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Climate Refugees shock demands new action

It is both shocking to the soul and profoundly disturbing to the mind that human beings are in this age made to suffer a horrible death from famine and the world sits idly in its fear of economic collapse. Climate induced drought is sweeping the charred grounds of Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti leaving more [&hellip... more →

UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

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 →

Resource Extraction threat to Indigenous Peoples

One of the gravest threats to the security and health of indigenous peoples the world over, according to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples is the affects of resource extraction by industries operating in or near indigenous territories. Special Rapporteur James Anaya presented his report to the UN Human Rights [&hellip... more →

The “Right” in “Indigenous Rights”

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 →

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