Videos

Indigenous Peoples and their Rights in new Constitution of Nepal

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Published on Jan 17, 2013 Length: 18:44 Minutes This documentary film is a joint effort of Ethnic Media Foundation and LAHURNIP to present the experiences and challenges of Indigenous Constituent Assembly Members (who represented in the historic Constituent Assembly of Nepal) when they try to incorporate the Indigenous peoples issues, concerns and rights in their respective thematic committees and in the topmost decision making level of the country during May 28, 2008 to 2012.

Indigenous Women’s Rights [New Animation Video]

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We live in a time when public opinion is demanding a fairer and more equitable planet. There is no more important element to address this than the equality of men and women. This 4-minute animation video outlines the recommendations from CEDAW (Convention for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women) and UNDRIP (UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples) particularly on indigenous women that guide and help us to move in this direction. In Burmese In Thai

Rights in Action: Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) for Indigenous Peoples

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This community-friendly animation video explains the concepts and mechanisms of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) through a story of interaction between indigenous peoples and people requesting their consent for new development. Free, Prior and Informed Consent is a core principle of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, to guide collective decision-making. FPIC is a continual process that involves mutual respect and meaningful participation of indigenous peoples in decision-making on matters affecting them. The video also includes a story about customary law in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Length of Video: ...

Our Ancestral Lands

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‘Our Ancestral Lands’ is a (3 minutes) short animated film providing an introduction to UNDRIP, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. “We must defend our Rights!” Produced by AIPP Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact © 2013

Prey Lang, Prayer Gathering, Siem Reap, Cambodia

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During the last 50 years, almost half of the world’s forests have been destroyed. How can we protect our remaining forests, which contain 80 percent of terrestrial species and provide livelihoods for nearly a third of the human population? Studies by the Center for International Forestry Research and the World Bank show that Indigenous forest-dwelling communities do a better job of protecting forests than conservation programs do. Our best bet for saving forests is to support their rights and their management of the forests they know best.

Swept into the Limelight

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By Yueh Hui Ying Before the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami few had heard of the Mokens, an indigenous group of people living along the coast of the Andaman Sea. Also known as sea gypsies, they became a worldwide curiosity, most having unexplicably escaped the killer waves that devastated much of the area. Here we examine how life has changed for three Moken communities over the years.

Concerns of indigenous peoples in Thailand on Climate Change and REDD/REDD+

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The video explains the manifestations of climate change and the concepts of Reducing Emission from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) and REDD+(that goes beyond deforestation and forest degradation, and includes the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks) and concerns of Thai indigenous peoples on those issues as discussed by them in a series of workshops/consultations. It is produced by the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), Indigenous Peoples’ Foundation for Education and Environment (IPF) Thailand, International Working Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) and Indigenous Knowledge and Peoples (IKAP). Visit the link http://www.ccmin.aippnet.org/ to learn more ...

What’s at stake for Indigenous Peoples in Rio+20?

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Joan Carling, Secretary General, Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) explains what’s at stake in Rio+20 for indigenous peoples in a one-minute video prepared for the Asia Pacific Major Group meeting on Rio+20 to be organized in Seoul 17-18 Oct 2011 by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Regional Office for the Asia and the Pacific. The script of the video is provided below: What’s at stake in Rio +20 is the future of more than 400 million indigenous peoples collective survival, dignity and sustainable development in accordance to their distinct cultures, identity and ways of life. Indigenous peoples have the ...

Damned The Dam – The Voice of the People

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The Tipaimukh Multipurpose project dam in Manipur envisages constrution of a high rockfill dam downstream of the onfluence of the Barak with Tuvei rivers to produce 1500 MW hydropower and flood control. 557 households consisting of 2027 persons likely to be affected due to this project in Manipur in addition to 77 villages affected due to land acquisition. The people of Manipur and Mizoram, southwest to Manipur (also to be affected by submergence) are struggling against the construction of the dam. The predominantly indigenous tribal peoples of Manipur want their right of free, prior and informed consent in regards to ...