Greta Thunberg visits South Dakota Monday for climate rally

Elias Hubbard
October 9, 2019

Fellow Swede, Bjorn Ulvaeus describes the climate activist as a girl with "superpowers".


A 16-year-old climate activist who garnered worldwide attention when she scolded world leaders at the United Nations is visiting American Indian reservations in the Dakotas to talk about oil pipelines. "How can you stoop so low as to criticise the looks of a child?, " he asked. "A young girl. The reason is of course the lack of counter arguments".

Swedish activist Greta Thunberg expressed solidarity Monday with "the struggles of all Indigenous peoples in protecting their land, water, and traditions" as she continued her climate-focused trip to the Americas with stops in the Dakotas.

At the 2019 United Nations climate action summit in September she gave an emotionally charged speech, accusing world leaders of ignoring the science behind the climate crisis.

Both Tokata and Greta remind us of the crucial importance of lifting up and celebrating the voices of young people, particularly in conversations about the future of Uŋčí Makȟá, or Mother Earth.

Inspired by Ms Thunberg's solitary weekly protests outside the parliament, millions of people have poured onto the streets around the globe to demand governments take emergency action on climate change.

Her Monday march was one of many in cities around the world.

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