Indigenous women speak out at Cop26 rally: ‘Femicide is linked to ecocide’

Indigenous women speak out at Cop26 rally: ‘Femicide is linked to ecocide’

Activists tell of how extractive industries are intertwined with violence against women and girls

“Remember my face,” Sii-am Hamilton told the crowd gathered on Finnieston Street near the high fencing that surrounds the Cop26 summit on Tuesday morning. “Remember because it’s not if, it’s when you will go missing, if you are involved in land rights.”

The rally for murdered and missing indigenous women, girls and two-spirit people heard a painful litany of lost loved ones from witnesses from Alaska to the Amazon, and the legacy of their absence for families and communities.

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