Remarks at the 2016 Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues on Agenda Item 9(a): Coordination Among the
The United States welcomes this opportunity to discuss ways in which the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples can better work together in order to protect indigenous peoples’ rights and improve their livelihoods.Indigenous Communities Have Released Talisman Workers
Indigenous communities who captured workers from Talisman oil company have released them following talks.Yesterday afternoon the workers were released after an agreement was reached with the indigenous communities and all parties have agreed to continue with the talks however, the communities have stated that if no agreement is met they will continue to take radical action.8 Latin America Indigenous Rights Victories as Struggle Goes On
As world leaders gather to discuss Indigenous issues at the U.N., here are some recent Indigenous rights victories in Latin America you probably didn't hear about.EXCLUSIVE: Canada to shift position on UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Canada is set to formally announce a shift in its position on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, CBC has learned, nearly a decade after the powerful statement of rights was first adopted by the UN.
Many indigenous leaders are hoping that tribal involvement in the torch ceremony will help to bring attention to the threats facing their societies. This includes PEC 215, a change to the country’s constitution which, if implemented, could give landowners the chance to block the recognition of new indigenous territories, and enable them to break up existing ones.