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Interview with Saul Cal Morán, Indigenous Youth from Guatemala

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For centuries, nature was protected by a set of people who have a deep connection to the planet - but so often their voices have gone unheard or been ignored. The indigenous communities of this world have an insight like no-other into this relationship between people and planet. Recognising this connection, a group of indigenous young leaders from around the world came together to provide context at the start of the Youth-Led Solutions Summit.

This video formed part of the launch of the Youth-Led Solution Summit Launch on Monday 19 October 2020. It is YMCA's new initiative to amplify youth solutions that positively impact local and global sustainability, the development of just and equitable communities, and the well-being of all people.

Contributors:

Daniel Galan

Programs and Projects Coordinator at YMCA LACA

Daniel sat on the Global Planning Committee, consisting of young leaders from around the world, for the first Youth-Led Solutions Summit, on Climate Action. Day-to-day Daniel is an established global YMCA leader based with the YMCA Latin American and Caribbean Alliance, the area alliance for YMCAs in the region.

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Saul Moran

Indigenous young leader

Saul Moran is an indigenous young leader fom San Cristibal Verapaz Alta Verapaz, a municipality in the north of the country of Guatemala. He identifies as Maya Poqomchi, and his community is called KajKoj, known by history as the children of the red puma. Their culture, Poqomchi, is one of the least known in Guatemala. He is also a volunteer with YMCA in the region.

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