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OAS Opening Statement on the 8th Meeting of the Working Group to prepare the Draft American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

December 4, 2006 | Campaign Update

The OAS 8th meeting of the Working Group to prepare the Draft American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, is from December 4th – 8th 2006 in Washington DC, USA. [...]More »

Canadian NGO's Outraged by UN's Decision to Delay the Adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

November 30, 2006 | Campaign Update

NGO statement on Declaration Public statement November 30, 2006 UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Human rights organizations condemn efforts to block vital human rights instrument  International human rights organizations are outraged and dismayed by the decision of the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly to defer adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights [...]More »

UN Delays the Approval of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People

November 28, 2006 | Campaign Update

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ CAUCUSwww.ipcaucus.net November 28, 2006 UN affirms Indigenous Peoples are not equal to all other Peoples  The Indigenous Caucus is shocked and outraged by the actions of the United Nations, who today failed to adopt the most important international instrument for the promotion and protection of human rights for Indigenous Peoples. [...]More »

US NGO's Write the State Department Over Their Findings from the International Verification Mission to Colombia

November 10, 2006 | Campaign Update

November 10, 2006 Jonathan D. FarrarPrincipal Deputy Assistant SecretaryBureau of Democracy, Human Rights and LaborDepartment of State2201 C Street NWWashington, DC 20520 Dear Mr. [...]More »

U´was Denuncian que Ecopetrol Ingresó Maquinaria a Su Territorio

November 9, 2006 | Actualidad Etnica

Bogotá - Desde el primero de noviembre Ecopetrol ingresó maquinaria para explotación petrolera al territorio U´wa, los indígenas afirman que el gobierno colombiano pasará por encima de sus derechos, Ecopetrol afirma que está cumpliendo con la Licencia Ambiental, ¿Qué está pasando? Con gran preocupación los indígenas U´wa de los departamentos de Santander, Norte de Santander y Casanar [...]More »

UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to be voted on in the UN General Assembly

October 31, 2006 | Campaign Update

On October 31, 2006 draft resolution A/C.3/61/L.18 on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was introduced to the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly. [...]More »

Colombian Ministry of Defense Directive No. 16 / 2006 Policy of Recognition, Prevention, and Protection of Indigenous Communities in Colombia

October 30, 2006 | Campaign Update

On October 30, 2006 the Colombian Ministry of Defense issued Permanent Directive No. 16 / 2006 that outlined a Policy of Recognition, Prevention, and the Protection of the Human Rights of Indigenous Communities in Colombia. This Directive was sent to the Commander of the Colombian Armed Forces, and to the General Director of the Colombian National Police. [...]More »

Colombian Indigenous Face Imminent Extinction

October 26, 2006 | Indian Country Today

They didn't mince words. In the conclusion of the seven-page summary report of Sept. 29, a group of international activists and diplomats stated in plain language what they were predicting for Native communities in Colombia. [...]More »

U'wa Reject Ecopetrol's Oil Project on Their Reserve in Colombia, Amazon Watch Reports

October 23, 2006 | PRNewswire

Tribe Presents Historic Land Titles Granting Legal Ownership Including Sub-surface Rights BOYACA, Colombia - The U'wa nation has rejected a call from the Colombian government to participate in a "prior consultation" about the Siriri/Catleya oil project on their cloudforest homelands and is calling for its cancellation. In recent talks with the government, the U'wa presented colonial land titles which they [...]More »

The U’wa Reject Consultation Process and Ecopetrol’s Oil Project on Their Reserve in Colombia Tribe Presents Historic Land Titles from the Spanish Crown Granting Legal Ownership Including Sub-surface Rights and Calls for Cancellation of Oil Project

October 23, 2006 | Press Release

Boyaca, Colombia – The U’wa nation has rejected a call from the Colombian government to participate in a “prior consultation” process about an oil project on their cloudforest homelands and is calling for the cancellation of Ecopetrol’s Siriri/Catleya oil project. [...]More »

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