OUR ROOTS, OUR RESPONSIBILITY: INDIGENOUS CUSTODIANS CALL FOR RECOGNITION AND PROTECTION OF SACRED NATURAL SITES

OUR ROOTS, OUR RESPONSIBILITY: INDIGENOUS CUSTODIANS CALL FOR RECOGNITION AND PROTECTION OF SACRED NATURAL SITES

Indigenous custodians from Benin, Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia have released a powerful new statement outlining the importance of sacred natural sites and governance systems. Emerging out of a biocultural diversity revival movement that’s starting to build serious momentum across continental Africa, the statement forms the heart of a new report that builds...

The Kakadu Charter Which Helped Stop A Uranium Mine Marks 15 Years Of Shared Values

The Kakadu Charter Which Helped Stop A Uranium Mine Marks 15 Years Of Shared Values

Originally published by New Matilda. 16/11/2015. Tomorrow marks a significant anniversary in a landmark battle to protect a people, and a place. Justin O’Brien and Dave Sweeney explain. Fifteen years ago this week, two very different Australians representing the aspirations of very different communities signed a document outlining a shared vision for a better...

No Means No- Wangan and Jagalingou Peoples reject Adani’s Carmichael coal mine

No Means No- Wangan and Jagalingou Peoples reject Adani’s Carmichael coal mine

We’re watching history being made. The Wangan and Jagalingou people have rejected an offer with Adani to build the huge Carmichael coal mine on their land. Now, Adani is launching aggressive legal action to override their decision and destroy their land, heritage and culture. You can stand with the Wangan...

The right to say “No”: Indigenous rights experts on FPIC

The right to say “No”: Indigenous rights experts on FPIC

Originally posted by Oxfam USA. Written by Emily Greenspan. In order for FPIC policy commitments to have any real meaning for communities, companies must recognize that communities may choose to say no to oil or mining development. “I think the issue of consent goes to the very core of the...

Bougainville: Colonialism and mining, the long struggle for freedom

Bougainville: Colonialism and mining, the long struggle for freedom

By Moses and Rikha Havini This article was first presented by Moses and Rikha Havini to the UN International Conference on Indigenous Peoples, Environment and Development, Zurich, 1995. It has been sub-edited and slightly abridged with the approval of the authors. Young freedom fighter from the Bougainville Revolutionary Army with...