Indigenous Activists to Receive Awards for Protecting the Environment

September 16, 2017

Indigenous activists from across the globe will receive the Equator Prize at a ceremony in New York on Sunday.

The international award recognizes exceptional local solutions for people, nature and resilient communities.

The Prize focuses “on local and indigenous groups in rural areas that have developed innovative solutions to protecting, restoring or sustainably managing nature to achieve local sustainable development,” according to the United Nations.