Videos

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 ...

Community Based Forest Management: Local Solutions to Global Challenges

The video on “Community Based Forest Management: Local Solutions to Global Challenges” expounds on the important role of community based forest management in indigenous peoples’ livelihood and food security; spiritual and cultural values; and climate change mitigation. The video focuses on the land use system of Lua (La-weu) indigenous peoples including sustainable practice of shifting cultivation in northern Thailand; and the challenges faced by the Bhagpani and Sitalupakha Women’s Community Forestry User Groups on forest management in Nepal.The Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) and the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) produced this video in collaboration with Indigenous Peoples’ ...

FOREST CONSERVATION: A MESSAGE FROM INDIGENOUS WOMEN

“Climate Change in a reality. In order to mitigate its adverse impact, there no doubt that we need to conserve our forests. In this video meet the women and men of the Kouy indigenous peoples of Cambodia to discover more about what the forest means to them and how indigenous women have taken the lead to protect the forest.”

When can we go back!

“It took over twenty years of hard work by Indigenous Peoples representatives to have a declaration affirming the collective rights of Indigenous peoples to be adopted by the United Nations. Most of the countries in Asia have adopted this United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Here is a story of Karen Indigenous Peoples in Thailand illustrating why we need this declaration and what can happen when the basic human rights of indigenous peoples are ignored.”

Kandaw Kulen Pig: Restoring Indigenous Resources in Cambodia

Kandaw Kulen Pigs represent a key resource for the indigenous communities living in Svay Leu District, Cambodia. However, deforestation has become a great issue for this kind of breeding. Oxfam Italia has been working in the district to support the local economy by providing microcredit and training programs. This is a small doc commissioned by Oxfam Italia for a no-profit campaign. The video was produced by Emanuele Cidonelli and Davide Grotta. Subtitles and synch were edited by Vincenza Malandrino. All Copyrights are reserved © April 2013