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  1. Indigenous Peoples Link Their Development to Clean Energies

    Thursday, September 20, 2018

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA, Sep 20 (IPS) - Achuar indigenous communities in Ecuador are turning to the sun to generate electricity for their homes and transport themselves in canoes with solar panels along the rivers of their territory in the Amazon rainforest, just one illustration of how indigenous people are seeking clean energies as a partner for sustainable development.

  2. Preservation of the Klamath River - a Life or Death Matter for the Yurok People

    Thursday, September 13, 2018

    KLAMATH, California, USA, Sep 13 (IPS) - Fishermen are scarce in the Klamath River delta, unlike other fishing season, because climate change has driven up water temperatures which kills off the salmon, the flagship species of this region in northern California.

  3. Equality and Territory: the Common Struggle of Indigenous Women in the Andes

    Tuesday, September 04, 2018

    LIMA, Sep 04 (IPS) - This article is published ahead of the International Day of Indigenous Women, celebrated September 5, which marks the execution of indigenous guerrilla leader Bartolina Sisa.

    "At the age of 18 I was the first female leader in my organisation, my grandfather who was a male chauvinist demanded that I be beaten because I was sitting among men," said Teresita Antazú, an indigenous leader of the Yanesha people in Peru's Amazon region.

  4. Land, Water and Education, Priorities for Chile's Mapuche People

    Thursday, August 30, 2018

    LA PINTANA, Chile, Aug 30 (IPS) - The right to land and water, as well as to multicultural education, are the top priority demands of Mapuche leaders working with their communities in the Araucanía region and in Santiago, Chile's capital.

  5. Indigenous Peoples Least Responsible for the Climate Crisis

    Thursday, August 09, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 09 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds initiated by IPS on the occasion of the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, on August 9.

    Indigenous peoples, who comprise less than five percent of the world's population, have the world's smallest carbon footprint, and are the least responsible for our climate crisis. Yet because their livelihoods and wellbeing are intimately bound with intact ecosystems, indigenous peoples disproportionately face the brunt of climate changewhich is fast becoming a leading driver of human displacement.

  6. States Must Act Now to Protect Indigenous Peoples During Migration

    Wednesday, August 08, 2018

    GENEVA/NEW YORK, Aug 08 (IPS) - States around the world must take effective action to guarantee the human rights of indigenous peoples, says a group of UN experts. In a joint statement marking International day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, the experts say it is crucial that the rights of indigenous peoples are realised when they migrate or are displaced from their lands:

  7. World Day for Indigenous Peoples

    Tuesday, August 07, 2018

    ROME, Aug 07 (IPS) - 370 million self-identified indigenous peoples are spread across the world, but continue to face discrimination and marginalization.

    Dispossessed of their lands, territories and ancestral resources, these people have increasingly been forced to give up their way of life, and have been pushed into unfamiliar worlds to survive.

  8. How the Yanadi, an Oppressed Indigenous People in India, are Reclaiming Their Rights One Village At a Time

    Tuesday, August 07, 2018

    NELLORE DISTRICT, India, Aug 07 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds initiated by IPS on the occasion of the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, on August 9.

    Under the blazing midday sun, a tractor moves slowly along a dirt trail in Macharawari Pallem, a village of the Yanadi indigenous people located some three hours from Chennai city in South India. Atop the tractor, women of the village – 36 in all – sit expectantly, ignoring the heat. Squeals of excitement fill the air as the tractor slowly halts near a stretch of rice fields.

  9. Farmer-Herder Conflicts on the Rise in Africa

    Monday, August 06, 2018

    MINNESOTA, United States, Aug 06 (IPS) - Juliana Nnoko-Mewanu is a women's rights researcher at Human Rights Watch who has done extensive work on land rights issues.

    Violent clashes between farmers and herders in Nigeria's Middle Belt in June reminded me of a smelting hot afternoon a year ago.  I was sitting in my living room watching a herder grazing his cows in my yard in the small town in southwestern Cameroon where I live.

  10. Helping Indigenous Peoples Live Equal Lives

    Monday, August 06, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 06 (IPS) - Although indigenous peoples are being increasingly recognised by both rights activists and governmental organisations, they are still being neglected in legal documents and declarations. Indigenous peoples are only mentioned in two of the 17 United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and only seen in two of the 230 SDG indicators, says indigenous rights expert Chris Chapman.

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