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Standing Strong from the Ground

While many of us have grown up in our respective Indigenous communities, we also participate in the international discussions and forums convened to address the issues of Indigenous Peoples, which means our work often spans a complexity of spaces and challenges.

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Executive Director's Message: Standing Strong From the Ground

While many of us have grown up in our respective Indigenous communities, we also participate in the international discussions and forums convened to address the issues of Indigenous Peoples, which means our work often spans a complexity of spaces and
challenges.

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The Pacific Takes Center Stage: An Interview with Maia Nuku

There is a long, uneasy history between Indigenous Peoples and museums fraught with complexity. Controversies abound concerning misappropriated artifacts, collection of human remains, the lack of accurate contemporary representations, as well as the scarcity of Indigenous voices within institutional leadership. But change is on the horizon.

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Justice is Served: Achuar Celebrate Victory Over Occidental Petroleum

Big oil companies are notorious for their interest
in maximizing return for their shareholders, but for too long Indigenous people have been paying the cost. The impact of extractive industries on Indigenous lands is indisputable, and no amount of money can compensate for the destruction of human life and contamination of water, air, and land. This holds especially true for the Achuar people of the Peruvian Amazon.

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Mainstreaming Indigenous Rights: Victoria Tauli-Corpuz

Cultural Survival spoke with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Victoria Tauli-Corpuz (Igorot from The Philippines), former Cultural Survival board member, at January’s Expert Meeting of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York. Danielle DeLuca What are your priorities for the next year during your term of Special Rapporteur?

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International Indigenous Women’s Forum (FIMI) “Fears and tears bound women (and some men, too),
Shackles that need to be broken.
Together in harmony and peace we can live,
If we open the path for man and woman to walk hand-in-hand, If our mat welcomes both to sit together as equals, When we do not leave anyone behind, All together we can move forward to a life of bliss.”

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Maya Win Unprecedented Land Rights In Belize At International Courts

“The struggle of the Maya is the struggle of all people.” -Alfonso Cal: President of the assembly of traditional leaders

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#SOSBLAKAUSTRALIA: Stop the Forced Closure of Aboriginal Communities

In the early hours of “Black Friday,” March 13, 2015, growing frustrations in the Aboriginal community
had reached a pressure point. After the repeated failure of successive governments to honor Australia’s First Nations at the most basic levels, the perfect storm was brewing. Compounding this, the global lurch to the right under the guise of “austerity” had seemingly become a code-switch of government to normalize racism, bigotry, oppression, and genocide.

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Nihígaal Bee Iiná: A Movement in Motion

On February 1 on top of Mt. Tzoodził (Turquoise Mountain), one of the sacred mountains of the Navajo/Diné, a group of young Navajo walkers arrived. Their journey commenced 26 days earlier in Grants, New Mexico, and covered 200 miles of the dust-ridden, snowy, and industrially exploited land of Eastern Navajo Agency. It was a walk to reclaim the beauty and balance in the outer and inner landscapes of their ancestral land.

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