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    Resources: 19 listings
    Name and Description Nation Location
    A Message from the Huaorani
    Huaorani America - South
    The following letter was sent to Conoco by the Huaorani organization in the Ecuadoran Amazon (ONHAE). 1991.
    Accusation by the Mapuche community of Jose Jineo
    Mapuche America - South
    This declaration, made by the Mapuche of Jose Jineo, Chile, gives an example of the kind of land-grabbing which is attempted on indigenous territory, with the connivance of the military junta - even though the community has legal title, and no single member has requested sale or division of the land.
    African Palm And Indian Ethnocide
      America - South
    SAIIC recently received the following press releases from the Confederation of Indian Nations in the Ecuadorian Amazon (CONFENIAE).
    Amazonian Peoples on Biodiversity and IPR
      America - South
    Resolutions from the Coordinating Body of Indigenous Communities of the Amazon Basin's Regional Meeting.
    Amazonian Peoples on Biodiversity and IPR
      America - South
    Coordinadora de las Organizaciones Indígenas de la Cuenca Amazonica (Coordinating Body of Indigenous Communities of the Amazon Basin; COICA) (1994)
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    Darien Gap
    Kuna America - Central
    Resolution of the Indigenous Embera Wounaan and Kuna peoples of Panama at a national encounter on May 8, 1994 to discuss extension of the Pan-American highway.
    Emancipation which means Destruction
    The tribal people of Brazil were faced with a Draft Emancipation Decree which was the very opposite and was intended to be the rubric for the final integration of the Indian. An Assembly of native leaders forcefully rejected a form of "emancipation" which would rob them of their land rights.
      America - South
    The declaration states the conclusions of participants in the Floating Semi inar of the Paraguay River, organized by Sobrevivencia - Friends of the Earth Paraguay and the Coall ition Rios Vivos Paraguay-Parani-Plata, who descended the Paraguay River between 17-27 July, 1996 as part of a permanent dialogue with the populations of the La Plata Basin.
    Indigenous Delegates Statement: "Arctic to Amazonia" Conference
    Kayapo Support Group Newsletter, Fall/Winter 1989-90
    Land owners since time immemorial
      America - South
    The First Memorandum Presented to the Government by the Amuesha Congress 1969
    Llamado de las FARC-EP a las Comunidades Indígenas del Sur Occidente Colombiano
      America - South
    "Las comunidades y los pueblos, no pueden ni deben olvidar la memoria de sus viejos, al contrario, se requiere a menudo caminar sobre sus huellas." Montañas del Sur occidente Colombiano 12 de Agosto del 2001
    May We Dream of a Better Future?
      America - South
    A Letter from Indigenous Peoples of the Pantanal to the International Development Bank; Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, January 27, 1996.
    OAS Drafts Inter-American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
    Sept. 19, 1995 Recently, the Organization of American States (OAS) distributed a rough draft of a Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. On February 27-28, 1996, the IACHR (see below) of the OAS organized a reunion in Guatemala in which Indigenous leaders critiqued the declaration.
    Present Struggles: Forests
      America - Central
    The Compania Administradora Comercial Sociedad Anonima is a descendant of the Sociedad Agricola y Forestal Suxaola which, with north American capital, took over lands - abandoned by another company in 1947 - that lay on Talamanca territory, Costa Rica. When the government granted the company a lease to develop 10,000 acres of forest in 1983, Talamanca Indian associations protested to members of Parliament, many of whom received them favourably.
      America - Central
    Resolution of the Indigenous Embera, Wounaan and Kuna peoples of Panama at the second national meeting to discuss the construction of the Pan-American Highway on October 7-8, 1994, in the Kuna community of Pindupe, Comara Madungandi. October 7, 1994
    Suma Leaders Denounce Timber Concessions
    Suma America - Central
    The following letter, denouncing the concessions was written by Suma leaders and sent to Mark Plotkin of Conservation International. Managua, September 4, 1991
    The Anchorage Declaration
    From 20-24 April, 2009, Indigenous representatives from the Arctic, North America, Asia, Pacific, Latin America, Africa, Caribbean and Russia met in Anchorage, Alaska for the Indigenous Peoples’ Global Summit on Climate Change.
    The Indigenous Peoples' Perspective on Autonomous Development
      America - South
    1989-All of the Amazonian countries have made preposterous claims that the great empty Amazon jungle can finance national development, it can provide an alternative for overcoming historical structural problems, and it can become the countries' breadbasket. These flippant and irresponsible claims, which have been the basis for development policies for over three decades, are of great concern for us.
    The Iquitos Declaration
      America - South
    Coordinadora de las Organizaciones Indígenas de la Cuenca Amazonica (Coordinating Body of Indigenous Communities of the Amazon Basin; COICA) (May 9-11, 1990)
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