Resources

Statement - Indigenous peoples' organisations (FENAMAD and COHARYIMA) in Peru reject hydrocarbon concessions imposed on indigenous territories, Madre de Dios (Spanish only)

Indigenous peoples' organisations (FENAMAD and COHARYIMA) in Peru reject hydrocarbon concessions imposed on indigenous territories and condemn government plans to annul protected areas to allow exploitation of oil fields in Madre de Dios. (only available in Spanish)

Organizaciones indigenas en el Peru (FENAMAD y COHARYIMA) rechazan la superposicion de concesiones de hidrocarburos en territorios indigenas, y condenan planes gubernamentales para anular areas protegidas con el fin de permitir la explotacion de campos de gas y petroleo en el departamento de Madre de Dios.

Land, forest and people - Facing the challenges in South-East Asia

Covering Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines, this report synthesizes the results of a consultative process that examined the legal frameworks, actual reality on the ground, and responses of various local organizations, governments and civil society in 2007. The process, 'Listening, Learning and Sharing', was led by the World Agroforestry Centre and the Regional Community Forestry Training Center for Asia and the Pacific (RECOFTC), as members of the global Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI), assisted by Forest Peoples Programme (FPP).

Raposa Serra do Sol CERD letter to Government of Brazil

UN Commitee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) expresses grave concerns that the security and respect for the land rights of the Macuxi, Wapichana, Taurepang, Ingaricó and Patamona indigenous peoples of Raposa Serra do Sol (RSS) in the State of Roraima, Brazil “has not improved or has even deteriorated.” Strong recommendations include completion of “the final and total removal of non-indigenous occupants of the RSS indigenous lands”. CERD calls upon the Government to report to them by 30 November 2007.

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Report by Lucy Mulvagh for The Indigenous World 2007, IWGIA's YearbookPublished July 2007Link to the full publication on IWGIA's website

Rwanda

Report by Lucy Mulvagh for The Indigenous World 2007, IWGIA's Yearbook