Indigenous groups from across Brazil are protesting, saying the country's interim government and a new law could threaten their land rights. The proposed change to the constitution would give congress, which has strong links to agrobusiness, timber, mining and energy industries, power to demarcate indigenous land. Subscribe for more videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV3Nm3T-XAgVhKH9jT0ViRg?sub_confirmation=1 Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ajplusenglish Download the AJ+ app at http://www.ajplus.net/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajplus
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Papua New Guinea, an island of gold floating on oil and surrounded by gas. A land that is blessed in abundance BUT. a scar of unfair distribution of wealth and climate injustice is building momentum as Natural resources are extracted with the last 10 years; the greed of a few without considering the welfare and rights of the indigenous resource owners.
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Plans to build one of the world's largest prawn farms on a remote cattle station in the Northern Territory have taken a major step with native title holders supporting the project and signing an Indigenous Land Use Agreement for its development on Legune Station. Full story here http://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2017-08-30/mega-prawn-farm-project-sea-dragon-nets-ilua-for-north-australia/8853604
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A short documentary about the Arhuacos struggle to defend their rights in Colombia. Indigenous communities’ livelihood in Colombia is threatened as they are struggling to keep their ancestral territory. The Arhuaco peoples have organised themselves and are making a last stand to prevent more mining concessions in their territory and create sustainable development. High up in the beautiful mountains of Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta in the north of Colombia, the remaining settlements from the Arhuaco peoples are located. Having already had to flee once in their history. When the Spanish conquerors arrived, they chose to live in this remote and difficult to access location in the hope of being able to live undisturbed and in accordance with their cultural beliefs. However, external forces are once again threatening to destroy their ways of living, as the mountains are rich in minerals and the ecosystem is fragile to climate change. “We don’t understand how people cannot see the damage they are doing to nature, and this won’t only affect us. The lack of life will also affect them, the non-indigenous peoples”, says the Council Leader Jose María Arroyo from the Arhuaco community. Land rights are essential for Arhuaco’s survival Together with three other indigenous peoples (Kogui, Wiwa and Kankwamo), the Arhuaco’s territory cover all the Sierra Nevada of Santa Maria mountain range and highlands. Today, part of this area is a UNESCO biosphere reserve and it covers three different climatic zones. Furthermore, the 32 mountain rivers make a vital contribution to Colombia’s economy and the surrounding areas. When the Spanish conquerors arrived, most of the indigenous peoples fled from the low-land and chose to seek refuge in the upper parts of their territory, where they continued their lifestyle and their traditions. The Arhuaco peoples are highly spiritual and their understanding of the world is based upon the idea that the Sierra Nevada is the heart of the world, surrounded by an invisible “black-line” (línea negra) that encompasses the sacred sites of their ancestors and demarcates their territory. Furthermore, the Arhuaco peoples consider themselves as the “older brothers” (hermanos mayores) of the world and they have a special responsibility for keeping the world in balance. “For us the Arhuaco, our territory is the basis of our knowledge and it forms the setting in which our culture is able to develop”, says Rubiel Zalabata from the Arhuaco community. Today, more than 50.000 indigenous peoples live in 52 settlements in and they have formed their own government and received status as an indigenous reserve in 1974 and as a protected area in 1984. This was partly due to a strong organisational process started by the Ahuarco peoples based on ethnic demands and recognition from the State. However, the protected area is only covering half of their initial territory estimated to be approximately 600.000 hectares (nearly the size of Puerto Rico). The Arhuaco peoples have since tried to control their recognised territory and started the process of claiming the whole territory, but new obstacles have continued to arise. The Arhuaco peoples want a development that guarantees life Arhuaco’s protests are, however, often rejected based on arguments stating that they are against all forms of development, but this argument is not giving the Arhuaco peoples full credit for their vision. “Our peoples have stated that we are in no way against a vision of development, against a vision of well-being (..). We have said that we must reach co-existence agreements, in which we can discuss our survival as peoples. So that indigenous and non-indigenous alike can survive in the future.” Explains Arukin Torres from the Arhuaco community. According to the Ahuarco peoples, the key for all humans to survive means a development that ensures the right to life: “For us, development is that which guarantees life. Not only now, but for the future. But the way things are going using everything up, there will be no life. With neither air or water life is not possible.” Continues Arukin Torres. #Indigenous #Colombia #Arhuaco
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Midnight Oil's official music video for 'Beds Are Burning'. Click to listen to Midnight Oil on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/MidnightOilSpotify... As featured on Diesel And Dust. Click to buy the track or album via iTunes: http://smarturl.it/MidnightOilDADiTun... Google Play: http://smarturl.it/MidnightOilGPlay?I... Stream more music from Midnight Oil here: http://smarturl.it/MidOilMulti?IQid=M... More from Midnight Oil Blue Sky Mine: https://youtu.be/Ofrqm6-LCqs The Dead Heart: https://youtu.be/16bFBzx7I_0 Forgotten Years: https://youtu.be/X9eap_cKLP4 More great 80's videos here: http://smarturl.it/Ultimate80?IQid=Mi... Follow Midnight Oil Website: http://www.midnightoil.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/midnightoilof... Subscribe to Midnight Oil on YouTube: http://smarturl.it/MidnightOilSubscri... --------- Lyrics: The time has come To say fair's fair To pay the rent To pay our share The time has come A fact's a fact It belongs to them Let's give it back How can we dance When our earth is turning How do we sleep While our beds are burning" #MidnightOil #BedsAreBurning #Vevo #ClassicRock #VevoOfficial
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The Queensland Indigenous Land and Sea Ranger program aims to improve Indigenous participation in managing land and sea country.
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Faced with powerful mining companies taking over the land and destroying the environment, Christian Aid partner ATM has helped one indigenous community in the Philippines to unite to fight for their rights to the land and resources on which their lives depend. This film highlights the valuable role that women particularly play in an on-going battle to save their environment.
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This interview with Secwepemc Elder Irene Billy was conducted in May 2012. Irene Billy, most well-known for her defense of Indigenous land rights when she was arrested in 2001 for protesting Sun Peaks Resort, speaks here about mining on Secwepemc lands. Interview and video by Harjap Grewal and Harsha Walia.
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A video that was originally aimed at addressing one thing, but ultimately turned into something else entirely. Citations: Some 200 million workers on strike against India’s Prime Minister Modi http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Some-200-million-workers-on-strike-against-India%E2%80%99s-Prime-Minister-Modi-45915.html Trade unions claim success in two-day all-India strike https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/unions-claim-success-in-two-day-all-india-strike/articleshow/67464576.cms 150 Million People In India Are Going on Strike to Protest Neoliberal Government Policies https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2019/01/150-million-people-in-india-are-going-on-strike-to.html These Are the Most Productive Countries in the World http://time.com/4621185/worker-productivity-countries/ GDP per hour worked https://data.oecd.org/lprdty/gdp-per-hour-worked.htm Are happy workers more productive? https://wol.iza.org/uploads/articles/315/pdfs/are-happy-workers-more-productive.pdf After the Fur Trade: The Aboriginal Labouring Class of British Columbia, 1849-1890 https://sci-hub.tw/10.7202/031045ar An Iron Hand upon the People: The Law Against the Potlatch on the Northwest Coast file:///C:/Users/rubes/Downloads/185830-Article%20Text-194655-1-10-20140819.pdf Canada’s shame: the coerced sterilization of Indigenous women https://newint.org/features/2018/11/29/canadas-shame-coerced-sterilization-indigenous-women List of extinct indigenous peoples of Brazil https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_extinct_indigenous_peoples_of_Brazil California Slaughter: The State-Sanctioned Genocide of Native Americans https://www.newsweek.com/2016/08/26/california-native-americans-genocide-490824.html Bolsonaro has made grim threats to the Amazon and its people https://www.climatechangenews.com/2018/10/08/bolsonaro-made-grim-threats-amazon-people/ Brazil's indigenous people fight back against Bolsonaro's attacks on Amazon https://www.dw.com/en/brazils-indigenous-people-fight-back-against-bolsonaros-attacks-on-amazon/a-46974782 Why Brazil’s New President Poses an Unprecedented Threat to the Amazon https://e360.yale.edu/features/why-brazils-new-president-poses-an-unprecedented-threat-to-the-amazon Brazil's new President Jair Bolsonaro rolls back Indigenous tribe protections https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-02/new-brazilian-president-removes-indigenous-protections/10680166 Bolsonaro wins Brazil election, promises to purge leftists from country https://theconversation.com/bolsonaro-wins-brazil-election-promises-to-purge-leftists-from-country-105481 Bolsonaro's pledge to return Brazil to past alarms survivors of dictatorship https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/22/after-what-i-lived-through-survivors-of-brazils-dictatorship-fear-bolsonaro Brazil’s new president removes LGBT concerns from human rights ministry https://thehill.com/policy/international/human-rights/423594-brazils-new-president-removes-lgbt-concerns-from-human What Brazil’s President, Jair Bolsonaro, has said about Brazil’s Indigenous Peoples https://www.survivalinternational.org/articles/3540-Bolsonaro THE MOST MISOGYNISTIC, HATEFUL ELECTED OFFICIAL IN THE DEMOCRATIC WORLD: BRAZIL’S JAIR BOLSONARO https://theintercept.com/2014/12/11/misogynistic-hateful-elected-official-democacratic-world-brazils-jair-bolsonaro/ Bolsonaro Unveils Mass Privatization Plan for Brazil While Slashing Taxes for Rich and Wages for Poor https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/01/04/bolsonaro-unveils-mass-privatization-plan-brazil-while-slashing-taxes-rich-and-wages Bolsonaro: Brazil has been 'liberated from socialism, political correctness' https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/bolsonaro-brazil-has-been-liberated-socialism-political-correctness-n953736 Debt: The First 5000 Years (by David Graeber) https://libcom.org/files/__Debt__The_First_5_000_Years.pdf
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» Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe AirAsia QZ8501 is the third Malaysia-linked flight to crash in 2014. TestTube's UnCovered gives us a look at the current search for the 162 passengers on board. Learn More: AirAsia Plane Debris and Bodies Found; Little Hope of Any Survivors http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/31/world/asia/airasia-8501-jet-missing-indonesia.html?_r=0 Year of Missing Planes: AirAsia Flight is Third Malaysia-Linked Incident http://english.alarabiya.net/en/perspective/features/2014/12/28/Missing-Air-Asia-flight-is-third-Malaysia-linked-incident-in-2014.html If The Missing AirAsia Plane Crashed, 2014 Was One Of The Deadliest Years In Aviation In Almost A Decade http://www.businessinsider.com/if-the-missing-airasia-plane-crashed-2014-was-one-of-the-deadliest-years-in-aviation-in-almost-a-decade-2014-12 Watch More: Will Anyone Pay for the Malaysian Flight Disaster in Ukraine? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWGnEFqZ_eI Why is the Wreckage of MH17 Still Scattered in Ukraine? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YgbWogCUqA _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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Launched in early 2009, the Kestrel Mine Aboriginal Community Development Fund has been established to provide funds to support a range of community projects that deliver positive, constructive, real and sustainable outcomes to the Aboriginal Community of Interest, the Kangoulu People and other Aboriginal people within the Kestrel Mine project area. The Fund is administered by the Aboriginal Community Development Fund Committee. The Kestrel Mine Aboriginal Community Development Fund has invested more than $1 million in local Aboriginal projects since its inception in 2009.
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Witness the betrayal suffered by villagers in Papua New Guinea when their initial hopes are dashed by a Chinese government-owned mining company that doesn't raise their standard of living but violently relocates them to a taboo sacred mountain. One young mother states her willingness to die with her children rather than move. This scene comes from the Profit and Loss episode of the four-part series, Standing on Sacred Ground. The episode also tells of the First Nations people of Alberta, Canada, who suffer from rare cancers as their traditional hunting grounds are stripmined to unearth tar sands—the world's third-largest oil reserve. Standing on Sacred Ground chronicles indigenous people in eight communities around the world standing up for their traditional sacred lands in defense of cultural survival, human rights and the environment. Watch them stand against industrial mega-projects, consumer culture, resource extraction, competing religions, tourists and climate change. Standing on Sacred Ground was produced by the Sacred Land Film Project, http://sacredland.org, a project of Earth Island Institute. To deepen public understanding of sacred places, indigenous cultures and environmental justice, the Film Project produces a variety of media and educational materials—films, videos, DVDs, articles, photographs, school curricula and other materials. The Sacred Land Film Project uses journalism, organizing and activism to rekindle reverence for land, increase respect for cultural diversity, stimulate dialogue about connections between nature and culture, and protect sacred lands and diverse spiritual practices. If you enjoyed this clip, please consider supporting our ongoing work by visiting http://standingonsacredground.org/ and clicking Donate.
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Made for Media Co-op. Subtitled version available: https://www.facebook.com/mediacoop/videos/10154901945967597/ On the first day of PDAC’s 2017 gathering, a small group of Indigenous activists and allies unveiled a banner at the booth of Denison Mines, a uranium company with a shared responsibility for the devastation of the Serpent River watershed (Anishinaabe / Ojibway territory, northern Ontario). Few in Toronto know about PDAC, the world's largest mining conference. The conference, held annually in downtown Toronto where many international miners are based, perennially paints the industry as ethical, environmentally responsible, and profitable. But mining corporations are known worldwide for human rights abuses and environmental disasters. While Denison’s mining operation has now ceased, it has left behind than 60 million tonnes of radioactive tailings waste that must be monitored and isolated from the environment in perpetuity. For raising their concerns, including a lack of consent for mining on their territories, and for displaying cloth banners, the activists were escorted out of the conference by private security and Toronto police.
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The Awá tribe of Brazil are facing slow and inevitable destruction as those who want their forest close in around them. The tribe who number around 350 and are among the last hunter-gatherers in the world, are up against the illegal logging industry (said to be worth up to $15 billion annually). The forest which they depend upon to survive is shrinking and the Brazilian government, reluctant to take on the powerful agricultural lobby is doing very little to stop them. It is not only the trees that in are in danger, in 2012 there were 1200 indigenous victims of aggression and 60 were killed by loggers. The activists that try to help them are also in danger; 1280 have been assassinated since the 1970s. As celebrities like Colin Firth get involved in campaigning maybe there is a chance of saving these people but it could be too little too late after decades of destruction, both the forest and the people here are in grave danger.
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An Aeta community in Zambales is threatened with the entry of large-scale mining projects in their ancestral lands. Not only are they facing the loss of their only source of livelihood, the Aetas also fear that the entry of mining operations in their ancestral lands will soon result in environmental disasters. This 30-minute documentary weighs in on the issues surrounding the entry of large-scale mining operations as these impact on the basic rights of communities, especially of indigenous communities where most of the mining projects are located.
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Is it ever OK to ask how someone how Aboriginal they are? Our students and staff answer anonymously submitted questions to confront myths and stereotypes about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Find out more about out Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community on campus: https://sydney.edu.au/about-us/vision-and-values/our-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-community.html Enrol in the Cultural Competence MOOC: Aboriginal Sydney - http://sydney.edu.au/nccc/resources/teaching-tools.shtml We acknowledge the tradition of custodianship and law of the Country on which the University of Sydney campuses stand. We pay our respects to those who have cared and continue to care for Country. Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/2czTNH3 Connect with us: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sydneyuni Twitter: https://twitter.com/sydney_uni Instagram: https://instagram.com/sydney_uni
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Call☎ 09502559567 http://linkedin.com/in/teambuildingactivities http://www.teambuildingactivities.in http://facebook.com/teamactivities Capgemini Team Building Activity in Hyderabad - Blind Fold employees having fun with their colleague as part of Corporate Team Building Acitivities at Leonia resorts Hyderabad watch this video in HD mode for good quality. Update: Lot of people requested rules for this team building activity. Let me explain: Two teams of any size. One person from each team (at a time), blind folded and made to cross area of around 10x10 feet from one end to other with full of water glasses placed or any materials which acts as land mines. Blind folded person has to cross and reach the other side without stepping on the mines. Supporting team guides him in right direction and same time opponent team distracts guiding in wrong direction. This game involves focus and team work. Note: This Video has been recorded by Yasam and He holds the full rights of this video. For any queries, please email [email protected] ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- team building activities Hyderabad team building activities for employees team building games for employees corporate Team building Activities corporate activities games for adults corporate team activities corporate team building corporate team bonding activities corporate team bonding team building activity outdoor team building activities for employees fun activities for employees team bonding activities team building activities for students fun team building activities team games for employees fun team games team building activities for employees indoor best team building activities outdoor team building activities team building activities for youth team work games team building activities for employees outdoor team building games blindfold team building team building games for corporates team building games outdoor team building games for employees indoor team building videos for employees team building activities for work team building activities for adults outdoor team building activities team building games corporate team building activities indoor team building activities team building ideas team building activities for youth team building activities team building games team building definition team building presentation team building quotes team building ideas team building activities for adults team building activities ideas group activities team activities indoor team activities for adults team activities in office team activities in the workplace team activities ideas team building games team games team activities in the workplace team activities in office team activities indoor team games team building games team building activities fun team activities team activities at work team building activities hyderabad activities in hyderabad today team building activities in bangalore weekend activities in bangalore fun activities in bangalore funny games for employees Team building organizers Hyderabad Team building organizer Hyderabad group games for employees community building activities blindfold team builder Team building activities in Los Angeles Team planning in Los Angeles
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(5 Oct 2018) The number of indigenous Brazilians running for office has surged this year at a time when many feel their cultures and lands are more threatened than they have been in decades. At least 120 indigenous people are running in Sunday's elections for offices at state and federal levels. While that's a tiny fraction of the more than 25,000 people running overall, it's a 60 percent increase over the number of candidates in the last elections in 2014, the first year in which authorities collected information about candidates' ethnicities. Only one indigenous person has ever been elected to Brazil's Congress: Mario Juruna from the Xavante people, who served one term in the 1980s. It's unclear if any of this year's candidates can end that drought, though widespread anger at Brazil's traditional ruling class could favor candidates perceived as outsiders. Less than 1 percent of Brazilians — around 790,000 — count themselves as indigenous, their numbers decimated by disease and oppression following the arrival of Europeans and African slaves whose descendants now make up the majority of the country's current population. Many of the more than 300 distinct indigenous peoples live at the margins of society. Some reside on isolated land reserves much the way their ancestors did, while others dwell in impoverished urban pockets. As a whole, they are poorer and less literate than the general population and face continuing prejudice. But indigenous people have played a growing role in Brazil's larger culture since the country's return to democracy in the 1980s. The increased political participation seen now may also be one of the dividends of policies such as quotas and scholarships that improved indigenous people's access to universities in the mid-2000s. It also reflects fears that their cultures and lands are under serious threat. Many indigenous lands are fertile and hold native forests or rich mines that have prompted farmers, ranchers, loggers and miners to try to open them to development — sometimes by force. Indigenous activists are especially concerned about a recent rule that they say will make the recognition of pending land claims virtually impossible. Many fear the situation could get worse. The man leading presidential polls for October 7 elections, far-right congressman Jair Bolsonaro, has said he would not recognize any more indigenous lands if elected. While Bolsonaro's running mate, retired General Hamilton Mourao, described himself as indigenous when he registered as a candidate, he's far better known for his military career. He outraged many indigenous Brazilians by saying the country inherited "indolence" from its native peoples. Another vice presidential candidate, activist Sonia Guajajara, has helped bring indigenous issues to the national stage, though her tiny Socialism and Liberty Party has little chance of winning more than a small share of seats in Congress and at state levels. Brazil's 1988 Constitution recognized indigenous people's rights to their native lands and called for the official demarcation of those areas within five years. But that process remains unfinished, partially because of bureaucracy and resistance by powerful agribusiness, mining and other commercial interests. Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP_Archive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/APArchives Google+: https://plus.google.com/b/102011028589719587178/+APArchive Tumblr: https://aparchives.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/APNews/ You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/1cdaa124ce80ec99dba17285bc1bc04d
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Canada has abundant water, yet water in many indigenous communities in Ontario is not safe to drink, Human Rights Watch said in a new report today. The water on which many of Canada’s First Nations communities on lands known as reserves depend, is contaminated, hard to access, or at risk due to faulty treatment systems. The federal and provincial governments need to take urgent steps to address their role in this crisis.
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witness.org | "Rightful Place", produced in 2007, utilizes personal stories from members of the Endorois community to tell of the impact of displacement on individual, identity and community and of the struggle of the Endorois to reclaim their rightful place. In 1973, the Endorois community were evicted from their land by the Kenyan government to make way for a game reserve and tourist resort. From generation to generation, the community continues to struggle for reparation for their loss and restitution to their land. Yet, their efforts were met by successive Kenyan governments only with denial, harassment and further eviction – this time to make way for mineral mining. On February 4, 2010, in a landmark decision, the African Union adopted the decision by the African Commission on Human and People's RIghts (ACHPR), which found the Kenyan government guilty of violating the rights of the country’s indigenous Endorois community, by evicting them from their lands to make way for a wildlife reserve. The commission ruled, in May 2009, that the Endorois' eviction from their traditional land for tourism development violated their human rights. The decision creates a major legal precedent by recognizing, for the first time in Africa, indigenous peoples’ rights over traditionally owned land and their right to development. The African Commission accepted the Endorois’ evidence that they have lived in the area surrounding Lake Bogoria since “time immemorial” and the lake was the center of their religion and culture, with their ancestors buried nearby. After being evicted from the fertile land around the lake, the Endorois were forced to congregate on arid land, where many of their cattle died. As a component of the case, WITNESS and the Centre for Minority Rights and Development (CEMIRIDE) provided video corroboration (the first ever at the Commission), as part of their evidence package. The video demonstrates how conditions on the ground breached articles of the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights, while also bringing the voices of the Endorois to the Commission. ©2007, Rightful Place is produced by CEMIRIDE and WITNESS in collaboration with Minority Rights Group.
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Synopsis: It is no secret that millions of native people around the world have been forced off their homelands to make way for oil, mines, timber, and agriculture. But few people realize that the same thing has happened for a cause which is considered by many as much nobler: land and wildlife conservation. Indigenous peoples evicted from their ancestral homelands, for conservation initiatives, have never been counted; they are not even officially recognised as refugees. The number of people displaced from their traditional homelands is estimated to be close to 20 million. These expelled native peoples have been living sustainable for generations on what can only be reasonably regarded as their ancestral land.
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Indigenous groups in Brazil continue to protest the proposed law PEC 215 that threatens their land rights. The measure would transfer the power to demarcate land from indigenous agencies to a Congress controlled by wealthy land owners and agribusiness. “If PEC 215 passes, we won’t have the right to live on our own lands anymore,” said one indigenous leader. “We won’t have the power to govern our people. We won’t be able to demand anything. teleSUR http://multimedia.telesurtv.net/v/brazil-indigenous-activists-protest-loss-of-land-rights/
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Authorities in Brazil are investigating the reported massacre of up to 10 members of an isolated Amazonian tribe. It is believed that the indigenous people were killed by gold miners, who reportedly bragged about the attack afterwards. Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports from the Javari valley. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
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CAFOD has worked with partners in Brazil for over 40 years. During that time, Brazil has experienced dictatorship, transition to democracy, and a period of economic growth. However, it now faces its worst economic and political crisis in decades. 25.8 million people in Brazil still live in poverty, and 8 million people live in extreme poverty. Learn more about CAFOD's work in Brazil: http://cafod.org.uk/About-us/Where-we-work Indigenous people in Brazil are some of the most vulnerable and threatened in the country. The majority live in the Amazon basin and have a deep-rooted spiritual connection with nature. Many indigenous people oppose the exploitation and commercialisation of natural resources and act as guardians of the lungs of our planet – the Amazon rainforest. We have been supporting indigenous partners in Brazil for over 30 years, empowering indigenous communities to demand their rights to land, education, and health, as enshrined in Brazil’s constitution. We are working to support the Yanomami and Ye’kuana people through our indigenous programme in the Amazon basin. Davi Kopenawa, a Yanomami indigenous leader has been fighting for the rights of his people for the past 25 years, and set up the organisation, Hutukara Yanomami Association in 2004 to protect the rights of the Yanomami people. He explains, “Hutukara’s role is to ensure that the land stays alive for our future and generations to come”, and he is clear that, “the Church has an important role to play. They cannot let our home be destroyed, they cannot let our people be destroyed”. Our partners’ training, lobbying and advocacy have contributed to building a strong, united, and politically engaged indigenous movement in Brazil. But the environment the Yanomami and Ye’kuana indigenous people are living in is under threat from small-scale illegal gold mining and the impacts of climate change. Davi says: “We indigenous communities are saying look at the sky - it's changing. The sun is changing. The rain is changing”. “We want people in the cities to listen and believe us, to look to the future and the past, to see what is happening and to see the pollution, destruction, poverty and illness.” El Niño: In 2016, 2,030 Yanomami and Ye’kuana indigenous people in the Amazon were affected by the worst droughts and fires in 20 years, due to El Niño, depriving communities of food, water and forcing them to migrate from their homes. We were able to respond through our partners, distributing food parcels, agricultural tools, and water filters to 14 of the worst affected indigenous communities. In 2014 Davi came to the UK to raise awareness of the threats their communities face, and to launch CAFOD’s One Climate, One World Campaign. “A lot of people were shouting to lift the soul of the river, the sun, the moon and the stars and to lift us” said Davi, after attending the climate march in London. In the interviews captured in this video Davi and Mauricio (a Ye’kuana indigenous leader) talk about the relationship of their peoples with their environment, and how they are noticing climate change. Footage shot in the Amazon that features in this video was provided by Survival International: http://www.survivalinternational.org/ --- CAFOD works in communities across Africa, Asia and Latin America, helping people to tackle the poverty and injustice they face. We work wherever the need is greatest, with people of all faiths and none.
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WHO IS BARRICK GOLD? Barrick Gold is the world's largest gold mining company, founded and chaired by Peter Munk. With a former Prime Minister on their board and former executives sitting on the board of the Canadian Pension Plan, Barrick enjoys government funding and diplomatic support. WHY PROTEST BARRICK? Barrick Gold takes advantage of inadequate and poorly enforced regulatory controls to rob Indigenous Peoples and communities of their land and livelihoods, destroying sensitive ecosystems, supporting brutal military and security operations, and suing anyone who dares to report on it. Impacted communities are coming to Toronto to confront Barrick, sharing their own undeniable perspectives and shedding light on the ongoing corporate impunity. MAKE THE TRANSFORMATION AWAY FROM GOLD EXTRACTION! WHY? With the majority of gold used for jewelry or to store wealth and the majority of gold extraction destruction on Indigenous lands around the world. It is time to question humans ongoing obsession with gold. HOW? Through reduction, recycling and reuse of gold there can be a halt on new and expanding gold mining explorations and operations around the world. More info: http://protestbarrick.net/ www.Allan.Lissner.net
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Brisbane Mob protests against the forced closure of Aboriginal Communities. Friday 27th March 2015. No mainstream media covered this event. Please share to help us create awareness about the governments plan to forcibly remove people from their homes. Digital Dreaming Project The Brisbane mob took control of the CBD last night. Cars and buses full of commuters were forced to pay attention because we stopped traffic with a corroborree at every major intersection! Our voice is getting bigger, stronger and louder! And we have a message that can't be ignored: We continue to stand united against the forced closures of 150 remote Aboriginal communities in Western Australia. #noconsent #lifestylechoice #shutdownbrisbane #shutdownaustralia #sosblakaustralia © Copyright 2015, Farley Ward, Shutterstorm Photography. All rights reserved. FROM THE AUSTRALIAN: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/indigenous/indigenous-communities-have-no-rights-to-fight-closures/story-fn9hm1pm-1227142567422 CONSTITUTIONAL law expert George Williams says indigenous people will have no rights to fight the forced closures of their remote townships if the South Australian and West Australian governments can no longer afford to maintain their upkeep. The states fear they may be forced to close up to 210 communities because they will not be able to afford municipal services if the federal government cuts $90 million in funding to Western Australia and $10m to South Australia. Professor Williams, from the University of NSW’s law school, said that, under the constitution, aboriginal people were powerless and had no rights except where native title existed. In this case, native title was not under threat. “The constitution was drafted to deny aboriginal people their rights and not vindicate them. It was a racist power to deny them their rights,” Professor Williams said. The Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement said it would investigate any legal avenues to prevent centres from closing. Professor Williams said, given there was no mention of aboriginal people in the constitution, he could not see what they could challenge, leaving them powerless from being moved from their lands. He said they would not be able to claim any compensation if their communities were closed down — or they could choose to live without any services. West Australian Premier Colin Barnett accepted the one-off $90m payment from the federal government to take over responsibility for municipal and essential services, but has conceded that a dearth in funding could force community closures. South Australian Aboriginal Affairs Minister Ian Hunter said that up to 4000 people would be affected across the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands. “Prime Minister Abbott claims to be the prime minister for indigenous peoples, but his government is unilaterally walking away from this responsibility and will literally be turning the lights out as they go,” Mr Hunter said. ALRM chief executive Cheryl Axleby said federal funds were being used to prop up mining communities yet they were being withdrawn for aboriginal lands. “We’ve got remote mining communities that are sustainable by local councils, why are we not sustainable?” she said.
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Continue from last week's protest in Colombia, this week on Oct. 25, about ten thousand indigenous Colombians marched into the city of Cali ahead of a scheduled meeting with the nation's President, Alvaro Uribe. Demonstrators were seeking to highlight human rights abuses and ancestral land rights issues.
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See 'UNDERMINED' in cinemas around the world with Fan-Force.com ----- Please note: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this film may contain images, voices or names of deceased persons. Australia’s vast and unspoiled Kimberley region is under threat, with mining, pastoralism and irrigated agriculture driving an unprecedented land grab. UNDERMINED investigates the politics of an area now branded “the future economic powerhouse of Australia,” and what this means for our First People and their unique cultural landscapes. As pressure from industry exposes the limits of Indigenous land rights, what will remain of over 200 remote Aboriginal communities? We follow young leader Albert Wiggan, veteran cattleman Kevin Oscar and Senior Elder June Davis through David-and-Goliath battles to preserve their homelands, asking the question: for whose benefit is this development? Available for screenings: FROM FEBRUARY 21 See UNDERMINED in your local cinema with FanForce! Host a screening now! FanForce CREATE A SCREENING - https://fan-force.com/create-screening SIGN UP: www.fan-force.com TWITTER: @FanForceFilms FACEBOOK: facebook.com/fanforcefilms FANFORCE: fan-force.com/films/Undermined
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The 40th anniversary of a protest camp set up on the steps of Australia's parliament house by Aboriginal activists highlights the ongoing challenges faced by the country's indigenous population. Duration: 02:31
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An introduction to Aboriginal Rights and Related Issues by Bill McGuinty (VP Operations, Globex Mining Enterprises Inc.) This video is part 1 of 6 in a series of seminars on Aboriginal rights and Mining Exploration. It was recorded at the Toronto Geological Discussion Group (TGDG) as part of the Mini-Symposium on Canada's Mineral Landscape: Aboriginal Rights and Related Issues on Nov. 19, 2014.
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Rapid Deforestation (1999): We examine the opposition to logging in Papua New Guinea. Subscribe to journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures The bureaucrats in Port Moresby have sold logging rights without consulting vast numbers of landowners. Thrusting spears at the camera, the warriors of Maisin practise the fierce welcome they plan to give the loggers. "We will just have to kill everybody around this place", says Vaso a clan elder who still hopes to keep the loggers out through the courts. He's not defending a poor life he says, "development has to come," but "if there's development the Maisin people have to initiate it." Plenty of others though have welcomed the loggers. The Kosuwa hunter-gatherers signed on the dotted line, yet still without the promised roads and clinics they're sorely disillusioned, "the company bullshitted us." Greenpeace want cashed-up NGOs to step in and stop the deals. But if the rate of logging persists they've got just 15 years left. For downloads and more information visit: https://www.journeyman.tv/film/618/rapid-deforestation For similar stories, see: Will Deforestation Lead To The Extinction Of Tigers? (2011) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4b2wYlgr2A&t=1s Rampant Deforestation Is Destroying China's Woodland (2009) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vIDJfyi7RA Cameroon's Rainforest Under Threat From Illegal Logging (2014) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZ0Ov41hKrY Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews https://twitter.com/JourneymanVOD Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/journeymanpictures ABC Australia – Ref. 0618
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What are the socio-cultural impacts of degraded land and ecologies, and lost livelihoods and changed customs produced by climate change? How are existing struggles over land rights and social justice affected by changing access to water, employment opportunities, shelter and food sources? How do engagements with perspectives on land rights Indigenous and climate change, and Indigenous cultural perspectives, offer new ways of identifying and addressing differentially-distributed impacts. In this panel, speakers will analyse the potential for natural resource management over areas of the Indigenous Estate of high biodiversity and environmental value and the potential for particular forms of environmentalism as alternate development in the Australian context; the overall policy context of land justice and coal mining and energy in India; the implications and associated tensions arising from the overlap of land / forest rights of Indigenous communities and coal resources in the central Indian landscape; and the ways in which Indigenous communities in India are resisting the alienation of land.
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The ancient Wayampi tribe in the heart of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest is on the edge of extinction by deforestation and mining. But the tribe of 1,200 people vow to fight for their land and rights... RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt Follow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RT Listen to us on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/rttv RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.
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In February, women from 20 different countries met in Chiang Mai, Thailand, to discuss the challenges indigenous women and their communities face in relation to their land rights. The International Workshop on Indigenous Women’s Rights, lands and Resources was collaboratively held by the Asian Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) and Forest Peoples Programme (FPP). Natalia Sarapura, from Argentina, talks about the spiritual connection between all humans and the environment and states that the defence of land rights can only be sustained by the equality of men and women. (Spanish Only) Translation: "I think in terms of gender issues for indigenous peoples it is important to think about the cosmic web, which is our existence. Our existence is based on the link that humans have with nature. The men and women fulfil functions in this web. Talking about the defence of natural resources means understanding the link between the environment and the people. Women have traditionally been the guardians of this link via traditional practices and knowledge of traditional medicine. Just like the women’s bodies were taken, creating mestizaje, today the territories of the indigenous peoples are taken to produce cultural genocide of the indigenous peoples. The defence of the territory is sustained by the equality of women and men that are walking this path together. I think only if men and women live in harmony will there be a fight to defend the territories."
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Midnight Oil's official music video for 'The Dead Heart'. Click to listen to Midnight Oil on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/MidnightOilSpotify?IQid=MidOilTDH As featured on Diesel And Dust. Click to buy the track or album via iTunes: http://smarturl.it/MidnightOilDADiTunes?IQid=MidOilTDH Google Play: http://smarturl.it/MidOilTDHGPlay?IQid=MidOilTDH Stream more music from Midnight Oil here: http://smarturl.it/MidOilMulti?IQid=MidOilTDH More from Midnight Oil Beds Are Burning: https://youtu.be/ejorQVy3m8E Forgotten Years: https://youtu.be/X9eap_cKLP4 Blue Sky Mine: https://youtu.be/Ofrqm6-LCqs More great 80's videos here: http://smarturl.it/Ultimate80?IQid=MidOilTDH Follow Midnight Oil Website: http://www.midnightoil.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/midnightoilofficial Subscribe to Midnight Oil on YouTube: http://smarturl.it/MidnightOilSubscribe?IQid=MidOilTDH --------- Lyrics: We don't serve your country Don't serve your king Know your custom don't speak your tongue White man came took everyone We don't serve your country Don't serve your king White man listen to the songs we sing White man came took everything We carry in our hearts the true country And that cannot be stolen We follow in the steps of our ancestry And that cannot be broken We don't serve your country Don't serve your king Know your custom don't speak your tongue White man came took everyone
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Brazilian indigenous children show their love for football. Like many others children in Brazil, they do not have access to adequate sports equipment or facilities. But this don't take their happiness of playing and having fun together. UNICEF Brazil is developing several strategies to guarantee that every child and adolescent in Brazil have the right to play and practice sports. If we make this true, we can be #evenbetter. Shot 100% with GoPro http://GoPro.com Follow UNICEF Brazil here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/unicef.no.brasil Twitter: https://twitter.com/unicefbrasil Instagram: http://instagram.com/UNICEFBrasil
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(29 Jan 2019) Possible ecological damage from a Brazilian iron ore mine dam that burst last week and killed at least 65 people is visible in an indigenous community about 18 kilometers (11 miles) downstream from the dam. The normally greenish Paraopeba River was dark brown on Tuesday after mud flowed out of the dam last Friday. Dead fish, garbage and refuse like plastic sandals were seen floating on its banks by an Associated Press reporting team. Pataxco Indigenous living there say they had been told by Brazilian environmental workers not to fish, take baths in the river or use river water to water the plants they cultivate for food. Village chief Hayo says: "Now we can't do any of that." He goes by one name. Two Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources officials were taking water samples and talking to members of the tribe. The agents said they did not have authorisation to speak with the AP team. Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP_Archive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/APArchives Google+: https://plus.google.com/b/102011028589719587178/+APArchive Tumblr: https://aparchives.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/APNews/ You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/39347d5c12ba6381e27c743e9e7a06e6
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The U.S. is testing heavily armed autonomous drones for combat... and they're working. These computer controlled weapon carriers operate solely on their own and have already been used to attack targets abroad. Is this the future of war? Will soldiers soon be replaced by machines? » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Learn More: How Drones are Redefining "Justice" in Warfare on Hippo Reads: http://read.hipporeads.com/how-drones-redefine-justice-the-hidden-war-on-terror/ "Most opposition voices understand that drone technology itself is here to stay: it is the moral and legal basis for certain applications of the technology that has been called into question." The Future Is Now: Navy's Autonomous Swarmboats Can Overwhelm Adversaries http://www.onr.navy.mil/Media-Center/Press-Releases/2014/autonomous-swarm-boat-unmanned-caracas.aspx Navy Unveils Self-Guided Drone Boats http://nypost.com/2014/10/05/navy-unveils-self-guided-drone-boats/ Office of Naval Research: Autonomous Swarm Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITTvgkO2Xw4&feature=youtu.be More Than 2,400 Dead as Obama's Drone Campaign Marks Five Years http://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/2014/01/23/more-than-2400-dead-as-obamas-drone-campaign-marks-five-years/ Reforming U.S. Drone Strike Policies http://www.cfr.org/wars-and-warfare/reforming-us-drone-strike-policies/p29736 Ethical and Methodological Issues in Assessing Drones' Civilian Impacts in Pakistan http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2014/10/06/ethical-and-methodological-issues-in-assessing-drones-civilian-impacts-in-pakistan/ Department of Justice: Lawfulness of a Lethal Operation Directed Against a U.S. Citizen Who is a Senior Operational Leader of Al-Qa'ida or an Associated Force http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/i/msnbc/sections/news/020413_DOJ_White_Paper.pdf Watch More: Using Drones to Protect Nature https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szV-P__unmU _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Tweet @NowThisNews on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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With Jennifer David, Jocelyn Formsma and Howard Adler (bios below). Moderated by Greg Macdougall. On Saturday Nov 17, 2012 at the Media Democracy Conference - http://organizingforjustice.ca - University of Ottawa, unceded Algonquin territory. Hosted by Organizing For Justice, and the Ottawa Working Group of the Media Co-op. Panel Description: A facilitated discussion on the intersection of Indigenous peoples and the media. What approaches do Indigenous media-makers adopt in doing their work? How well are mainstream and alternative media doing in considering and representing Indigenous perspectives to both Native and non-Native audiences? What work still needs to be done? Bios: Jocelyn Formsma is a member of the Moose Cree First Nation and currently lives in Ottawa, ON. Jocelyn has extensive experience in children's rights and youth engagement and has a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Public Administration. She is currently pursuing her law degree from the University of Ottawa and will graduate in 2015. She is a film maker and host of "The Circle", a radio show featuring Indigenous artists and issues, on CHUO the Ottawa U campus radio station. Jennifer David was born and raised in northern Ontario and is a member of Chapleau Cree First Nation. She has spent her career working in and supporting Aboriginal media in Canada, first at Television Northern Canada, then as APTN's first Director of Communications, then as a consultant with Debwe Communications. Jennifer has a degree in Journalism from Carleton University and currently runs her own First Nation management consulting company called Stonecircle. She recently self-published a book about the launch of APTN: "Original People, Original Television". Howard Adler is an award winning writer, and an artist that has worked in diverse mediums, including visual art, sound art, stained glass, theatre, dance, video editing, and film. In 2009 he won the Canadian Aboriginal Youth Writing Challenge (19-29 age category) with his video script "Johnny Seven Fires". He is currently the Co-Director of the Asinabka Festival, an Indigenous film and media arts festival that had its inaugural year in Ottawa in June 2012. Howard is Jewish and Anishinaabe and a member of Lac des Mille Lacs First Nation in North-western Ontario.
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