UNPO News

Aug 10, 2018

Alternative Narratives - Diversity Within the Sami Community

While the Sami, an Arctic people indigenous to Northern Finland, Norway, Russia and Sweden, are generally associated with reindeer husbandry and traditional ways of living, the community has historically been much more diverse than has been related in popular depictions and narratives. After achieving remarkable political successes in the course of the 20th century, an increasing number of Sami artists...

Aug 10, 2018

Alternative Narratives - Diversity Within the...

While the Sami, an Arctic people indigenous to Northern Finland, Norway, Russia and Sweden, are generally associated with reindeer husbandry and traditional ways of living, the community has historically...

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Aug 09, 2018

UNPO Observes International Day of the World’s...

Today, Thursday 9 August 2018, is the 24th International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples since its creation by the United Nations in December 1994. The date was chosen because it marks the...

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Aug 09, 2018

Brazilian Indigenous Organisations Struggle for...

On the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples of 2018, leaderships from the “Articulation of the Indigenous Peoples of Brazil” (in Portuguese, “Articulação...

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Aug 07, 2018

The Worldwide Struggle to Recognize Indigenous...

All over the world, Indigenous Peoples are struggling to have the rights over their ancestral lands recognized. Contrasted to the processes which companies such as the ones related to the palm oil industry...

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Aug 07, 2018

UPDATED: Anti-Slavery Activist Biram Dah Abeid...

In the early morning of Tuesday, 7 August 2018, Mauritanian police took internationally recognized anti-slavery activist Biram Dah Abeid into custody. Being the leader of the Initiative for the Resurgence...

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Aug 06, 2018

Hakkpaan and BHRO Publish Report on Enforced Disappearances...

The Human Rights Council of Balochistan and Baloch Human Rights Organisation have published their bi-annual report on the state of human rights in the Balochistan territory occupied by Pakistan. Focusing...

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Aug 02, 2018

A Long Way to Free and Fair: The 2018 Pakistan...

Last Wednesday, 25 July 2018, fifty-two percent of Pakistan’s registered voters participated in the country’s third democratic elections. Although there were high tensions leading up to election...

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Aug 02, 2018

Minority Languages Under Siege in Russia and ...

On 19 June 2018, the Russian government approved a law restricting the right to receive pre-school, primary and basic secondary education in a child’s native language. This will severely infringe...

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