CHAPTER 3

 
 
 
 
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INDIGENOUS ACTIVITIES &

LEADERS IN GEO

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

CHAPTER 3

 
 
 
 

INDIGENOUS-PEOPLES LED 

USE OF EARTH OBSERVATIONS

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Recognizing and honouring indigenous culture and knowledge, as well as supporting indigenous stewardship of the millions of acres of land under indigenous management represents a potential transformative pathway to meeting the SDGs.

In June 2020, GEO Indigenous Alliance representatives Diana Mastracci, James Rattling Leaf Sr. and Titus Letaapo joined a forum for Indigenous Peoples at the United Nations High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) to discuss opportunities and challenges for increasing Indigenous Peoples engagement in the co-development, co-creation, and use of Earth observations (EO) data and tools. This session was moderated by Steven Ramage from the GEO Secretariat. 

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James Rattling Leaf Sr. joins Indigenous leaders from around the world for a panel discussion during GEO Week 2019 in Canberra, Australia.