Indigenous Peoples’ traditional teachings have long warned that if human beings failed to protect and care for Mother Earth and the natural world, the survival of humanity would be threatened. Today, increasingly severe impacts of climate change threaten ecosystems and food production around the world and Indigenous Peoples are on the frontlines of climate change impacts.
Indigenous Peoples are participating in the People’s Climate March to bring attention to the devastating impacts of climate change and to share our hopes and teachings for living in harmony with Mother Earth.
The Caribbean Organization of Indigenous Peoples (C.O.I.P) was established in 1987. Its country members include Belize, Dominica, Guyana, Puerto Rico, Saint Vincent, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. The Chairmanship of COIP currently rotates to each member country every 3 years with the present Chair residing in Trinidad and Tobago being served by the Santa Rosa Carib Community.
COIP CHAIR: Trinidad & Tobago (Santa Rosa Karina Community)
Contact: Chief Ricardo Bharath Hernandez, firstname.lastname@example.org or (868) 667-0210