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Finding a new way to fund the full participation of northern indigenous groups with Permanent Participant status at the Arctic Council in all of the organizations working groups and activities should be a top priority when Canada takes the chair of the influential inter-governmental organization next year.
With an eye on rapid changes in the resource-rich Arctic, countries like China, India and Brazil, which have no Arctic territories, are nonetheless knocking on the door of the increasingly influential Arctic Council looking for admission as permanent observers.
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LIMA, Peru, May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Peruvian government Saturday authorized the intervention of armed forces in the Amazon to crack down on growing indigenous protests against new decrees aimed at facilitating the entry of oil, mining, logging and agricultural companies into indigenous lands without prior consultation or consent.
Indigenous peoples from throughout the world gathered in Anchorage, Alaska, on Monday for discussions on the impact of global climate change on their native communities.
Indigenous people from 80 nations are meeting in Alaska for a United Nations-affiliated conference to discuss mitigation and adaption to climate change. Hosted by the Inuit Circumpolar Council, the Indigenous Peoples' Global Summit on Climate Change is also designed to develop recommendations to present in December to the U.N.
Prime Minister Agrees to Meet with Indigenous Leaders on Monday LIMA, Peru, April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was issued today by Amazon Watch: Thousands of indigenous people are blockading roads and river traffic throughout the Amazon in peaceful protests demanding the repeal of new laws rolling back indigenous land rights and allowing water privatization.
Pope Benedict XVI Thursday called the Australian government courageous for apologizing for past injustices suffered by the nation's indigenous peoples.
Indigenous peoples have contributed the least to world greenhouse gas emissions and have the smallest ecological footprints on Earth. Yet they suffer the worst impacts not only of climate change, but also from some of the international mitigation measures being taken.
By Robert Evans GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. Human Rights Council, brushing aside opposition from Canada and Russia, on Thursday backed a declaration that would strengthen claims by native peoples to control over lands where they live.
- A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
- One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.