Selangor International Indigenous Arts Festival 2017


SAVE THE DATE! Come and join us at the Selangor International Indigenous Arts Festival 2017! 5 – 6 August in Shah Alam Botanical Garden, Selangor. AIPP Secretary General, Mr. Gam Awungshi Shimray, will be present during the opening of the event. We also have indigenous cultural performers from Indonesia, Philippines, Bangladesh and Taiwan who will participate in the festival to promote their cultures and support the #LandRightsNow campaign. Don’t miss it! Click here to download poster.

Leave no one behind – SDGs and Indigenous Peoples


This animation video, titled “Leave No One Behind – SDGs and Indigenous Peoples”, aims to introduce what is the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for indigenous peoples. In the video, you will also find some of the demands of indigenous peoples across the world to make the 2030 Agenda slogan “Leave No One Behind” a reality and what IPs can contribute to ensure that the Goals are achieved without indigenous peoples being left behind. The video is produced by AIPP in partnership with the Digital Mixes and was launched during AIPP 7th General Assembly in September 2016. Watch here the Bengali translation of the ...

The story of Pipoy and Bandam: The aspirations of Lumad children for a free and Lumad-relevant education


This documentary presents the experiences of Lumad children living in communities that are under attack due to resistance against militarization and resource extraction activities such as foreign large-scale mining, plantation and the like. Pipoy and Bandam represent the aspirations of Lumad children whose dreams include acquiring a free and Lumad-relevant education that is constantly put on hold by the ongoing attacks against their school, their teachers, and the whole community.

Voices of indigenous women human rights defenders from the Philippines


The non-recognition of indigenous peoples’ rights to their ancestral lands in the Philippines remains to be their core problem. The laws and policies promulgated by the Philippine government, especially those that pertain to the use and ownership of lands, deprive the indigenous peoples the right to manage, own, control and utilise their territories and resources found therein. The government’s economic policies of liberalisation, privatisation, and deregulation facilitate the massive encroachment and influx of various extractive industries into indigenous peoples’ ancestral territories which undermine indigenous peoples’ right to self- determination. The indigenous women human rights defenders in the Philippines have been ...

Indigenous Peoples and Food Security


The independent, sustainable lives in the mountains of Thailand’s indigenous peoples’ way of life is now under threat. Commercial farming, national boundaries and ‘modern life’ is compromising and taking away their last remaining link to the earth—the very source of their distinct indigenous identities, culture and dignity. Food security is becoming a serious problem as indigenous peoples are coerced into becoming employees of the international food industry in addition to their other policies related to land use and management, as well as social and political pressure to leave their homelands in search of a ‘better’ life. This video is a ...

Indigenous Knowledge and Forest Management in Northern Thailand


Deep in the mountain jungles of Northern Thailand, three indigenous communities joined hands for a common goal: sustainable management of their forest. The Akha people of Pa Kia village, the Lahu people of Pha Tai Mai village and the Karen people of Huay Hin Lad Nai village took change by the hand to progress with good practices, while saving their cultural and natural heritage. With traditional wisdom, healthy and sustainable living, and financial security in mind, they give their testimonies for the experience with the Learning Routes in Laos (2012) and Nepal (2014) and the following implementation of two innovation ...

Indigenous Peoples’ Rights to Self-Determination and Development [New animation]


Who are indigenous peoples, and what are their perspectives and contributions to sustainable development? As the world leaders debate on sustainable development goals, indigenous peoples which is 5% of the global population remains invisible, even if they are 15% of the poor people of the world. This 10 minutes animation presents the indigenous peoples and their rights, the impacts of mainstream development to them, and what can we all learn from them in achieving sustainable development for all. Who are indigenous peoples, and what are their perspectives and contributions to sustainable development? As the world leaders debate on sustainable development ...

Our Forest Our Life


This community friendly animation video explains the basic concept of climate change and its disproportionate impacts to Indigenous Peoples (IP). It elaborates on the international agreement to mitigate the impacts of climate change, particularly REDD+ ( Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) and the key concerns of indigenous peoples. The video also highlights the collective rights of indigenous peoples enshrined in United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). Another highlight of the video is on the roles and contributions of indigenous women in the natural resource management. length of video: 17 minutes Asia Indigenous Peoples ...