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February 12, 2014

After Cultural Survival supporters sent thousands of emails via our and other websites to the US government to urge it to cease funding the forced eviction Ethiopia’s Indigenous Peoples from their lands, the US government took a stance this year in the 2014 Omnibus Appropriations Bill.

February 11, 2014

By Pablo Garcia

February 6, 2014

Celebrating the legacy of Chico Mendes and the courage of thousands of present-day grassroots activists who follow in his footsteps.

April 4-6, 2014
School of International Service
American University, Washington, D.C.

February 5, 2014
On January 30, 2014, Indigenous activist Eriel Deranger, communications manager of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) of Alberta, Canada, presented at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA on the effects of industrialization on her ancestral land of Fort Chipewyan. It was a stop on her “Canada’s Tar Sands Exposed: Exploring the Human and Environmental Costs” campaign tour with fellow activist and renowned environmental photojournalist Garth Lenz.
February 4, 2014
On January 28, 2014, Indigenous Women of the Americas requested John Ashe, President of the United Nations General Assembly, to designate an Indigenous delegate who, together with the states’ representative, will facilitate the process of the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples to be held this September in New York.
February 4, 2014
Francisco Cali Tzay, Mayan Kaqchikel from Guatemala, was elected on February 3, 2014 to a two-year term as President of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) on the first day of its 84th session. Cali Tzay is the first Indigenous expert to hold such a position in the UN system.
February 2, 2014
The National Congress of American Indians did not have the funds to run this ad during the Super Bowl. You should watch it and share it anyway.
February 2, 2014
On January 15-17, 2014, the United Nations held the first International Expert Group Meeting on Indigenous Peoples’ Sexual Health and Reproductive Rights.
February 1, 2014

By Phoebe Farris

January 31, 2014

On January 30, 2014, two days after President Obama’s State of the Union address, policy makers, elected officials, tribal leaders, and the press convened in a Washington DC studio for the annual State of Indian Nations address.