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Press: Indigenous peoples of the Amazon share message with the world

Bogotá 25 April: We, the traditional authorities and elected leaders of the Uitoto, Muinane, Andoque and Nonuya peoples of the Middle Rio Caquetá region of the Colombian Amazon are in Bogotá between the 25th and 28th of April to represent our peoples and our Traditional Association of Indigenous Authorities - the Regional Indigenous Council of Middle Amazonas (CRIMA) in meetings with different State institutions and international agencies. We self-identify ourselves as the "People of the Centre" and heirs of the Green Territory of Life in the Amazon rainforest.

Prensa: Los Pueblos indígenas del Territorio de Vida enviamos un mensaje al mundo

Bogotá, Colombia – 25 de abril 2017: Autoridades tradicionales y líderes elegidos de los pueblos Uitoto, Muinane, Andoque y Nonuya del Medio Rio Caquetá de la región amazónica colombiana, quienes nos reconocemos como la “Gente de Centro” y herederos del Territorio Verde de Vida, venimos a Bogotá entre el 25 y el 28 de abril en representación de nuestros pueblos y nuestra Asociación Tradicional de Autoridades indígenas – Consejo Regional Indígena del Medio Amazonas (CRIMA) con el fin de sostener reuniones con diferentes instituciones del Estado y agencias inter

Groundbreaking win for indigenous people in Colombia

Press release: The Colombian Constitutional Court has found in favour of an indigenous peoples’ centuries -old fight for their territory, granting the petition for the protection of constitutional rights requested by the Embera Chamí people of the Indigenous Resguardo Cañamomo Lomaprieta, in western Colombia.

Triunfo histórico para los pueblos indígenas en Colombia

Comunicado de prensa: para difusión inmediata

9 febrero: La Corte Constitucional de Colombia ha fallado a favor de una lucha centenaria de los pueblos indígenas para asegurar sus territorios, al otorgar la petición para la protección de los derechos constitucionales solicitada por el pueblo Embera Chamí del Resguardo Indígena Cañamomo Lomaprieta, al occidente de Colombia.

Secure territorial rights of indigenous peoples and traditional knowledge must be central to post-conflict initiatives to save the Colombian Amazon and achieve sustainable development

Bogotá, April 25: A new report “Deforestation and indigenous peoples rights in the Colombian Amazon” co-published by social justice and environmental NGO DEDISE and Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) underlines the critical role of secure land and territorial rights and traditional knowledge in sustaining one of the most culturally and biologically diverse forests on the planet.

El Asegurar los derechos territoriales y el conocimiento tradicional de los pueblos indígenas son fundamentales para las iniciativas post conflicto destinadas a salvar la Amazonía colombiana y lograr un desarrollo sostenible

Bogotá, abril 25, 2016: Un nuevo informe titulado “Deforestación, políticas nacionales y derechos de los pueblos indígenas en la Amazonía colombiana”, co-publicado por la ONG de justicia social y ambiental DEDISE y el Forest Peoples Programme (FPP), resalta el papel crítico que juegan los derechos a la tierra y territoriales seguros y el conocimiento tradicional en el mantenimiento de uno de los bosques con mayor diversidad cultural y biológica que existe en el planeta.

Recognizing and expanding the territories of original peoples in Colombia is critical for the peace process

Press Note for the Global call to action on Indigenous and Community Land Rights

In Colombia, over 30% of the national territory has been officially titled to Indigenous Peoples, with some 6 million hectares of collective lands recognized for Afro-Descendant Communities. Nonetheless, in practice these territories are not recognized in the State’s actions, with mining, oil and gas, logging and other concessions issued unilaterally without upholding Indigenous or Afro-Descendant Peoples’ right to free, prior and informed consent.

Traditional authorities condemn killings of healers in San Lorenzo Reserve, Colombia

Traditional authorities of Cañamomo Lomaprieta Indigenous Reserve in Colombia condemn killings of two traditional healers of neighbouring San Lorenzo Indigenous Reserve (May 2015): see resolution here (only available in Spanish)

Autoridades tradicionales del Resguardo Indígena Cañamomo Lomaprieta, en Colombia, condenan el asesinato de dos médicos tradicionales del vecino Resguardo Indígena San Lorenzo (mayo de 2015).

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA: La minería controlada por los indígenas en Colombia se encuentra bajo ataque luego de la muerte de un defensor de derechos humanos

Un importante defensor de los derechos humanos indígenas ha sido asesinado por hombres armados.El día jueves 7 de abril a las 8 de la noche, el señor Fernando Salazar Calvo fue brutalmente asesinado a tiros afuera de su residencia. El señor Salazar era un destacado defensor de los derechos humanos y un miembro de la comunidad del Resguardo Indígena Cañamomo Lomaprieta (Caldas) en Colombia.

Colombian Women March in Defence of Life and Ancestral Territories

In a move of desperation to raise national and international attention regarding the effects of widespread illegal mining on their ancestral territories, women from the Black Community Council of La Toma, in Suarez, Cauca (Colombia), began a march from Cauca to Bogota on November 18, to bring their demands directly to State Agencies.

Colombian court orders mining companies to return land to indigenous Embera-Katio people

BOGOTA, Sept 25 Thu Sep 25, 2014  (Reuters) - A Colombian legal tribunal has ordered 11 companies to halt gold-mining operations in a 50,000-hectare (124,000-acre) reserve in the northwest of the country and return the land to the tribe that previously lived there.The ruling, the first of its kind in the Andean nation, restores the territory in Choco department to the 7,270-person Embera Katio tribe, which inhabited the area before it was forced out by mining activities and violent illegal armed groups.