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Indigenous Peoples' Partnership with UN Continues to Evolve

Filename: tiis - sept 19 2014.pdf
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Date: 19 September 2014
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TIIS Sept 19, 2014Time was when indigenous peoples’ representatives and activists were practically just at peripheries of, not inside, the United Nations’ headquarters. But thanks to their own true grit over the years, indigenous peoples had persistently lobbied hard for mechanisms and spaces within the UN system, which, after almost three decades, finally brought results in their favor. 

 

New Book Bats for an International Extractive Industry Governance Regime

Filename: tiis - sept 18 2014.pdf
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Date: 18 September 2014
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TIIS - Sept. 18, 2014In Myanmar (formerly Burma), protests over land confiscations for the Letpadaung Copper Mine have led to a string of violent actions by state forces against peaceful protests. The most serious happened on 29 November 2012 when the police set fire to and destroyed six protest camps housing up to 500 monks and 50 farmers.

 

Indigenous Peoples Assert Check-and-Balance Role in Government-UN Biodiversity Programs

Filename: tiis - august 19 2014.pdf
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Date: 19 August 2014
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TIIS August 19, 2014CHIANGMAI, Thailand – By actively engaging governments and various United Nations agencies, indigenous peoples from various parts worldwide continue to assert their check-and-balance role in ensuring that official biodiversity programs won’t unduly jeopardize their rights, livelihoods, community life and ecosystems.

 

Traditional Knowledge is also Science, Indigenous Peoples Assert

Filename: tiis - may 30 2014.pdf
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Date: 30 May 2014
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TIIS May 30, 2014For some time American soldiers, who were then based at their military bases in Clark and Subic Bay in central Luzon had tapped some indigenous Aeta to teach them about how to survive in a jungle. Former nomadic hunters and gatherers, the Aeta taught American soldiers how to trap wild game and identify edible plants and medicinal herbs and how to apply these for injuries. 

 

Briefing Note - POST 2015 DEVELOPMENT PROCESS: EDUCATION

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Date: 20 May 2014
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BRIEFING NOTE - EDUCATION

MAY 2014

If indigenous peoples are to enjoy their universal right to education, there are a number of constraints and concerns that need to be addressed. The post-2015 development agenda offers a unique opportunity for indigenous peoples to address what they see as key priorities and the way forward for education beyond 2015. This briefing note has been prepared by the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) in collaboration with Tebtebba and with contributions and advice from indigenous peoples and experts, and is intended as a discussion paper for stakeholders in the post-2015 development process.

Briefing Note - POST 2015 DEVELOPMENT PROCESS: WOMEN

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Date: 20 May 2014
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BRIEFING NOTE - WOMEN

MAY 2014

Indigenous women face a range of problems related to the violation of their rights. This note focuses on the causes and how they can be addressed in the post-2015 development agenda. It has been prepared by the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) in collaboration with Tebtebba and is intended as a discussion paper for stakeholders in the post-2015 development process. 

Briefing Note - POST 2015 DEVELOPMENT PROCESS: INEQUALITY

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Date: 20 May 2014
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BRIEFING NOTE - INEQUALITY

MAY 2014

Inequality is a defining characteristic of indigenous peoples’ living conditions and permeates all aspects of their lives. The post-2015 development framework and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) offer an opportunity to address and minimize the inequalities faced by indigenous peoples today. This note has been prepared by the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) in collaboration with Tebtebba. It is intended as a discussion paper for stakeholders in the post-2015 development process. It focuses on the causes of and trends in inequality affecting indigenous peoples and suggest the key priority areas to be addressed by the post-2015 development agenda and in the SDGs. 

Briefing Note - POST 2015 DEVELOPMENT PROCESS: INEQUALITY

Filename: inequalities 2.pdf
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Date: 20 May 2014
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BRIEFING NOTE - INEQUALITY

MAY 2014

Inequality is a defining characteristic of indigenous peoples’ living conditions and permeates all aspects of their lives. The post-2015 development framework and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) offer an opportunity to address and minimize the inequalities faced by indigenous peoples today. This note has been prepared by the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) in collaboration with Tebtebba. It is intended as a discussion paper for stakeholders in the post-2015 development process. It focuses on the causes of and trends in inequality affecting indigenous peoples and suggest the key priority areas to be addressed by the post-2015 development agenda and in the SDGs. 

Briefing Note - POST 2015 DEVELOPMENT PROCESS: HEALTH

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Date: 20 May 2014
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BRIEFING NOTE - HEALTH

MAY 2014

Indigenous peoples lack behind on health. The post-2015 development agenda offers a unique opportunity for indigenous peoples to address what they see as key concerns and priorities. The paper is intended as a discussion paper for stakeholders in the post-2015 process and reflects on the current situation of indigenous people and health-related issues and includes a number of recommendations aimed at encouraging a discussion that can feed into the development of the Sustainable Development Goals. The note has been prepared by the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) in collaboration with Tebtebba and with contributions and advice from indigenous peoples and experts

Briefing Note - POST 2015 DEVELOPMENT PROCESS: GOVERNANCE

Filename: governance 2.pdf
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Date: 20 May 2014
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BRIEFING NOTE - GOVERNANCE

MAY 2014

 

The post-2015 development framework poses a unique opportunity to address the critical governance issues that are affecting indigenous peoples. This note has been prepared by the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA)in collaboration with Tebtebba. The note is intended as a discussion paper for stakeholders in the post-2015 development process and focuses on indigenous peoples’ distinct status and human rights and how these must be taken into consideration in the post-2015 development agenda. 

Briefing Note - POST 2015 DEVELOPMENT PROCESS: ENERGY

Filename: energy.pdf
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Date: 20 May 2014
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BRIEFING NOTE - ENERGY

MAY 2014

Indigenous peoples face severe human rights violations and exploitation of their natural resources due to energy production. The post-2015 development agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) offer a unique opportunity to address unsustainable energy development on indigenous peoples’ lands and territories. Prepared by the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) in collaboration with Tebtebba, this note is intended as a discussion paper for stakeholders in the post-2015 development process. It focuses on indigenous people and energy-related issues and includes recommendations for the post-2015 development process and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

 

Nicaragua Indigenous Community Maps Lands to Secure Rights

Filename: tiis - march 18 2014d.pdf
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Date: 18 March 2014
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TIIS March 18, 2014Miguel Bikan, a little known Miskito indigenous community in Waspam under the Regional Autonomous Government of the North Atlantic in Nicaragua, has finally mapped its territories and through this had settled demarcation of boundaries with neighboring communities.

 

Coping with Climate Change and Defining Own Development

Filename: tiis - february 17 2014b.pdf
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Date: 14 February 2014
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TIIS - Feb 17, 2014The cool mountain climate of a large part of the Mexican southern state of Oaxaca, home to about a million indigenous Zapotec people, is now getting warmer—a situation that has proved to be both a boon and a bane for the upland farming folk. 

 

Indigenous Representatives Help Review Biodiversity Strategies, Action Plans

Filename: tiis - february 4 2014.pdf
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Date: 04 February 2014
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TIIS Feb 4, 2014Indigenous and local community representatives participated in a global workshop to review each country’s National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans or NBSAPs and prepare each country to set indicators for what is called the Aichi Biodiversity Targets covering 2011 to 2020. 

Indigenous Leaders Count Gains from UN Climate Change Meet

Filename: tiis - dec 6 2013.pdf
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Date: 06 December 2013
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TIIS Dec. 6, 2013Returning delegates of the recent UN climate change talks brought home not news of gloom and doom but something positive, which may yet help bring justice to island countries such as the Philippines that often get battered by extreme climate patterns attributed to greenhouse gas emission-related global warming. 
 
 

Indonesia's Batak Keen on Recovering Grabbed Lands

Filename: tiis - oct 8 2013.pdf
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Date: 08 October 2013
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TIIS October 8, 2013Manuhap Pandiangan easily climbed a 10-inch-diameter straight tree through two small pieces of two-foot long hard wood tightly fastened around the tree with a nylon rope. Then he uttered some prayers, and—around the tree up to about over 20 feet (5.88 meters) high—pierced the tree’s bark with a sharp knife, leaving several wounds on the tree’s bark.

 

Information Systems Can Empower Indigenous Communities

Filename: tiis - july 23 2013b.pdf
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Date: 23 July 2013
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TIIS July 23, 2013Once trained about research methods and information systems, indigenous communities can have full control over data and information about their lands and resources. And these vital data and information can help protect them from systematic land grab.

 

Manila Global Workshop Spurs Interest in Indigenous Studies

Filename: tiis - july 3 2013.pdf
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Date: 03 July 2013
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TIIS July 3, 2013At a time when Western paradigms are acknowledged to be in crisis, some 60 local and foreign scholars, indigenous leaders, researchers and educators, activists, policymakers, and practitioners met here for a revived interest in indigenous models of learning and education.

 

World's Indigenous Leaders Firm UP Partnership with IFAD

Filename: tiis - march 6 2013.pdf
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Date: 06 March 2013
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TIIS - March 6, 2013Indigenous peoples’ leaders and representatives from various parts worldwide have sought to strengthen and improve their partnership with a UN financial institution, which specializes in supporting agricultural programs that seek to help address hunger and poverty.

 

A Love Affair with African Nightcrawlers

Filename: tiis - feb 13 2013b.pdf
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Date: 13 February 2013
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TIIS Feb 13, 2013BAGUIO CITY, Philippines, 13 February (Tebtebba Indigenous Information Service) – Sister Alice Sobreviñas and Moren Macay, a young information technology graduate, share something in common. Both have fallen in love with Eugene.

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