Indigenous Children’s Education as Linguistic Genocide and a Crime Against Humanity? A Global View
The Convention on the Rights of the Child and Sámi children in Norway
Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil,
political, economic, social and cultural rights,
including the right to development
Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous
peoples, James Anaya
Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human
rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people
State of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Credit: Manipadma Jena/IPS. Bonda women in the remote Tulagurum Village in the eastern Indian state of Odisha seldom allow themselves to be photographed. Can Land Rights and Education Save an Ancient Indian Tribe?
MALKANGIRI, India - Scattered across 31 remote hilltop villages on a mountain range that towers 1,500 to 4,000 feet above sea level, in the Malkangiri district of India’s eastern Odisha state, the Upper Bonda people are considered one of this country’s most ancient tribes, having barely altered their lifestyle in over a thousand years.

Credit: Courtesy Luciano Padrã/Cafod/IPS. Davi Kopenawa at an assembly of the the Hutukara Associação Yanomami . Brazil’s “Dalai Lama of the Rainforest” Faces Death Threats
RIO DE JANEIRO - Davi Kopenawa, the leader of the Yanomami people in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, who is internationally renowned for his struggle against encroachment on indigenous land by landowners and illegal miners, is now fighting a new battle – this time against death threats received by him and his family.

IFC Warned of Systemic Safeguards Failures in Honduras
WASHINGTON - For the second time this year, an internal auditor has criticised the World Bank’s private sector investment agency over dealings in Honduras, and is warning that similar problems are likely being experienced elsewhere.

Credit: Amantha Perera/IPS. Indian activist Suryamani Bhagat has been fighting state officials in the eastern state of Jharkhand to protect tribal people’s forest rights. Women Warriors Take Environmental Protection into Their Own Hands
BALI - Aleta Baun, an Indonesian environmental activist known in her community as Mama Aleta, has a penchant for wearing a colourful scarf on her head, but not for cosmetic reasons.

. Will Climate Change Lead to Conflict or Cooperation?
UNITED NATIONS - The headline of every article about the relationship between climate change and conflict should be “It’s complicated,” according to Clionadh Raleigh.

IPS. Anuradha MittalThe ‘Global’ Land Rush
OAKLAND, United States - The first years of the twenty-first century will be remembered for a global land rush of nearly unprecedented scale.

Credit: David Bolaños/IPS. A Costa Rican indigenous family runs to take shelter in the community of Cedror in the indigenous territory of Salitre on Jul. 6, afraid of being attacked by landowners who occupied their land after setting fire to their homes and belongings the day before. Indigenous Leaders in Costa Rica Tell Ban Ki-moon Their Problems
SAN JOSE - Indigenous people in Costa Rica, hemmed in by violent attacks from farmers and ranchers who invade their land and burn down their homes, have found a new ally: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who met with 36 native leaders during a recent visit to this country.

Credit: Daniela Pastrana /IPS. Students from the high school attended by José Luis Alberto Tehuatlie, during the boy’s Jul. 22 funeral in the town of San Bernardino Chalchihuapan, in the Mexican state of Puebla. Laws that Kill Protesters in Mexico
SAN BERNARDINO CHALCHIHUAPAN, Mexico - People in this town in the central Mexican state of Puebla found out the hard way that protesting can be deadly.

Land Grabbing – A New Political Strategy for Arab Countries
BEIRUT - Food price rises as far back as 2008 are believed to be the partial culprits behind the instability plaguing Arab countries and they have become increasingly aware of the importance of securing food needs through an international strategy of land grabs which are often detrimental to local populations.

Credit: Claudia Ávalos/IPS. Salvadorans Elsy Álvarez and María Menjivar – with her young daughter – planning plantain seedlings in a clearing in the forest. Forest Rights Offer Major Opportunity to Counter Climate Change
WASHINGTON - The international community is failing to take advantage of a potent opportunity to counter climate change by strengthening local land tenure rights and laws worldwide, new data suggests.

Karlos Zurutuza/IPS. Moussa Ag Assarid, MNLA spokesperson. Credit: Karlos Zurutuza/IPSTouaregs Seek Secular and Democratic Multi-Ethnic State
LEKORNE, FRANCE - The government of Mali and Touareg rebels representing Azawad, a territory in northern Mali which declared unilateral independence in 2012 after a Touareg rebellion drove out the Malian army, resumed peace talks in Algiers last week, intended to end decades of conflict.

IPS. Doris PeltierIndigenous Communities Say Education, Funding Key to Fighting HIV/AIDS
SYDNEY - Marama Pala, hailing from Waikanae on the west coast of the North Island of New Zealand, was diagnosed with HIV at 22. The news of her diagnosis spread like wildfire in her tight-knit Maori community.

World Bank Board Declines to Revise Controversial Draft Policies
WASHINGTON, USA - A key committee of the World Bank’s governing board Wednesday spurned appeals to revise a draft policy statement that, according to nearly 100 civil-society groups, risks rolling back several decades of reforms designed to protect indigenous populations, the poor and sensitive ecosystems.

Developed nations have a long history of exploiting indigenous populations for their own personal benefit. Whereas the ill treatment was once centered on acquiring land and natural resources, the latest developments suggest a new form of abuse: biopiracy.

The nuclear war against Australia´s Aboriginal people
AUSTRALIA - Australia´s nuclear industry has a shameful history of ´radioactive racism´ that dates from the British bomb tests in the 1950s, writes Jim Green. The same attitudes have been evident in recent debates over uranium mines and nuclear waste, but Aboriginal peoples are fighting back!

Indigenous Organizations Prepare for World Conference
UN - Native peoples´ issues will define the UN World Conference on Indigenous Peoples in September, but critics say Native nations won´t have enough of a say in the historic, high-level meeting.
Paradise Lost: Aerial Images of Deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest
BRASIL - Rodrigo Baleia first embarked on a Greenpeace trip to make photographs of the Amazon rainforest in 2000- and after twelve years and about 218,000 miles of flight documentation, he is still not satisfied with his mission in chronicling the deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon.

Digital indigenous
BRASIL - Produced in 2010, Indigenas Digitais recounts the experiences of Indios Online, a network of Pataxo Hahahae, Kariri-Xocó, Tupinambá, Pankararé and other Indigenous Peoples in Brazil that strives to provide communities with access to information and promote intercultural dialogue.
Indigenous mountain farmers unite on climate change
KATHMANDU, NEPAL - Farmers from 25 indigenous mountain communities in ten countries have come together to share traditional knowledge that could help them to mitigate climate change and to lobby governments for greater recognition of their unique knowledge.

Remote Indigenous Tribe Adopts Wi-Fi Network in Hopes of Survival

World Bank Poised to Deny Africa´s Indigenous Peoples Their Rights

Yamal Reindeer Herders Fight Against Poachers
YAMAL, RUSSIA - Indigenous peoples of Yamal complain about numerous death of reindeer this winter. The reason of this death loss is not only very severe winter but also poaching.  “Today’s situation is not that bad, it used to be that poachers could hunt 20-30 of our reindeer” – said reindeer herder Natal’ya Pyak.
UNEP Year ebook Update 2014 – Rapid Change in the Arctic
The Arctic is changing twice as fast in terms of warming as the rest of the world. What happens to migratory species in the Arctic will affect what happens in the overwintering grounds of those species, and what happens to the melting glaciers and permafrost thaw will affect sea level rise in the rest of the world.

Planned Powerline Concerns Reindeer Herders
NORTHERN NORWAY - Reindeer herders are concerned that the animals will avoid a planned 500-km powerline in northern Norway.
Brazil’s agribusiness lobby pushes back against indigenous land recognition
BRAZIL - Agribusiness interests in Brazil are facing off against Indigenous Peoples calling for official recognition of territorial claims. During the opening ceremony of the World Cup, a Guarani Indian youth held up a small banner saying, in Portuguese, “Demarcation Now”. Demarcation meaning land recognition. There are over 400 indigenous groups in Brazil waiting for their ancestral lands to be officially recognized but Brazil’s powerful agricultural lobby is pushing for changes that would make it so they never are.

The zero draft document released
The zero draft document for the upcoming WCIP 2014 has now been released
Washington´s militarized land-grabs: Targeting the Sioux Indian Reservation in South Dakota
SOUTH DAKOTA, USA - In the wake of a Bundy Ranch crisis sparked by a militarized federal land-grab effort in Nevada, it seems that the Department of Interior has set its sights on a new prize - this time targeting once protected Indian reservation land on Pine Ridge in South Dakota.

Oilsands development linked to cancer, First Nations say
EDMONTON, CANADA - First Nations leaders and scientists from the University of Manitoba will release a report Monday they say shows links between the oilsands and impacts on wildlife, the environment and human health in aboriginal communities.
Time-lapse of American seizure of indigenous land, 1776-1887
Rodney writes, "Between 1776 and 1887, the U.S. seized over 1.5 billion acres, an eighth of the world, from America´s indigenous people by treaty and executive order. This 1:27 video maps it year by year."

Catholic groups lose residential school argument
WINNIPEG – Priests, nuns and oblates have lost a small court battle related to residential school documents.
CONTACT: uncontacted Indians emerge, illegal logging blamed
BRAZIL - a highly vulnerable group of uncontacted Amazon Indians has emerged from the rainforest in Brazil near the Peru border and made contact with a settled indigenous community.

South American tribe sues over historic genocide
PARAGUAY - The survivors of a South American tribe which was decimated during the 1950s and 60s are taking Paraguay’s government to court over the genocide they suffered. The case of the hunter-gatherer Aché tribe, who roamed the hilly forests of eastern Paraguay until being brutally forced out, became notorious in the 1970s.
Bagua Massacre – A Test for Justice in Peru
LIMA - The trial of 52 indigenous people that just got underway for a 2009 massacre near the city of Bagua in northwest Peru will test the judicial system’s independence and ability to impart justice.

Kiribati President Purchases ‘Worthless’ Resettlement Land as Precaution Against Rising Sea
NAVIAVIA, Fiji - You can count the inhabitants of this isolated, tidy village of multi-coloured houses and flower bushes among global warming’s first victims – but not in the usual sense.
Peru now has a ‘licence to kill’ environmental protesters
Law exempts soldiers and police from criminal responsibility if they cause injuries or deaths

Zimbabwe’s Unfolding Humanitarian Disaster – We Visit the 18,000 People Forcibly Relocated to Ruling Party Farm
ZIMBABWE: More than 18,000 people live in the Chingwizi transit camp in Mwenezi district, about 150 kms from their former homes in Chivi basin as they wait to be allocated one-hectare plots of land by the government.
First Nations from British Columbia win major land title decision
The highest court in Canada issued a landmark decision today, recognizing Native title in British Columbia and defining what it means.

Ecuador breaks its Amazon deal
QUITO, Ecuador — In 2007, Ecuador pledged to refrain from oil drilling in the Amazon’s Yasuni National Park in exchange for financial compensation from several foreign governments. The so-called Yasuni-ITT initiative, named for the park’s Ishpingo, Tambococha and Tiputini oil fields, which together contain some 846 million barrels of heavy crude, sought to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, prevent deforestation and protect one of the world’s most biodiverse areas. To offset the renounced revenue, then estimated at over $7 billion, Ecuador requested $3.6 billion to be paid over a period of 13 years by some of the world’s richest nations. It was the first time a country had proposed keeping such a large reserve permanently in the ground.
Rainforest tribes seek World Cup spotlight
Tribal leaders from the Amazon rainforest are using the glare of publicity on the football World Cup in Brazil to highlight an impassioned plea for recognition of their lands and an end to dam building and deforestation.

Chile Vows to Dispel Lingering Shadow of Dictatorship
SANTIAGO - Chile has made a commitment to the international community to improve human rights in the country and erase the lingering shadow of the dictatorship on civil liberties.Making progress on women’s sexual and reproductive rights, reforming the controversial anti-terrorism law, guaranteeing the human rights of indigenous peoples and universal access to education and health are among the promises Chile made to the United Nations in June.
EU Aims to Scuttle Treaty on Human Rights Abuses
UNITED NATIONS - When the United Nations began negotiating a Code of Conduct for Transnational Corporations (TNCs) back in the 1970s, the proposal never got off the ground because of vigourous opposition both from the powerful business community and its Western allies.

When Nature Gets a Price Tag
UNITED NATIONS - How much does a forest cost? What’s the true economic value of an ocean? Can you pay for an alpine forest or a glacial meadow? And – more importantly – will such calculus save the planet, or subordinate a rapidly collapsing natural world to market forces?
Nicaragua’s Mayagna People and Their Rainforest Could Vanish
MANAGUA, Nicaragua - 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.

Quest for Self-Determination Continues in New Caledonia
SYDNEY, Australia - Since the French overseas territory of New Caledonia in the South Pacific was reinstated on the United Nations Decolonisation List in 1986, the indigenous Kanak people have struggled not only against socio-economic disadvantages, but also for the right to determine their political future after more than a century of colonialism.

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