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Dormant for 150 years, a lost Indigenous language is brought back to life by a Native woman, setting into motion a vital cultural revitalization process.

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From January 16-18, 2016, Cultural Survival in partnership with Sobrevivencia Cultural, AMARC, Voces Indigenas Panama, and Fundacion Comunicandonos will host the first ever Central American Indigenous Community Radio Conference in Narganá, Comarca Guna Yala, Panamá. The conference will gather over 40 Indigenous community radio volunteers from all over Central America to discuss and share their experience with community media in their respective countries.

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From January 16-18, 2016, Cultural Survival, Fundación Comunicándonos, AMARC (Central American Sub region), Voces Indígenas Panamá, the General Guna Congress, Asociación Sobrevivencia Cultural and Indigenous community radio representatives will bring together representa

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The COP 21 brought 195 countries to the table to commit to decreasing their carbon emissions to keep global temperature rises at a maximum of 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. It is novel in that where the Kyoto Protocol only required certain countries to cut emissions, the Paris Agreement brings everyone to the table, requiring both developed and developing countries to take action, albeit recognizing their differing situations and circumstances. The question on the table now that the goal has been set is, how to we get there, and who will pay for it?

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On December 15, 2015 Naleb, a well recognized Indigenous group, gathered over 30 Guatemalan Indigenous organizations for their 10th workshop in Antigua, Guatemala. The previous nine workshops have focused on drafting a document of demands and recommendations from Indigenous Peoples to their government in order to bring to light these ongoing issues to the newly elected president. This last gathering brought to the table the ambassadors of Spain and Canada to discuss their role in Guatemala.

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On December 12, 2015, after two decades of climate talks within the UN Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC), world leaders from 195 countries in Paris came to a consensus on a legally binding agreement on climate change, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C and reducing carbon emissions across the globe.

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Cameroonian environmental defender Nasako Besingi has support of local and international communities, despite a controversial conviction by local Cameroonian courts on charges of defamation against a US agri-business company Herakles Farms and it’s local subsidiary, SG-SOC Global.

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The Cambodian Government recently delivered a set of ambitious goals that outline how the country plans to take part in achieving the carbon reductions set forth in the UN climate meeting in Paris – the COP21.

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On November 20 and 21, 2015, Cultural Survival Executive Director Suzanne Benally visited three Indigenous community radio stations in Guatemala. After participating in several panels during the VII Continental Meeting of Indigenous Women of the Americas, Benally traveled to three Indigenous communities to learn about the efforts and initiatives they are undertaking in maintaining their community radios.

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Over 600 delegates from 58 countries converged in Meghalaya, India on November 3-7, 2015 to celebrate the ancient food systems, vast traditional knowledge and biocultural diversity of Indigenous Peoples as part of the International Terra Madre conference.

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A new report, entitled Who Watches the Watchmen? released by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and Grassroots, demonstrates that the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil, the industry oversight body that charges itself with certifying palm oil as sustainable, is failing to address the concerning and harmful practices of many palm oil companies it certifies as socially and environmentally ethical.

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