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Canada has opposed the United Nations Draft Declaration of Indigenous Rights

Canada has opposed the United Nations Draft Declaration of Indigenous Rights

September 29, 2006

On June 29, 2006, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a Draft Declaration of Indigenous Rights. The Declaration affirms the right of self-determination of Indigenous Peoples, including the right…

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The Condor Meets the Eagles

September 29, 2006

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 29 (IPS) – Recent contacts between Bolivian President Evo Morales and leaders of North American native groups have raised new hopes for the indigenous people of North…

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Group affirms tribal sovereignty through public education

September 25, 2006

When the turn of political events requires Maine’s tribes to assert their sovereignty, they don’t have to do it alone. They get support from a non-tribal coalition that stands in…

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Botswana government slammed for San treatment

Botswana government slammed for San treatment

September 20, 2006

A United States (US) expert in African studies has lambasted the government of Botswana for using its judicial instruments to violate the rights of indigenous people.

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Indigenous rights recognized in Perth Native Title decision

September 20, 2006

The granting of Native Title over the Perth metropolitan area is expected to reawaken interest in other claims across the country.

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Cameroon: Bakas, Mbororos Want Representation in Parliament

September 20, 2006

Bakas and Mbororos, both indigenous people in Cameroon, have demanded representation in parliament irrespective of the government in power.

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The Government in South Africa has set up a project to protect indigenous medicinal knowledge

August 25, 2006

from exploitation by Western pharmaceutical companies, President Thabo Mbeki said on Thursday.

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Indigenous Community to Take Oil Company to Court

August 17, 2006

LIMA, Aug 17 (IPS) – Arankartuktaram! This Achuar cry sums up what indigenous communities in the heart of Peru’s Amazon jungle region are demanding from the State and multinational oil…

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Bill to pressure Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory

August 8, 2006

Right now the Australian government wants to pass a Bill to pressure Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory into giving up their land for the next century, in exchange for…

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Indigenous Communities Fight Extinction with Spears in Ecuador

Indigenous Communities Fight Extinction with Spears in Ecuador

August 1, 2006

QUITO, Jul 13 (IPS) – Under persistent harassment by oil, logging and tourist operations, Ecuador’s indigenous Tagaeri and Taromenani peoples, who shun all outside contact, have been launched into the…

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Chief George Manuel Memorial Indigenous Library

The library is dedicated to the memory of Secwepemc Chief George Manuel (1921-1989), to the nations of the Fourth World and to the elders and generations to come.

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