Slow Death in Siberia

Slow Death in Siberia

YLNM members the Coal Action Network share stories from their new report- Slow Death in Siberia- which takes us deep into the coal-producing Kuzbass to hear firsthand from the indigenous Shor and other peoples how coal mining for export to nations like the UK is affecting them. Coal Action Network. 4/5/2018....

Protect sacred natural sites to realise indigenous rights, says African Commission

Protect sacred natural sites to realise indigenous rights, says African Commission

 Extractive industries are pushing Africa’s indigenous peoples and their sacred lands to the margins, but the custodians of these sacred lands are pushing back, writes YLNM Regional Coordinator Hannibal Rhoades. Originally published in Intercontinental Cry. June 28, 2017 (Sacred natural site custodians in the Bale Mountains of Ethiopia perform a welcome...

World Conservation Congress Approves Historic Measure To Protect Indigenous Sacred Lands

World Conservation Congress Approves Historic Measure To Protect Indigenous Sacred Lands

Originally posted by Intercontinental Cry. 14/09/2016 By Hannibal Rhoades. In a landmark move that adds wind to the sails of indigenous struggles to protect sacred lands everywhere, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has passed a resolution declaring that all protected areas and the sacred lands of...

VIOLENCE ON THE LAND, VIOLENCE ON OUR BODIES: Building an Indigenous Response to Environmental Violence

VIOLENCE ON THE LAND, VIOLENCE ON OUR BODIES: Building an Indigenous Response to Environmental Violence

For Indigenous communities in North America, the links between land and body are powerful and yet often overlooked. Extractive industries have drilled, mined, and fracked on lands on or near resource-rich Indigenous territories for decades. Although the economic gains have been a boon to transnational corporations and the economies of...

Finland: State Forestry Company About to Seize Control of Sámi Indigenous Key Old Growth Forests

Finland: State Forestry Company About to Seize Control of Sámi Indigenous Key Old Growth Forests

21st March 2016 The State Forest Agency “Metsähallitus” About to Seize Total Control of Sámi Indigenous Key Old Growth Forests For Economic Uses If New Law Passes in Finland: Moratorium Is Needed At Once An unprecedented land grab threatens the last old growth forests of Finnish Lapland and the Sámi home area...

Report: Aluminium Mining and Indigenous Peoples

Report: Aluminium Mining and Indigenous Peoples

While global demand for the world’s most popular metal – aluminium – continues to rise, it is critical that the aluminium industry address its environmental and social impacts, particularly in indigenous peoples’ territories, according to a report published by Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), Forest Peoples Programme (FFP) and International...

Deforestation in Peru: Building a dramatic future in the Amazon and the Andean Region

Deforestation in Peru: Building a dramatic future in the Amazon and the Andean Region

Originally published by Council on Hemispheric Affairs on 28/09/2015. [For references, go to source]     Since the election of President Ollanta Humala in Peru in 2011 priority has been given to neoliberal policies, free trade agreements, integration into the Pacific market through the Pacific Alliance (with Mexico, Colombia and Chile),...

Yaigojé-Apaporis: Colombian Constitutional Court decision to reject mining could change the history of the Amazon

Yaigojé-Apaporis: Colombian Constitutional Court decision to reject mining could change the history of the Amazon

After five years of legal uncertainty, the Colombian Constitutional court finally made clear that a National Park prevails over a mining title. A victory for nature and indigenous peoples and a precedent in defense of territory for communities all around the world! In our time of devastation in the natural...

Addressing Lumad killings, mining abuse & internally displaced people

Addressing Lumad killings, mining abuse & internally displaced people

  • Written on: 09 September 2015
  • Posted under: Videos

In this talk from Rappler UN Indigenous People’s Rights Special Rapporteur Vicky Tauli-Corpuz talks about what can be done about the recent killings of Indigenous Lumad people in Mindanao, an area of the Philippines besieged by multinational mining projects. To read more about the killings of Lumads Dionel Campos and Aurelio...

Rights based guides for indigenous communities

Rights based guides for indigenous communities

Life Mosaic – Realising Indigenous Women’s Rights This handbook is an introduction to the human rights of indigenous women. It provides details on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) as the only instrument specifically for women. It also provides a brief overview of...