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Indigenous Peoples' Rights and Climate Policies in Guyana: a special report

Amerindian peoples Association (APA)
Forest Peoples Programme (FPP)

11 June, 2014

Indigenous People’s Rights, Forests and Climate Policies in Guyana

 

More than four years after the signing of the Guyana-Norway MoU, this special report seeks to assess the quality of treatment of indigenous peoples’ rights in Guyana’s national policies on land, low carbon development and forests. The review draws on extensive community visits and policy analyses conducted by the Amerindian Peoples Association (APA) and the Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) between 2009 and 2013.

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Action on land rights and FPIC are key to effective forest and climate initiatives - finds new APA and FPP special report on Guyana

11 July, 2014

Guyana has been a major proponent of international funding for avoided deforestation in tropical countries. In 2009 the government signed an MOU with the Kingdom of Norway under an agreement to reduce deforestation, pursue low carbon (non-fossil fuel) development and enter into negotiations with the EU on a trade treaty under the Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) initiative. Almost five years after the signing of this bilateral agreement, how are indigenous peoples’ rights and local benefit sharing issues being addressed in Guyana’s land use, forest and climate policies?

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Unidos para la defensa de los Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas

1 July, 2014

FAPI INFORMA No1

Federación por la Autoderterminación de los Pueblos Indígenas (FAPI)

“FAPI Informa”, una revista que publica las acciones y luchas de las doce asociaciones indígenas que conforman la organización.

El primer número de la revista de la Federación por la Autodeterminación por los Pueblos Indígenas (FAPI) se publica este mes de junio. Esta edición incluye notas que tienen que ver con acciones, actividades y luchas que llevan adelante los líderes de las doce asociaciones que conforman la  FAPI.

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Organizaciones indígenas denuncian el desalojo forzoso de una comunidad Ava-Guaraní en Paraguay

17 June, 2014

Forced eviction of Ava-Guarani community in Paraguay

La organización indígena FAPI denuncia el desalojo forzoso de una comunidad Ava-Guaraní en Paraguay. Véase además el pronunciamiento de CONAPI - solamente disponible en español.

Indigenous organization FAPI condemns the forced eviction of Ava-Guarani community in Paraguay: see also statement by CONAPI  - only available in Spanish (June 2014).

COMUNICADOA LA OPINIÓN PUBLICA (CONAPI)

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Venezuela: Indigenous peoples of the Caura demand their constitutionally guaranteed territorial rights

2 June, 2014

Invoking their right to self-determination, the Ye’kwana and Sanema peoples of the Caura River in the State of Guayana have issued a statement demanding recognition of their territorial rights. Pointing out that their fully documented land claim has been unanswered by the executive since 2006, the statement also rejects the imposition of any protected areas on their lands and territories until their constitutionally recognised rights to the ‘habitats’, as territories are referred to in Venezuela law, are first recognised.

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Peru's indigenous leaders face life sentences for defending their rights

13 May, 2014

Clima-Selvas-Pueblos somos Uno Solo

On the 14th May 2014 the trial will begin of 53 of Peru's indigenous leaders who are charged with crimes related to the tragic events at Bagua on the 5th June 2009 where over 20 people died and hundreds were injured after Peruvian forces opened fire on indigenous peoples blockading a road in peaceful protest at the efforts of the Peruvian government to dismantle legal protections for their lands.

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Indigenous Peoples' Rights and the implementation of UNDRIP in Guyana: what progress?

12 May, 2014

Indigenous Peoples' Rights and the implementation of UNDRIP in Guyana: what progress? - Flyer

A side event to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. In this event, the Amerindian Peoples Association (APA) will review the treatment of indigenous peoples' rights in national policies and practices in the mining, forestry, infrastructure, conservation and climate finance sectors.The event will be held on the 16th May 2014.

To view the flyer for this event please click here

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Community organisations denounce assassination of Shawi leader, San Martin, Peru and call for resolution of land conflicts, [document only available in Spanish]

14 April, 2014

PRONUNCIAMIENTO

FEDERACIÓN REGIONAL INDIGENA SHAWI DE SAN MARTIN

FERISHAM

ASESINATO DEL APU DE LA COMUNIDAD NATIVA SANTA ROSA DE ALTO SHAMBIRA

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Tebtebba E-Newsletter: Mexico's Mixe People Coping with Climate Change and Defining Own Development

25 February, 2014

Tebtebba February 2014 E-Newsletter

Source: Tebtebba Indigenous Information Service

The cool mountain climate of a large part of the Mexican southern state of Oaxaca, home to about a million indigenous Mixe people, is now getting warmer—a situation that has proved to be both a boon and a bane for the upland farming folk.

Click here to read the rest of this article in Tebtebba's February E-Newsletter

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