Fawn Sharp at Davos: 'Chief Seattle Taught Us All Things are Connected'
January 20, 2023
National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) President Fawn Sharp (Quinault Nation) took to the world stage on Wednesday in Davos, Switzerland to bring the Indigenous perspective as a panelist on climate change.
Sitting next to former Vice President Al Gore, Sharp was part of the "Leading the Charge Through Earth's New Normal" panel discussion that provided an overview of how climate change impacts economies around the world.
Introducing Sharp, the panel's moderator, Gim Huay Neo, said the world's Indigenous peoples represent five percent of humanity while they protect 80 percent of Earth's biodiversity.