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International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

There are an estimated 370 million indigenous people in the world, living across 90 countries. They make up less than 5 per cent of the world’s population, but account for 15 per cent of the poorest. They speak an overwhelming majority of the world’s estimated 7,000 languages and represent 5,000 …

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Indigenous peoples tell UN of persecution

By Fabíola Ortiz Indigenous peoples are being persecuted and have called for an urgent examination of the dangerous situation faced by those defending their rights and the environment. Violations of indigenous rights and the lack of proper consultations on the impacts of large infrastructure and extractive projects took centre stage …

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