In parallel to the 2017 session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network organized a forum with powerful Indigenous women leaders from around the world. They discussed the effects of climate change in their communities and their actions to protect their land. Lucy Mulenkei, of the Indigenous Information Network, explained how Kenyan Maasai Indigenous women are fighting against the effects of climate change after the government declared a national drought emergency, while Kandi Mossett, Indigenous Environmental Network’s Extreme Energy and Just Transition Campaign Organiser, discussed how the fossil fuel industry and development projects are also impacting Indigenous communities in the United States. Photo credit: Manipadma Jena/IPS