A statement made to the UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP) on behalf of a group of organisations working on a collaborative initiative - the Indigenous Navigator.
The indigenous authorities of the Resguardo Cañamomo Lomaprieta, jurisdiction of the municipalities of Riosucio and Supia, Caldas, publicly denounce before the national government, investigation agencies, and national and international human rights organisations, the serious events that occurred today, 12 August 2017, in the indigenous community
Las autoridades indígenas del Resguardo de Cañamomo Lomaprieta jurisdicción de los municipios de Riosucio y Supia Caldas, denunciamos publicamente ante el Gobierno Nacional, los organismos de investigación y las organizaciones defensoras de derechos humanos nacionales e internacionales, los graves hechos acaecidos el día de hoy 12 de agosto 2017
It’s Wednesday morning at La Mandragora, a small finca (ranch), with colourful walls in the indigenous Resguardo of Cañamomo Lomaprieta, four hours north of Medellin, in Colombia.
The Kichwa people of the San Martin region have traditionally occupied the upland forests which since 2005 were classified as the Regional Protected Area - Cerro Escalera by the regional government of San Martin.
In a statement published in national newspapers, Peru’s national indigenous organisation calls on the government to take immediate steps amongst others to: