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The Cherangany Multipurpose Development Programme (CHEMUDEP) in Nairobi, Kenya works for the land, culture, language, and natural resource rights of Indigenous Peoples through community empowerment, human rights advocacy, and general development. The organization was founded in 2003 by the Cherangany people and has been working to develop and implement its community protocol for  obtaining the Cherangany community's Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC).

Kenya: Demand the World Bank Compensate the Maasai

For the Maasai people of the Rift Valley in Kenya, being evicted from their homeland has become all too common. Over the years, the government of Kenya has dispossessed over 4,000 families in the Naivasha region. Without alternative land to settle on or compensation for the losses they incurred during forced evictions, these families’ fates are uncertain. In the 1980s, the Maasai were evicted from their land to facilitate the creation of the Hells Gate National Park.

As a presidential memorandum aims to intimidate the resistance against the Dakota Access oil pipeline passing through the Standing Rock Sioux’s lands in North Dakota, Indigenous Peoples from all over the world have come out to show their solidarity while they, too, oil pipelines crossing their lands without their consent.
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