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Indigenous People: Protecting our Planet

The role indigenous people play as custodians of the land and the traditional knowledge that underpins it, is gaining recognition along with their rights to ancestral lands and the resources they contain. 296 more words

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International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

Today on International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, Friends of the Earth Asia Pacific (FoE APAC) groups from 13 countries are celebrating the stories of the indigenous communities. 505 more words

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Nicaragua’s Mayagna People and Their Rainforest Could Vanish

by José Adán Silva
IPS News

MANAGUA, Jun 19 2014 (IPS) – More than 30,000 members of the Mayagna indigenous community are in danger of disappearing, along with the rainforest which is their home in Nicaragua, if the state fails to take immediate action to curb the destruction of the Bosawas Biosphere Reserve, the largest forest reserve in Central America and the third-largest in the world. 1,159 more words

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The Elusive Search for Environmental Justice: What We Can Learn from the Efforts of Indigenous Plaintiffs to Hold Chevron Accountable for Its Destructive Legacy in Ecuador

David McRobert[1], Jordan Shay[2] and Julian Tennent-Riddell [3]

The Chevron case, which has been called the world’s largest environmental justice case, involves a decades-long dispute between members of Ecuadorian communities and the Chevron Corporation.

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Tagalog news: NCIP, nagtalaga ng IP Mandatory Representative sa konseho ng Calatrava

CALATRAVA, Romblon, Agosto 7 (PIA) — Ang National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) ay nagtalaga ng Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representative sa Sangguniang Bayan ng Calatrava, Romblon sa katauhan ni Ramon F. 104 more words

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Gov’t urged to keep Lumad schoolchildren safe, order military to leave schools alone

We, members of the Educators’ Forum for Development, are alarmed at Pres. Rodrigo Duterte’s order to “bomb Lumad schools”. The administration also staunchly defends the extension of Martial Lawin Mindanao which has further disrupted Lumad schools.

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Baiga, forsaken child of ‘Jungle Book’ country

Kariwah, one of the tribal villages in the core of Kanha – the largest tiger reserve in Madhya Pradesh that inspired ‘Jungle book’ , the famous novel of Rudyard Kipling is also the ancestral home of some indigenous people. 948 more words

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