me
Oceans rising higher and higher as the arctic melts into the sea
Gathering clouds surround us in poverty of the rich mans greed
Theres no time to point a finger we have to face reality”
– Who’s Gonna Save You
Fiji became the first country in the world to formally approve the UN climate deal adopted by 195 nations in Paris in December 2015. The country’s parliament voted unanimously to ratify the agreement on Friday, The Fiji Times reported.
THE PARIS AGREEMENT
The name COP21 speaks for itself. Twenty-one years of negotiation and the pursuit of profit at the expense of the environment and future generations is indeed historic. Especially when the agreement includes false solutions to the climate crises and violates the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Mother Earth and all our relations.
“What we do now in this moment or fail to, will be humanity’s defining legacy” – Robby Romero
On the occasion of the closing ceremony of ArtCOP21, Dakota Romero, singer-songwriter, actress and Native Children’s Survival board member, will end the programme with her unique voice and multicultural style.
“Until we understand our connection, only then will we understand our responsibility.” – Dakota
The ceremony will start at 6pm on 11 December 2015 at the Gaîté lyrique, Paris, France.
ArtCOP21 is an exploration of the cultural stakes of climate change. More than 200 artists, poets, professionals, scientists and thinkers imagine together other narratives and other perspectives to reinvent our world.
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