“We write to remind those drafting this important new treaty about the ongoing harm caused by the use of nuclear weapons, and by more than two thousand nuclear test explosions around the globe. Indigenous communities have borne the brunt of these deadly experiments. Our land, our sea, our communities, and our physical bodies carry this legacy with us now, and for unknown generations to come.”

- Karina Lester from Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands, Australia, reading from the Indigenous Statement to the U.N. Nuclear Ban Treaty Negotiations