Sunday, September 16, 2007

Intense global dialogue results from UN Indigenous vote

Indigenous respond to adoption of Declaration of Rights
Indigenous world celebrates passage of UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Statements of Indian leaders from around the world

US has gall to call Venezuela a dictatorship?

Latin America Indigenous leaders take serious look:
"The 12-page Declaration states that indigenous peoples have the right 'to autonomy or self-government in matters relating to their internal and local affairs.' It also says native peoples have the right to maintain their cultures and to not be displaced from their land, and urges states to indemnify them when their land or resources are used or damaged without their consent.Bolivian President Evo Morales, who is himself an Aymara Indian, said he was pleased with the approval of the Declaration, and added that 'These standards will help ensure that everyone has the same rights and that we will stop being marginalised.'"Read story:

Canada's 'slap in the face'

Hawaii Star Bulletin: Dream Declaration won't help Indigenous issues
Issues: Non-indigenous fear losing land and US failure to recognize true sovereignty and self-governance

Australia: UN vote reveals racist, redneck nations aligned with South Africa's Apartheid
Australia's Aboriginal land grab wears sinister face

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