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On January 16th and 17th, 2016, Narganá, Comarca Guna Yala, Panama became the birthplace of the Central American Network of Indigenous Community Radios, with more than 40 radio directors from all seven countries in Central America as witnesses. Multiplying efforts to democratize communication in the region, this network will build on and strengthen community radio movements in each country.

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On January 19-21, 2016 the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues held an Expert Group Meeting on Indigenous Languages at the UN Headquarters in New York. This meeting was a call to action for the preservation and revitalization of Indigenous languages. It is estimated that of the 6,000 to 7,000 oral languages in the world, one language dies every two weeks or less. Most of the languages experiencing this extinction are Indigenous ones. The experts at the meeting discussed methods of revitalizing Indigenous languages by examining successful initiatives as well as proposing new strategies.

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A Gathering of Nations: First-Ever World Indigenous Games Held in Brazil

All photos courtesy of Tiago Zenero/PNUD Brasil. 

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A New Era of Exploitation? Mining Sami Lands in Sweden

A dirt road leads deep into a thick forest of pine and spruce some 25 miles west of the small town of Jokkmokk, in Norrbotten County, in Sweden’s far north. Beard lichen, an indicator of the pure air quality, hangs thickly from the branches while Siberian and Eurasian jays dart between the trees harboring a bounty of berries.

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