WECAN Speaks With Miriam Cisneros, First Female President of the Pueblo of Sarayaku, Ecuador During the UN COP23 Climate Talks

ellen rosner • 18 November 2017

Over many years, the community of Sarayaku has taken strong and courageous action to confront and work to stop stop oil extraction in their territories, setting an extraordinary example for fellow Indigenous nations, and for people all around the world seeking to prevent harms to the Earth and their ways of life.

WECAN spoke with Miriam about the significance of being the first woman president of her community – and about her people’s message to the world during COP23.