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Cultural Survival (CS) is a global leader in advancing the world’s Indigenous Peoples’ rights to their lands, languages, and cultures. We seek a Director of Development who will provide vision and leadership for the organization’s fundraising operation.

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The fourteenth session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) was held from April 20 to May 1, 2015. At this crucial meeting, the Permanent Forum brought together delegates, State representatives, and experts to discuss a wide range of issues affecting Indigenous Peoples, and how States, communities, and United Nations agencies can work together to improve the lives of Indigenous Peoples and to advocate for their rights. The recently released report from the fourteenth session calls particular attention to the problem of suicide among Indigenous youth, to Indigenous Peoples living in the Pacific region, and to the negative effects that climate change could have on Indigenous Peoples around the world.

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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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The following is an abridged version of Professor S. James Anaya’s paper submitted for the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Expert Group Meeting Dialogue on an optional protocol to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which took place January 27–29, 2015. The meeting discussed whether a new mechanism should be created to address the implementation gap in the Declaration Is there an implementation gap?

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