Author: Aurora C

UN Climate Change Summit Take 15 And….Action

So many things are happening at the U.N. Climate Change Summit – it will make your head spin! Bringing awareness and attention to an issue or group can be done in many ways. “Actions” are a large part of the Climate Change Summit and in making statements worldwide. Particular planned “actions” with different organizations and […]

In Case of Emergency-You CANNOT Dial 911!!

In Copenhagen Denmark you must dial 112! The purpose of an emergency plan is to prepare, prevent and protect in case of circumstances or situations considered an emergency. A plan promotes awareness and preparation to a possible hazardous situation. You can only prepare so much, but can never really prepare for unforeseen circumstances. The lack […]

Indigenous Dayze

The call from and for Indigenous Peoples here at the U.N. Climate Change conference is critical and we’re making sure that we are heard, from Day 1 to the day after the last. With so many brothers and sisters from different lands of the Earth, we unite here in Copenhagen to make a difference. Not […]

Waabi Makwa (White Bear)

All throughout Copenhagen there are numerous locations and events relating to the Climate Change Conference, outside of the main Bella Center negotiations. The World Wildlife Fund has an awesome set up in Copenhagen’s Nytorv square dubbed the Arctic Tent. Outside of the Arctic tent are beautiful art exhibitions in the form of photographs and a […]

Behind the Scenes

Since arriving in Copenhagen Friday I have had the opportunity to awesome behind the scenes activities, from the setting up of the Bella Center, to media outreaches and releases to planned actions by organizations, being a witness and a participant. It’s a lot of work just being a delegate and focusing on a daily plan!! […]

Word! Of the Day…Indigenous

I’ve had the most exciting experience being involved with the Indigenous People’s Caucus. I’ve been so far successfully able to navigate Copenhagen and hit up town squares that are hosting events and venues. I tired myself out running back and forth between the Conference of Youth (COY) and the International Indigenous People’s Forum on Climate […]

Facing Off On FaceBook

What do you say when someone disagrees with something that you believe to be true? What do you say when people argue against a mission? When I first went to work in White Earth (Gaa-waabaabiganikaag) Minnesota-learning all that I did with the land, people and environment-I thought that maybe this is what I was suppose […]

Aurora Conley, Minnesota Delegate

School: LCO Ojibwe Community College and University of Minnesota Morris Area of Study: Renewable Energy Aurora is Ojibwe from the Bad River Indian Reservation in Wisconsin, and recently worked as Executive Assistant for Honor the Earth in White Earth, Minnesota, a non-profit leader in the Native environmental movement. Aurora has organized, campaigned, and advocated for […]