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Policy and advocacy to sustain collective territories

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We believe that there should be no decisions made about Indigenous territories without Indigenous peoples’ agreement and deep engagement.

Nia Tero is working with Indigenous peoples around the world to ensure that relevant global, national, and regional policies strongly support Indigenous guardianship, and reflect and align with Indigenous spirituality and culture.

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Additionally, global commitments to protect thirty percent of the world’s land and ocean by 2030 must also require that Indigenous territories are intact, and that Indigenous self-governance is acknowledged and supported by the world.

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We ultimately expect to see mutually supporting global and national guardianship policies on biodiversity, climate change, and sustainable development with Indigenous guardianship at the core of each. Indigenous guardians know best how to care for their territories, and there should be no decisions made about Indigenous territories without Indigenous peoples’ agreement and deep engagement in decisions and policy-making.

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