AIPP’s Latest Videos

Our Ancestral Lands

‘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

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

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+

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 to learn more ...

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

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

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 ...