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Indigenous Peoples Call for Climate Action Amidst Global Pandemic

Indigenous Peoples are concerned by the fact that vital climate negotiations for the planet’s survival have been postponed due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. While this may suit some governments, who are unwilling to do what it takes to make the Paris Agreement work, Indigenous Peoples are trying to build momentum in this stalemate period. …

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The Forest as Community Supermarket for Karen Indigenous Peoples in Thailand

In Ban Mae Jok, neither electricity nor internet/Wi-Fi are available, but 1,600 hectares of natural forest provide a much larger choice of consumable items than a giant supermarket. Even without electricity and mobile phone access, as well as the current local lock-down due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the villagers of more than 50 households are …

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The Huay Ee Khang Model: Emerging Idea of “Indigenous Women’s Forest” to Embrace both People and Wildlife

 Huay Ee Khang Village in Mae Win Sub-district of Mae Wang District in Chiangmai is piloting an effort to use its community forest of 60 rai (9.6 hectares) to become an “Indigenous Women’s Forest” emphasizing varieties of plants for herbal medicine, dying cloth, and food crops. This idea aims to create a natural classroom for …

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Thailand: Learning and understanding living in harmony with nature from Karen knowledge holders in the Karen language

Language is not only a tool for communication but also the identity of Indigenous Peoples which represents who we are and our distinct relationship with land, territories and resources. Most of the Indigenous Communities have oral traditions. Therefore, language is the key medium through which Indigenous Knowledge holders transmit knowledge and innovations relating to natural …

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Advancing the respect and recognition of Indigenous Knowledge and Peoples of Asia (IKAPA)

Community Based Monitoring and Information System (CBMIS) and Mapping Community-based monitoring and information system (CBMIS) is not a new practice in global movement for Indigenous Peoples’ rights. For indigenous communities, it refers to any approaches and tools they have been implementing to manage and document their lands, territories and resources. One common CBMIS practice in …

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