Revival

Revival

  • Written on: 12 November 2015
  • Posted under: Videos

Revival charts the successes of African communities who have chosen to revive their traditional cultures, beliefs and governance systems to successfully protect their territories and sacred natural sites. Featuring interviews with sacred site custodians, the film explores why these special, spiritually and ecologically potent places should be No Go Areas for mining...

A Call for Legal Recognition of Sacred Natural Sites and their Customary Governance Systems

A Call for Legal Recognition of Sacred Natural Sites and their Customary Governance Systems

On 12th November 2015 The Gaia Foundation and African Biodiversity Network (ABN) released A Call for Legal Recognition of Sacred Natural Sites and Territories, and their Customary Governance Systems. The report aims to provide the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights with persuasive and substantive arguments relating to a...

Report: Using Technology and Community Research to Protect Ancestral Land in the Amazon

Report: Using Technology and Community Research to Protect Ancestral Land in the Amazon

Report published by Forest Peoples Programme on 26/10/15.   This report explores the technologies and community research methods which are being used by the Wapichan peoples to assert the full legal title to their ancestral land. The extensive mapping provides powerful resources with which to fight aggressive land-grabbing and extractive...

Where They Stand: Technology and Community Research used to protect ancestral land in Guyana

Where They Stand: Technology and Community Research used to protect ancestral land in Guyana

Originally published by Forest Peoples Programme on 26/10/15.   The Wapichan people of Guyana are using modern technology and community research to seek legal recognition of their ancestral land in the face of aggressive land-grabbing, destructive logging, and poisonous mining by illegal miners and foreign companies, finds new report by...

Mining Our Roots

Mining Our Roots

  • Written on: 19 January 2015
  • Posted under: Videos

NAPE Uganda explores the current and future threats Ugandan ecosystems and communities face due to the expansion of mining activities in the nation. Testimony from the communities of Osukuru, Hoima, Tororo and Kasese reveals how mining for oil and sand are disrupting water systems, food sovereignty practices and undermining sacred...

Mining An Imminent Threat to Local and Indigenous Communities of European North

Mining An Imminent Threat to Local and Indigenous Communities of European North

Tero Mustonen, Snowchange Cooperative, Finland tero@snowchange.org 1st December 2014 As recently reported in the UK media, such as in the Guardian  the European North is witnessing, much like other peripheries of the world, an onslaught of mining activities which threaten whole catchment areas, local and Indigenous communities and fragile Arctic...