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Students detained at demonstration in Jayapura

Students detained at demonstration in Jayapura

April 28, 2008

The West Papuan student organization, Front Pepera, was reported to have organized a demonstration and was demanding that the Republic of Indonesian recognize West Papuan sovereignty back to the year…

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RIGHTS:  Climate a

RIGHTS: Climate a “Life and Death” Issue for Native Peoples

April 21, 2008

Leaders of the world’s 370 million indigenous peoples are calling for the United Nations to include their voices in its future talks on climate change.

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Morales to open seventh session of UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

Morales to open seventh session of UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

April 21, 2008

More than 2,500 representatives of the world’s 370 million indigenous people gathered in New York for the seventh session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

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RIGHTS:  Go Green, Save the Indigenous

RIGHTS: Go Green, Save the Indigenous

March 10, 2008

African indigenous peoples are important custodians of their natural environments with valuable local knowledge and skills, but are struggling to survive, according to a report.

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CHILE:  Emerging Party Seeks Self-Government for Mapuche People

CHILE: Emerging Party Seeks Self-Government for Mapuche People

March 10, 2008

Wallmapuwen, which means “people of the Mapuche land” in the language of that indigenous group, aims to formally become a political party in July this year in the southern Chilean…

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Coast Salish leaders commit to environmental action

Coast Salish leaders commit to environmental action

March 10, 2008

‘Enough talk, it’s time for action.’ Billy Frank Jr., chairman of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, summed up the consensus at the second day of the Coast Salish Gathering at…

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Indigenous Movements in the Americas: From Demand for Recognition to Building Autonomies

February 28, 2008

Latin America is living a time of autonomy movements, especially for indigenous autonomy. The demand became a central concern in national indigenous movements in the 1990s and intensified in the…

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India's tribals: Caught in the crossfire

India’s tribals: Caught in the crossfire

February 17, 2008

Land. Water. Minerals. Guns. They are all connected. In India

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RIGHTS-GUATEMALA: Legal Action by Activists Against Judges Stymied

RIGHTS-GUATEMALA: Legal Action by Activists Against Judges Stymied

January 24, 2008

GUATEMALA CITY, A Guatemalan court rejected accusations lodged by Coordinaci

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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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