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US Democracy Decline hurts Indigenous Peoples

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The United States of America has been the beacon of freedom of democracy to the world’s suffering masses for 100 years, but since September 2001 US democracy has persistently declined. Fear and emotional trauma resulting from the recognition that US territory is no longer immune to violent attack caused otherwise freedom and liberty loving US [&hellip... more →

UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

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The UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNEMRIP) issued its “Final report of the study on indigenous peoples and the right to participate in decision-making”. The Report, which addresses good practices at different levels, has been submitted to the Human Rights Council. The UNEMRIP was established by the Human rights Council in [&hellip... more →

The “Right” in “Indigenous Rights”

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Since the Fall of 2007 many have celebrated the UN General Assembly’s decision to endorse the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The governments of fifteen states either abstained or openly rejected the Declaration. China, the Russian Federation and the United States of America–three of the original UN organizing powers–chose to reject either by [&hellip... more →

Applying Indigenous Knowledge

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Bolivia’s Foreign Minister since 2006, David Choquehuanca is a leading voice in favor of promoting traditional knowledge and its parallel application to climate change mitigation and adaptation approaches.  Foreign Minister Choquehuanca is Aymara born near Lake Titicaca in 1961.  He holds a graduate degree in History and Anthropology based on his dissertation, “Rights of Indigenous [&hellip... more →

Indigenous Peoples on the Back-burner in Bangkok

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Bangkok Climate Change Agenda Setting session comes to a close The one week meeting of the Ad-hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperation (AWG-LC) and the Ad-hoc Working Group on the Kyoto Protocols (AWG-KP) met for five days (3 April – 8 April 2011) to 1, review progress of “developed countries” toward achieving carbon dioxide and [&hellip... more →

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