Environmental Sovereignty Project
The Environmental Sovereignty Project is hosted by the CWIS and coordinated by the Southern Indigenous People's Center. It serves as a clearinghouse for legal information and resources, with a particular focus on climate change and indigenous peoples worldwide. The Project monitors developments in international environmental law and maintains a database of environmental law resources that are specifically designed to meet the needs of indigenous peoples.
This initiative aims to further assist in the education and training of indigenous peoples and to meet the broader goal of indigenous peoples achieving sovereignty over their territories and resources. This project offers immediate and free access to information and legal resources to empower and educate indigenous communities everywhere.
January 30, 2013The United Nations General Assembly decided in December 2010 by adopting resolution 65/198 to convene a Plenary Session of the General Assembly as the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples scheduled… moreTranslation to Spanish available!Download January 15, 2013The five member Center for World Indigenous Studies panel of experts is conducting an evaluation of the Generations of Knowledge traveling exhibit project Stakeholder's… moreTranslation to Spanish available! August 28, 2011Rudolph C. Ryser, a member of the Capella University faculty in the School of Public Service Leadership (Minneapolis, MN) and Chairman of the Center for World Indigenous… more July 01, 2011The UN Food and Agriculture Organization authorized the establishment of the Committee on World Food Security which in turn asked it High Level Panel of Experts on Food… moreDownload June 12, 2011Quinault President Fawn Sharp spoke before the US Senate Committee on Indian Affairs on 9 June calling for the United States to "adopt policies and enact legislation as… moreDownload February 28, 2011Building momentum towards entry into force, Rwanda today became the sixthcountry to sign the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable… moreDownload June 15, 2010The objectives of this Convention, to be pursued in accordance with its relevant provisions, are the conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its… moreMore