Indigenous Peoples

Young people celebrate indigenous heritage through music

Young indigenous people should celebrate their heritage and revitalize their native languages through making music.

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UN Gender Focus: wartime sexual violence, indigenous peoples and refugee mothers

Sexual violence in conflict crimes “so bad” in South Sudan

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“Disconnection” is the greatest challenge facing indigenous peoples

“Disconnection” from past traditions due to colonization is the greatest challenge that indigenous peoples must still overcome.

That’s according to Jandy Craig, a member of the White Mountain Apache tribe in Arizona.

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Indigenous can play critical role in the fight against hunger

Indigenous peoples can play a critical role in the fight against hunger, according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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UN chief urges greater efforts to improve health and well-being of indigenous peoples

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on the international community to commit to do more to improve the health and well-being of indigenous peoples, who face a wide range of challenges from inadequate sanitation and housing to high rates of diabetes, drug and alcohol abuse.

Peru: UN experts warn indigenous peoples’ rights at risk if polluted land re-licensed

Two United Nations human rights experts warned today against the proposed re-licensing of heavily polluted land in the Department of Loreto region of Peru, saying the move would perpetuate and exacerbate serious violations of human rights of indigenous peoples, including their right to health, food and water.