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Hard hit by climate change, Indigenous leaders want strong voice at COP28 – CBC

Dec 05, 2023

Climate change ‘impacts how we exist,’ says Métis leader at global climate summit

From disappearing salmon stocks and caribou herds to wildfires and a changing landscape, Indigenous leaders are sharing their impressions at the UN climate summit of how a warming planet is impacting their communities and way of life.

They’re also pushing to have a stronger voice in how countries and the UN tackle climate change.

“It literally impacts everything we do,” said Dane de Souza, the climate change policy advisor with the Métis National Council.

There is no amount of money that can compensate communities for the loss and damage from climate change, said de Souza, who made the trip from Manitoba to Dubai to take part in COP28.

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