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“Securing Indigenous Guardianship of Vital Ecosystems”: Q&A with Nia Tero CEO Peter Seligmann
News Article

2021 - English - Simple

“Securing Indigenous Guardianship of Vital E...

Rhett A. Butler


This article presents an interview with Peter Seligmann, the CEO of Nia Tero. Nia Tero is an organization that empowers and supports Indigenous peoples' rights to cultural independence, as well as conservation of their land.

Indigenous Peoples Face Rise in Rights Abuses During Pandemic, Report Finds
News Article

2021 - English - Simple

Indigenous Peoples Face Rise in Rights Abuse...

The Guardian


This article discusses the human rights implications for Indigenous communities of tropical countries during the COVID-19 pandemic. The article is based on a recent report suggesting that economy recovery plans are prioritizing extractive industries over human rights.

Recognize Rights, Free Prior and Informed Consent and Traditional Knowledge in Climate Change Talks
Report

Just as they did in the Bonn Climate Talks in August, indigenous peoples, long unrecognized as “guardians of mother earth,” are making their voices heard as state negotiators gather here in Bangkok for the 2nd week of negotiations that would facilitate an agreement in Copenhagen in December 2009.

Dakota Access pipeline: US denies key permit, a win for Standing Rock protesters
News Article

The Standing Rock Sioux tribe had a major win on December 4th, 2016 when the US Army Corps announced that it will not grant access to the Dakota Access Pipeline to drill under the Missouri river. The statement expressed that much negotiation still needs to be done with the tribe, and that the best way to finish the work is to explore alternative...