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...

Report: Greasing the Wheels

Report: Greasing the Wheels

This report, by the Australia Institute, examines 6 highly controversial Queensland resource projects and highlights the strong connection of these companies to Queensland and federal political parties. The Queensland Liberal National Party accepted over $300,000 from companies associated with these projects, but most of the political donations went to the Liberal Party...

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...