Joshua: Message from an Indigenous Person with Disability from Myanmar
My name is Joshua, a post-polio person with disabilities. I belong Chin tribe and I am presently living in Kale district of Hakhalay Village (Myanmar) and Chin State is where the second highest rate of Persons with disabilities are seen among all the States in Myanmar. I want to address the discrimination of the indigenous persons with disabilities in Myanmar.
Heli Chakma: Message from an Indigenous Woman Human Rights Defender from Bangladesh
I am from Rangamati of the Chittagong Hill Tracts.
I do not actively work on Human Rights per se but I try to support those who actively work as much as possible. Since my birth the problem I feel is the land issue, which is a major problem for indigenous peoples in Bangladesh.
Leny Patty: Message from an Indigenous Woman Human Rights Defender from Indonesia
I’m Leny Patty, from Ullath indigenous community, Maluku province.
Contribution of indigenous women in various di sscussion on rights to lands, territories and resources is critical and significant. Because we have vast knowledge when it comes to how we manage and preserve our ancestral territories.
Bae Annabel Mansiguiao: Message from an Indigenous Woman Human Rights Defender from Philippines
I am Bae Annabel Mansiguiao, from Lagonglong, Misamis Oriental.
We have an organization, Tagtabulon, a coming together of the Higaonons in Misamis Oriental.
During the time of Marcos, I, as a child, experienced militarization in our community.
Ms. Chang: Message from an Indigenous Woman Human Rights Defender from Taiwan
Ms. Echo L.P. Chang is Papora indigenous woman from the Central Region in Taiwan, nearly seventy years old. She is one of the most important human rights defenders fights for the Ping-pu indigenous peoples (Ping-pu indigenous peoples are not recognized by under the laws in Taiwan, nearly 11 ethnic groups.)
Panai Kusui: Message from an Indigenous woman Human Rights Defender from Taiwan
Pinuyumayan Indigenous Peoples, Taiwan
Erlina Darakay: Message from an Indigenous Woman Human Rights Defender from Indonesia
Our customary forest, Djamona Raa forest, has been destroyed again under the name of HPH (Forest Concession Rights). We urge the police to give us justice and arrest the illegal loggers. Because we, Rebi indigenous community, never give our consent for the outsiders to enter our Djamona Raa customary forest. Because from the time of our ancestors until today we have been maintaining and preserving our Djamona Raa forest.
Christina Lantao: Message from an Indigenous Youth Human Rights Defender from Philippines
An Indigenous youth leader of the Matigsalog people in Compostela Valley, Mindanao fighting against the entry of large scale and destructive mining and militarization in their community.
Khadga Magar: Message from an Indigenous Person with Disability from Nepal
My name is Khadga Bahadur Magar. I am from Ramechhap district and I am the President of Nepal Indigenous Disabled Association (NIDA).
The major issues of persons with disabilities includes their meaningful participation and decisive roles in the decision-making processes in relevant areas. The participation and representation of persons with disability in decision making processes is necessary to ensure their rights.
Yub Raj Lama: Message from an Indigenous Youth with Disability from Nepal
Yub Raj Lama, an indigenous youth who is visually impaired, amplifying the issue of indigenous youth with disabilities in particular relating to proportional inclusion and the importance of indigenous youth with disabilities in contributing to the 2030 Agenda process.
Pratima Gurung: Message from an Indigenous Woman with Disability from Nepal
Pratima Gurung has been strong in advocating for the rights of indigenous persons with disabilities, not only in Nepal but also across the world. On the occasion of the international disability day, she calls for more attention and recognition to the role and contribution of indigenous persons with disabilities, particularly indigenous women.
Jamuna Tamang: Message from an Indigenous Woman with Disability from Nepal
Jamuna Tamang, an indigenous woman with disability speaking about the layers of discrimination faced by indigenous women, as women, as persons with disabilities and as indigenous.
Su Hsin: Message from an Indigenous Woman Human Rights Defender from Taiwan
Su Hsin, an indigenous women human rights defender of the Papora Indigenous Development Association from Taiwan speaking about initiative of Papora indigenous group to combat climate change and how the community survived land slide, flood and other natural disasters caused by climate change affecting their territory and sacred sites.
Bai Madalna Kundag: Message from an Indigenous Woman Human Rights Defender from Philippines
Bai Madalna Kundag was part of the Pangayaw (tribal war) to defend the ancestral land of the Manobo people in Talaignod, Davao del Norte, Mindanao against the against the ALSONS Logging Company in 1994.
Betty Belen: Message from an Indigenous Woman Human Rights Defender from Philippines
Innabuyog – Gabriela
Indigenous women leader from the Uma people in Lubuagan, Kalinga, Cordillera Region who is currently part of the indigenous peoples movement against the geothermal project of Chevron.
Innabuyog: Gabriela is the alliance of indigenous women’s organization in the Cordillera.
Purba Chakma: Messages from An Indigenous Woman Human Rights Defender from Bangladesh
My name is Purba Chakma. I am from Khagrachari district of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (Bangladesh). I think the main issue of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) is the land issue.
Solidarity for Jannie Lasimbang
Jannie Lasimbang, former vice-chairperson of the Coalition for Free and Fair Elections (Bersih 2.0), calls on Malaysian government to uphold democracy as the decision on her case is set to
Earth Day 2017
On 22 April, 2017, together with more than 500 organisations and indigenous communities across the world who stand with the #landrightsnow campaign, the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact with its partners
Malaysia: Angry’ Gua Musang Orang Asli march to Forestry Department headquarters
Over 50 natives from Gua Musang marched to the Forestry Department of Peninsular Malaysia headquarters to hand a memorandum against logging in their area. Source: KiniTV Share on facebook Facebook
The Impact of a China-backed sugarcane plantation in Cambodia’s Preah Vihear province
A China-backed sugarcane plantation in Cambodia’s Preah Vihear province is destroying the livelihoods of residents, according to ethnic minority villagers and civil society groups, despite official claims that the project
Leave No One Behind – SDG’s 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.