Survival reveals ‘five faces of genocide’, UN Indigenous Day

Survival reveals ‘five faces of genocide’ for UN Indigenous Day Aché woman shortly after she was captured and brought out of the forest in 1972, Paraguay. © A.Kohmann/Survival To mark UN Indigenous Day on August 9, Survival International, the global movement for tribal peoples’ rights, reveals five tribal peoples who have been victims of genocide during the 20th century – and warns of a potential genocide in the 21st. Tribal peoples subjected to genocidal violence include*: - The … [Read more...]

Good governance – recognizing indigenous peoples for who they are

The thirteenth session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues will take place on 12-23 May with principles of good governance at the forefront of discussions. For indigenous peoples, good governance is grounded in the right to self-determination, which is a pre-condition for the enjoyment of all other rights as it means the right to freely determine their political status and pursue their economic, social and cultural development. Good governance is premised on the recognition of … [Read more...]

Ceremonial Meeting with the First Nations Leaders

Ceremonial Meeting with the First Nations Leaders Rideau Hall, Friday, January 11, 2013 "I am so pleased to welcome you to Rideau Hall, the home of the people of Canada. Let me begin by acknowledging that this gathering is taking place on the traditional territory of the Algonquin Nation, which spans the provinces of Ontario and Quebec. I would also like to take this opportunity to say a special welcome to Chief Theresa Spence and to say how concerned I am about your health and … [Read more...]

Indigenous Peoples 2015 development agenda – Week 3

Warm Greetings to Indigenous Peoples, You are invited to join the 3rd and final week of dialogue with Indigenous Peoples addressing “Indigenous Peoples and inequalities in the post-2015 development agenda.” This final week, December 10th–14th will focus on the importance of culture as an integral component of sustainable development as well as Indigenous Peoples’ rights including Free Prior and Informed Consent. The discussion is taking place online here: … [Read more...]

Diane Longboat – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this soul filled spirit in a human body. Devoted to her cause, as Speaker of the Governing Council.       WOMAN of ACTION™     Diane Longboat       Speaker of our Governing Council Diane Longboat, Kahontakwas, a Mohawk, Turtle Clan woman from Six Nations, is a ceremonial leader, traditional teacher of Indigenous spiritual ways and a healer. She is a professional educator, … [Read more...]

Kathleen of Care2 is Taking Action – Canada, repeal The Indian Act !

The Indian Act was originally designed to integrate First Nations Peoples of Canada into non-Native society, but it has allowed the Canadian government to have control over Native land and their way of life. Tell Stephen Harper that the Indian Act is way outdated. » In recent years, the Indian Act has made it impossible for Native communities to grow economically and improve their lives. The Indian Act is well-known to be both racist and demeaning, yet no action has been taken to repeal … [Read more...]

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