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Category: Environment

Preventing Kyoto Protocol Burial

November 30, 2011

The International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change presented its statement to the Adhoc Working Group on the Kyoto Protocols yesterday in Durban, South Africa at the Climate Change Treaty…

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Natural Food Security: Quinua, Hauzontli, Chia

November 27, 2011

The United Nations 26 November began debate on a draft resolution declaring 2013 as the International Year of Quinua. The resolution notes that the peoples of the Andean region have…

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Durban’s Climate Treaty by 2012?

November 12, 2011

The Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change convenes its 17th session in Durban, the largest city in KwaZulu-Natal in the country of South Africa….

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GMO vs Natural Foods and Good Health

October 1, 2011

After more than six thousand years of row crop agriculture virtually all foods in the grocery store have been so altered they are “almost without nutritional substance–so Allison Stevens asserts…

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Climate Refugees shock demands new action

September 5, 2011

It is both shocking to the soul and profoundly disturbing to the mind that human beings are in this age made to suffer a horrible death from famine and the…

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Resource Extraction threat to Indigenous Peoples

September 2, 2011

One of the gravest threats to the security and health of indigenous peoples the world over, according to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples is…

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Oceans of Toxins

July 1, 2011

The oceans that feed and nurture life the world over are increasingly poisoned by human activity with the result that the oceans are “experiencing severe declines in many species to…

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Climate Talks in Bonn – outside the room

June 1, 2011

The International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change is working to participate in climate change talks in Bonn, Germany beginning this week.  The two week meeting of the ad hoc…

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Indigenous Peoples on the Back-burner in Bangkok

April 11, 2011

Bangkok Climate Change Agenda Setting session comes to a close The one week meeting of the Ad-hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperation (AWG-LC) and the Ad-hoc Working Group on the…

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Climate Talks Resume, Bolivia, China and Indigenous Peoples

April 5, 2011

The second day of the sixteenth session of the AWG-KP (AWG-KP 16) and the fourteenth session of the AWG-LCA (AWG-LCA 14), taking place from Sunday, 3 April through Friday, 8…

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Chief George Manuel Memorial Indigenous Library

The library is dedicated to the memory of Secwepemc Chief George Manuel (1921-1989), to the nations of the Fourth World and to the elders and generations to come.

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