indigenous peoples

Sangma set to float new party


July 30th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 30 (IANS) After his unsuccessful bid for Raisina Hill, former Lok Sabha speaker Purno A. Sangma is set to float a new political party next month, an ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

EU asks Bangladesh to address human rights violations


July 22nd, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 22 (IANS) Bangladesh needs to address the issue of human rights violations because it is similar to violation of democracy, the European Union (EU) ambassador to the country ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Community land rights unenforced in Third World


May 30th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Millions of forest people in tropical nations, including India, have won unprecedented legal rights to land but laws ensuring community land rights to them remain ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Mexico sees adventure tourism as job generator


October 19th, 2011 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
San Cristobal de las Casas (Mexico), Oct 19 (IANS/EFE) Mexico will promote adventure tourism, not only to lure visitors but also to generate jobs.President Felipe Calderon pointed to Mexico's "enormous ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Parts of northeast cut-off as train services suspended


October 10th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Silchar, Oct 10 (IANS) The northeastern states of Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur and parts of Assam were cut-off from the rest of the country Monday after the railways suspended all train ... Read more...

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National meet to discuss tribal welfare issues


March 27th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Around 5,000 delegates from different tribal groups across the country will attend a three-day All India Adivasi Mahasabha at the Talkatora Stadium here from Monday. ... Read more...

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Rare photos of endangered Amazonians released to bring attention to their plight


February 1st, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 1 (ANI): Rare photographs of natives of the Amazon have been released by Brazil to bring attention to the plight of the indigenous people, who rights groups say are faced ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Nepal group takes up missing Naga leader’s cause


October 3rd, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Oct 3 (IANS) Nepal's biggest organisation of indigenous peoples has taken up the cause of a rebel leader from India's Nagaland state who reportedly went missing last week after ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

World telecom meet lays roadmap for growth


June 4th, 2010 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 4 (IANS) The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Friday adopted the Hyderabad Action Plan, outlining a road map to foster the global development of information and communication technology (ICT) networks and ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

“Double burial” was practiced for 4,500 years in ancient Mexico


March 11th, 2010 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 11(ANI): The first known evidence of "double burials" has revealed that ancient people in what is now Mexico, routinely dug up decomposing bodies and took off their arms, legs, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

UN envoy blasts Australia for breaching rights of indigenous population


February 25th, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb.25 (ANI): The UN Special Rapporteur on indigenous peoples, James Anaya, has blasted Australia for breaching its international human rights obligations by imposing welfare restrictions and alcohol and pornography bans in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

90 percent of world’s languages will disappear in 100 years: UN


January 14th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) A UN report on the state of the world's indigenous peoples Thursday said about 90 percent of the world's languages which are spoken by indigenous peoples may ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chaco indigenous people suffer forced labour, abuse: UN


September 1st, 2009 - 5:40 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 1 (DPA) Indigenous people of the Chaco regions in both Bolivia and Paraguay suffer forced labour, severe poverty and human rights abuses, a United Nations panel on indigenous issues ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

UN says racism entrenched in Australia


August 27th, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug.27 (ANI): THE United Nations special rapporteur on indigenous rights has said there is "entrenched" racism in Australia.James Anaya didn't pull any punches after his two-week visit of the country, saying ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Unicef calls for greater protection of indigenous people (Lead)


August 11th, 2009 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 11 (IANS) The United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) has called for greater protection of the world's 370 million indigenous people who are considered the most vulnerable members of human ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

UN observes international day of indigenous people


August 11th, 2009 - 5:40 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 11 (Xinhua) The UN Monday observed the International Day of the World's Indigenous People with a focus on the threat from HIV/AIDS. In a message to mark the day, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Over half of world’s school dropouts are from minorities: Report


July 16th, 2009 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 16 (IANS) Nearly two decades after world leaders pledged to provide education for all irrespective of caste and gender, the promise remains unfulfilled and more than half of the world's ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New monkey discovered in remote region in Brazil


July 8th, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has announced the discovery of a new monkey in a remote region of the Amazon in Brazil.The monkey is related to saddleback tamarins, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Peru to repeal Amazon development plans after clashes


June 16th, 2009 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Lima, June 16 (EFE) Peru's Prime Minister Yehude Simon has said the government will ask parliament to revoke the controversial decrees on foreign investment in the Amazon region that had spurred more ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Evidence indicates maize was domesticated 8,700 years ago in Mexico


March 24th, 2009 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 24 (ANI): An international team of researchers has found the earliest physical evidence for domesticated maize in Mexico, dating back to at least 8,700 calendar years ago, which is ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tribal based party in Tripura seeks separate state


March 7th, 2009 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 7 (IANS) A tribal based political party Saturday demanded the creation of a separate state carved out of Tripura, a move seen as an attempt to whip up emotions ahead ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Polar bears could become extinct because of melting ice at the Artic


September 17th, 2008 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 17 (ANI): Scientists have warned that Polar bears and other rare species could become extinct, as latest figures show rapid melting of the Artic sea ice, which is at ... Read more...

Posted in National |

World Bank launches film contest to highlight climate change


August 26th, 2008 - 3:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 26 (Xinhua) The World Bank Monday announced the launch of a worldwide documentary film contest that will highlight the social aspects of climate change."There is a need to see climate ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Biopirates hijack traditional knowledge about nature


May 14th, 2008 - 10:40 am ICT by admin
By Simone Humml Hamburg, May 14 (DPA) Business concerns in the West often make money by patenting their own medicines and agricultural products based on the traditional knowledge of indigenous peoples. A US ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bolivian leader Morales denounces global business


April 22nd, 2008 - 2:07 pm ICT by admin
DPA New York, April 22 (DPA) Bolivia's President Evo Morales carried his national reform plans to the United Nations Monday, telling a meeting of world indigenous peoples to be wary of transnational corporations ... Read more...

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Indigenous people excluded in climate policies: report


April 19th, 2008 - 11:30 am ICT by admin
London, April 19 (IANS) The ingenuity of indigenous people is too often overlooked by policymakers deciding on climate change even though they are among the most vulnerable, according to a report. The ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Chin refugees in India celebrate their National Day


February 20th, 2008 - 8:18 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 20 (ANI): Chin students from Myanmar, who are living as refugees in New Delhi, celebrated the 52nd anniversary of Chin National Day on Wednesday. The Chins took out a procession ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Australia publicly reveals text of “Stolen Generation” apology


February 12th, 2008 - 7:10 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, Feb.12 (ANI): The wording of the apology that Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd will make on Wednesday to the "Stolen Generations", or Aborigines, has been revealed. "The time has now come for ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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