Indigenous peoples

25.10.2020

Breaking Media Stereotypes with Indigenous Storytelling

Breaking Media Stereotypes with Indigenous Storytelling

By UN Academic Impact There are an estimated 476 million indigenous peoples in the world, living across 90 countries. They speak an overwhelming majority of the world’s estimated 7,000 languages and represent 5,000 different cultures. COVID-19 has posed a grave threat to Indigenous peoples around the world, who already lack… »

08.10.2020

Brazil is up in flames—here’s why

Brazil is up in flames—here’s why

by Diego Gonzaga It is no accident that there are fires all across Brazil, and it is no accident that the fires this year are worse than last. In fact, the fires in 2020 are the worst in the last decade. The world is looking in horror for the second… »

23.09.2020

Peru’s state TV broadcasts 23 hours in Spanish daily but only 1 hour in indigenous languages

Peru’s state TV broadcasts 23 hours in Spanish daily but only 1 hour in indigenous languages

This statistic reflects how Peru treats its indigenous peoples The title of this article summarizes the attitude of the state channel TV Perú towards indigenous peoples, while also reflecting the colonial history of the country. At the threshold of the bicentennial anniversary of the nation-state of Peru, the space that the… »

12.10.2019

Goodbye Columbus, Hello Indigenous Peoples Day

Goodbye Columbus, Hello Indigenous Peoples Day

Indigenous Peoples Day is increasingly being celebrated across the U.S. in place of Christopher Columbus Day, as the myth of Columbus as beneficent discoverer is debunked and as the critical role of indigenous people in protecting the planet becomes more recognized. Indigenous defenders of Mother Earth are often at the… »

06.08.2019

Defending the environment now more lethal than soldiering in some war zones – and indigenous peoples are suffering most

Defending the environment now more lethal than soldiering in some war zones – and indigenous peoples are suffering most

Jayalaxshmi Mistry, Royal Holloway for The Conversation Despite centuries of persecution, indigenous groups still manage or have tenure rights over at least a quarter of the world’s land surface. Often inhabiting these lands as far back as memory extends, they share a deep and unique connection… »

07.07.2019

Stand for Human Rights, Support Call for UN probe in Philippines

Stand for Human Rights, Support Call for UN probe in Philippines

Press Statement We, representatives of people’s organizations from human rights defenders, peasants, workers, women, Indigenous Peoples, and migrants in the Philippines, call on the member States of the United Nations (UN) to stand and heed to the demands for establishing an independent investigation to urgently probe the deterioration of the… »

22.12.2018

PMPI Statement on the Kaliwa Dam Project

PMPI Statement on the Kaliwa Dam Project

The proposed New Centennial Water Source – Kaliwa Dam Project (NCWS – KDP) is a threat and perhaps a disaster waiting to happen to Quezon province and some parts of Rizal province that might even annihilate the Dumagats and Remontado tribal people living in the Sierra Madre mountain ranges. The project… »

19.08.2018

The Indigenous Peoples, TRIPS & Biodiversity Convention

The Indigenous Peoples, TRIPS & Biodiversity Convention

By Victoria Tauli-Corpuz The writer is the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and a Member of the South Centre Board. She has served as chairperson of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (2005-2010). Following are extensive extracts from her presentation at the International Conference on the… »

02.11.2017

Parallel to COP23: People’s Climate Summit 2017

Parallel to COP23: People’s Climate Summit 2017

COP23 in Bonn – that means 22 previous world climate summits which saw much talking but little action. Also for this year’s summit there is not a lot to be expected from the politicians of the industrialized nations still under pressure from lobbying by multinationals, oil barons and greed for… »

25.05.2017

Ecuador: President Lenín Moreno received a spiritual baton during an indigenous ceremony

Ecuador: President Lenín Moreno received a spiritual baton during an indigenous ceremony

Quito, May 25 (Andes).- President Lenin Moreno received Thursday the ancestral baton during a ceremony that took place at the ancestral pyramids of Cochasqui, located in canton Pedro Moncayo, in the northern area of the province of Pichincha. Elder women and men from different indigenous peoples and nationalities of Ecuador were… »

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