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, 2013
The 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 for… more >>Translation to Spanish available!Download
January 15, 2013
The five member Center for World Indigenous Studies panel of experts is conducting an evaluation of the Generations of Knowledge traveling exhibit project Stakeholder's collaboration. This… more >>Translation to Spanish available!
August 28, 2011
Rudolph 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 Studies (Olympia,… more >>
July 01, 2011
The 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 Security and… more >>Download
June 12, 2011
Quinault President Fawn Sharp spokeDownload
before the US Senate Committee on
Indian Affairs on 9 June calling for the
United States to \\\"adopt policies
enact legislation as… more >>
February 28, 2011
Building 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 Sharing of Benefits… more >>Download
June 15, 2010
The objectives of this Convention, to be pursued in accordance with its relevant provisions, are the conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components and the fair… more >>More