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Indigenous women join protests for land rights in Asia. Credit: IWGIA

Indigenous women join protests for land rights in Asia. Credit: IWGIA

By Baher Kamal
ROME, May 26 2017 (IPS)

Asia is home to the largest number of indigenous peoples on Earth, with an estimated 260 million of a total of 370 million original inhabitants worldwide. In spite of their huge number-equaling half of the combined population of Europe– they are often victims of discrimination and denial of their rights.

With its 4.4 billion inhabitants, Asia is, in fact, one of the most culturally diverse regions in the world. “Indigenous peoples live in all the Asian countries,” said to IPS Signe Leth, Senior Advisor on [...]

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The Ecologist (blog)

The Ecologist (blog)

Australia's time to recognise indigenous peoples' sovereignty
The Ecologist (blog)
Seven delegates walked out in protest on Thursday, concerned that any reform would lead to a loss of sovereignty. Not all returned. However, the statement reflects a strong consensus position of Indigenous Australians. It is the culmination of three ...
Bold constitutional reform needed-PearsonThe West Australian

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BBC News

BBC News

Amnesty awards Alicia Keys, indigenous activism with top honour
BBC News
The protest movement began in Saskatchewan in 2012 and spread across the country as individual groups began holding rallies and demonstrations calling for greater respect for indigenous sovereignty and rights, and more environmental protections.

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CTV News

CTV News

'Issue of public safety': Arrest made at Imperial Metals protest
CTV News
... the statement said. The group said its actions, which include blockades on mining roads and protesters entering Imperial Metals' downtown Vancouver office, are being carried out under the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

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SBS

SBS

Delegates walk out of Constitutional recognition forum in protest
SBS
Mr Collard emphasized that the situation for Indigenous peoples across the country vary widely, and he feels Western Australian people haven't been properly represented in the Referendum Council. “There are a lot of Aboriginal groups in WA ... From ...
Constitutional recognition 'must produce substantive reform'The Australian

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Newsweek

Newsweek

Nigeria's Vice-President Says Biafra Must Remain Part of Country, 50 Years After Brutal War
Newsweek
Nigerian police arrested Nnamdi Kanu, a British Nigerian dual national, in Lagos in October 2015; Kanu is the head of the secessionist Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Biafra Trump protest Supporters of the Indigenous People of ... Pro-Biafra ...

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