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Long portrayed as victims of climate change, Indigenous peoples who have struggled for years to protect ancestral lands and ways of life from destruction are finally being recognized as playing an important role in defending precious environments.

“In the face of climatic, economic and health catastrophes, reality forces the recognition of Indigenous peoples’ knowledge, and a new relationship of respect,” said Gregorio Mirabal, head of the COICA Indigenous organization.

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