Indigenous peoples’ rights to autonomy and self-government: the case of Rapa Nui, Chile

12 Mar 2019 - 07:57

Rapa Nui is a non-self-governing territory whose colonial government is located in the regional capital of Valparaíso, 4,000 km away

Millions of forest-dwelling indigenous peoples are facing eviction in India

10 Mar 2019 - 11:21

These families live in and around 500 wildlife sanctuaries and 90 national parks; but many live there sustainably and have protected the forests long before these areas...

International Year of Indigenous Languages

28 Ene 2019 - 09:54

UNESCO predicts that between 50-90% of indigenous languages (app. 3000 languages) will disappear by the end of this century, being replaced with English, Mandarin or Spanish.

Recommendations from Uganda's National Dialogue on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Extractive Industries

12 Dic 2018 - 08:27

IWGIA's Senior Advisor on Land Rights, Marianne Wiben: ”The National dialogue on extractive industries and the rights of indigenous peoples in Uganda was very successful".

New land law threatens millions of livelihoods in Myanmar

4 Dic 2018 - 09:03

IWGIA is greatly concerned that the rapid implementation of the amended law may increase land conflicts and grievances rather than solve them

Climate Change and indigenous peoples

28 Nov 2018 - 09:41

Indigenous peoples are among the most vulnerable to the negative impact generated by climate change owing to their lifestyle and close relationship with the land

The Arhuacos’ last stand in the heights of Sierra Nevada

16 Oct 2018 - 09:38

Indigenous communities’ livelihood in Colombia is threatened as they are struggling to keep their ancestral territory. The Arhuaco peoples have organised themselves.

Defending the Defenders: Recommendations from the conference

10 Oct 2018 - 08:36

"To a large degree, perpetrators of crimes against indigenous peoples continue to act with impunity. We all have an obligation to do our best to stop this. We need to act"

Support to the Ogiek Peoples shall ensure implementation of historic African Court ruling

26 Sep 2018 - 00:15

During the last decade, the Ogiek peoples have had to defend their rights to their ancestral land and have several times been evicted and seen their homes burned down by the..

Indigenous Peoples innovative process of establishing UNPFII and IWGIA's role in it

3 Sep 2018 - 10:08

Since the establishment of the Forum, many UN bodies have adopted specific policies related to indigenous peoples and developed specific programmes targeting indigenous people

Conference programme for "Defending the Defenders"

3 Sep 2018 - 09:39

One of the most serious shortcomings in human rights protection is the trend towards the use of legislation and the justice system to penalize and criminalize indigenous...

Presentaron: “Deforestación en tiempos de cambio climático”

17 Ago 2018 - 07:44

Recopila doce artículos sobre deforestación y sus impactos. En presentación participaron el antropólogo Alberto Chirif y el economista Hugo Cabieses. Descarga libre.

Facts about indigenous peoples

9 Ago 2018 - 11:24

Indigenous peoples present a vast spectrum of differentiated organisational representations depending on their history, relationship with the State, level of recognition and..

50 years defending indigenous peoples’ rights

9 Ago 2018 - 11:00

In fact, more than ever before in recent times, indigenous human rights defenders are being killed, attacked or harassed in their endeavours to protect their land.

Indigenous land in Russia declared World Heritage

1 Ago 2018 - 08:41

“The decision by the World Heritage Committee is an acknowledgment of the Udege’s persistent struggle to preserve their territory”, tells Julie Koch, IWGIA’s executive directo

IWGIA's statement at the annual meeting in the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

25 Jul 2018 - 12:36

IWGIA was present at EMRIP 11th session, made a statement about the worrying tendencies of an increased criminalization of indigenous environmental and human rights defenders

When economic development destroys indigenous peoples' livelihood

9 Jun 2018 - 01:20

Around 10 million people in Nepal are officially considered indigenous and they currently experience an increasing and aggressive pressure to take their land

Bangladesh: Indigenous girls targets of rape and murder in Chittagong Hill Tracts

8 Jun 2018 - 01:58

The numbers speak for themselves: incidents of violence against indigenous women have been increasing every year, according to Kapaeeng Foundation.