Social movements around the world will come together to participate in Global Days of Action for Climate Justice (www.globalclimatecampaign.org), a call to action for climate change on Dec. 3 in Durban, South Africa. Eagle Thunder Entertainment (ETE) recording artist Robby Romero will participate in this major climate change event and march in Durban to help create awareness and call on climate negotiators to respect the rights of Mother Earth and to honor and implement the rights of Indigenous Peoples, as outlined in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
“Top scientists have recently weighed in on something Indigenous people have prophesized and the world is now experiencing – the devastating effects of global warming,” says Romero. “It’s going to take Indigenous wisdom and modern science working together to lead us into a time of healing.”
In conjunction with these activities, which includes the United Nations Annual Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP17) on Nov. 28–Dec. 9 in Durban, Native Children’s Survival’s latest music picture campaign, “Who’s Gonna Save You,” will have its world broadcast premiere. The music picture will premiere on South African Broadcasting Company’s (SABC 1) Yo TV on Friday, Dec. 2. Yo TV reaches millions of young people daily. In conjunction with the music picture premiere on Dec. 2, Romero will make a live appearance on e.TV’s “Sunrise” show in Johannesburg.
Romero will make a live appearance on SABC 3 on Dec. 5 in Durban and will participate in Indigenous Peoples Day on Dec. 6 in Durban. “Who’s Gonna Save You” will be shown at a special event on Indigenous Peoples Day, which will include a press conference and screening hosted by the Indigenous Peoples of Africa Coordinating Committee and a live performance by Romero.
“On behalf of Native Children’s Survival, this music picture has provided an opportunity and a platform for me to present Indigenous youth from around the world on SABC’s Yo TV to share their respective cultures, experience and knowledge in adapting to the impacts of climate change,” says Romero.
“Who’s Gonna Save You” will also be broadcast on South Africa’s e.tv program “Sisterhood.” The broad appeal of e.tv’s programming has resulted in loyal viewers spanning all age, race and income groups across 80.5 percent of the South African population. The station’s vision is to promote, profile and position itself as the channel of choice and the number one entertainment television network in South Africa.