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Asia Indigenous Peoples Day at COP21

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) together with its member and partner organisations is celebrating Asia Day on 9 December 2015 in the Indigenous Peoples Pavilion. The celebration will take place at Climate Generation Space. Also, AIPP is taking in charge of organising an event on Global Call to Action on Indigenous and Community Land Rights in the IP Pavilion on 4 December 2015. We would like to invite everyone attending COP21 to join and contribute to our activities.  Please refer to the attached pdf here for more information. 

Side Events of UNPFii 14th Session

Side Events of UNPFii 14th Session 20 April – 1 May 2015 New York, USA Date Event and Host Time/Venue/Speaker 20 April Enhancing Political Participation of Indigenous Peoples and the Post 2015 Development Agenda Host: IDEA Time: 1:15-2:30 p.m. Venue: Conference Room 4, UN Headquarters Speaker: Joan Carling, SG/AIPP  20 April International Year of Soils: exploring links between in food systems, protection of native seeds and sustainable livelihoods Co-Hosts: FAO, AIPP Time:1:15-2:30 p.m. Venue: Conference Room 12, UN Headquarters Speaker: Joan Carling, Myrna Cunningham 22 April Models on public relationships: Telling our stories and defining our identities  Host: GALDU, AIPP ...

Ongoing Activities

Participants of “Regional Multi-stakeholder Consultation on Livelihood and Food Security of Indigenous Peoples in Asia”  jointly organized by Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) from 28 to 30 August 2014 at Hotel Amora, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Update on Indigenous Peoples’ Issues in Asia (Feb 15-21, 2014)

India:Tribal people place demands at Udhagamandalam meeting Published On Friday, February 21, 2014 Representatives of tribal groups at a meeting in Ooty on Wednesday. Photo: D.Radhakrishnan The need to include the long standing demands of the tribal people was emphasised at a meeting organised by the Tamil Nadu Adivasi Amaippukalin Kootamippu (TAAK) and the Tribal Association for Fifth …   Having a way with words Published On Friday, February 21, 2014. Nelson Mandela captured the importance of indigenous languages to the people who speak them when he said: “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that ...

Updates on Indigenous Peoples’ Issues in Asia (Jan 25-31, 2014)

Cambodia: Bunong Villagers Barred From Attending Illegal Logging Protest Published On Friday, January 31, 2014. Authorities in Mondolkiri province’s Pech Creada district on Wednesday set up roadblocks to prevent indigenous minority villagers from traveling to Sen Monorom City to attend a demonstration calling for an end to illegal logging, villagers and authorities said. Some 300 indigenous villagers had planned to attend …  Indonesia: The right to be different put to the test Published On Friday, January 31, 2014. Dewi Kanti, an adherent of the Sunda Wiwitan faith native to Cigugur, Kuningan, in West Java, was denied an official marriage certificate. ...

Updates on Indigenous Peoples’ Issues in Asia (Jan 18-24, 2014)

Indonesia: Palm Oil company plan to slow deforestation ‘another land-grab’ Published On Friday, January 24, 2014. A palm oil company’s ‘forest conservation’ programme in Indonesia has ended up being a second land grab, writes Marcus Colchester – seizing resources from local communities’ control. “If people chop down a few trees just to build a house the police are waiting. But the oil … Malaysia: Sabah Christians band together to stop conversions to Islam Published On Thursday, January 23, 2014. A Christian group, representing various denominations in Sabah, is embarking on a major religious revival campaign following dubious attempts to convert ...

Update on Indigenous Peoples’ Issues in Asia (Jan 6-10, 2014)

ILC publishes study on indigenous peoples’ rights to lands, territories and resources This study assesses the international instruments, mechanisms, UN bodies, and other regional and global initiatives that address concerns relating to indigenous lands, territories, and resources. In addition, it carries out an extensive regional review, showing how the situation of indigenous peoples varies across regions and countries. It also analyses the terms in which indigenous peoples’ issues are posed in core thematic and transversal issues such as women’s land rights, environment, and climate change. The study concludes with an overview of global trends, challenges, and opportunities that pertain to ...

Declaration: The World Trade Organization (WTO) and Indigenous Peoples: Resisting Globalization, Asserting Self-Determination

We, the Indigenous Peoples of Mother Earth gathered here in Bali, Indonesia on 2-6 December 2013, organizing our own workshop and various events parallel to the World Trade Organization Ninth Ministerial Meeting (WTO MC9), hereby agreed to resist neoliberal globalization and assert our right to Self-Determination. As Indigenous Peoples of the land and the waters, we have a close relationship to Mother Earth and nature. This relationship tells us that life on Mother Earth is in danger and coming to a time of great transformation. We are accepting the responsibility as the guardians of the earth, which has been designated ...

Update on Indigenous Peoples’ Issues in Asia (Nov18 – Nov 24, 2013)

North East India: Protest over land reforms in Tripura – Opposition stages sit-in Published On Sunday, November 24, 2013 Agartala, Nov. 24: The Opposition Indigenous Nationalist Party of Twipra (INPT) today staged a sit-in to protest against the 10th amendment of the Tripura Land Reforms and Land Revenue Act, 1960. The Autonomous District Council for tribals is protesting against the proposed amendment, which is now … Malaysia: Penans protest against Bukit Aman’s use of force in dam issue Published On Wednesday, November 20, 2013. A group of Penans outside Bukit Aman protesting against police action on natives who are fighting ...

Update on Indigenous Peoples’ Issues in Asia (Nov 11-18, 2013)

Statement: Respect Indigenous Penan’s Native Customary Rights over the Murum Dam Project We, indigenous organizations from Malaysia and Asia, are deeply concerned about the Sarawak State Government’s actions against the Indigneous Penans protesting the impounding of water at the Murum Dam in Ulu Belaga, Sarawak. Reports from the people on the ground and newspapers indicate that the police have arrested at least ten indigenous Penans including two minors, took down banners, and dismantled wooden barriers and seized their donation box with money amounting to RM700.00….. Appeal for support for the indigenous peoples affected by Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in the Philippines ...