Episode 2.9: Indigenous Environmental Rights: The Maya of Belize


In this episode we speak to Cristina Coc, Executive Director of the Julian Cho Society and Spokesperson for the Toledo Alcaldes Association/Maya Leaders Alliance, and Filiberto Penados, Chair, Julian Cho Society about the connections between indigenous rights and land conservation. Together, we take a closer look at the fight for recognition of the Maya people’s rights to land in Belize. Overall, we conclude that this struggle is a global struggle, not just for indigenous rights to land, but for survival of all on a just and healthy planet.