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Indigenous Peoples of Bangladesh at the United Nations
20 July 2012

The protection of Indigenous Peoples’ land and their resources is fundamentally important for the realization of indigenous peoples’ right to culture

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Victory! The struggle to protect Koongarra uranium is finally over
08 June 2012


There was a major victory this week in the struggle to protect the Koongarra uranium deposit in Australia's Northern Territory. The Northern Land Council, which represents native title claimants in the Arnhem Land region of Northern Territory...

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Maldives: the violence that goes unnoticed
12 April 2012


In 2009, Mohamed Nasheed, the president of the Maldives (before being overthrown in a recent coup), held a cabinet meeting underwater. He sat at a table anchored to the ocean floor, wearing a wetsuit and oxygen tank, and signed a law meant to make the country carbon neutral within a decade.

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Triqui caravan stands down after shameful moves by Government
29 February 2012


The Triqui people of San Juan Copala are returning to the Palace of Governance in Oaxaca de Juárez after a series of shameful moves by the Oaxaca government.

Things were finally starting to look up for the displaced community...

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'Draconian' Environmental Amendments dropped in Papua New Guinea
28 January 2012


On January the 19th the contested O'Neill-Namah government repealed amendments made to the environmental act by the Somare government and as a result have given local peoples back the rights to their own land and to pursue legal action...

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Indigenous Peoples of Madhya Pradesh sound the Alarm
11 July 2012

The protest against a disturbing new ecotourism scheme in Madhya Pradesh, India


A consortium of indigenous and non-governmental organizations have sounded the alarm...

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Thousands demonstrate in support of New Guinea Council
02 May 2012


Demonstrations were held in Jayapura on April 5 in support of a groundbreaking conference held in The Hague, The Netherlands, to examine pathways to the reinstatement of the New Guinea Council or Nieuw-Guinea Raad, the original Parliament of West Papua...

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Safou: the “Butterfruit”
16 March 2012


Native to the humid, tropical forests of West and Central Africa, safou (Dacryodes edulis) is also known as the “butterfruit” for its rich, oily pulp. But safou is more than just creamy and delicious. It’s quickly becoming an important cash crop for small farmers...

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San Juan Copala: Autonomous Triquis want to go home
19 February 2012

Oaxaca Governor Gabino Cue protects paramilitaries; people mobilize


Now it’s back to the streets, or rather the mountain highways of Oaxaca for the Triqui comrades expelled under fire from the Autonomous Municipality of San Juan Copala

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Lume de Biqueira, The Galician Pipes that Play at Madrid
24 December 2011

“Putting your heart in everything you do is all that matters...”


“Lume de Biqueira” is a band of Galician Gaitas (bagpipes) of Madrid. It has participated in National Competitions of Galician Gaitas,

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