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Expansion of Coal and Indigenous Sovereignty in Canada

BY SIDNEY COLES FOR DEBATES INDÍGENAS

Despite its global reputation for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Canada has a strong contributing extractive sector. Much of its mining activity is concentrated in British Columbia, where 62% of all Canadian coal is produced. The new coal plant project that will produce between 775,000 and 825,000 tons has members of Indigenous communities in the region at odds with one another. The Tenas mine threatens to contaminate the Telkwa River, affect salmon and reindeer populations and put the ecosystem at risk.

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The Indigenous World 2024: Respecting and promoting Indigenous Peoples´ rights to lands and self-determination: ensuring a sustainable future for all

IWGIA is proud to have launched The Indigenous World 2024 on 16 April at the 23rd session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York. Kathrin Wessendorf, IWGIA Executive Director, started the event by warmly thanking the contributors of the book, including the authors who voluntarily report on the situation of Indigenous Peoples every year, adding how “Indigenous Peoples´ struggle for their right to self-determination continues to inspire our work throughout the years”.

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Peru: a democracy that excludes victims

BY ANA MARÍA VIDAL CARRASCO FOR DEBATES INDÍGENAS

Alberto Fujimori's dictatorship forcibly sterilized at least 6,974 women, especially rural Indigenous and Quechua-speaking people. To carry it out, the government simulated a supposed public policy that would empower sexual and reproductive rights. Although this crime was used in several electoral campaigns, none of the democratically elected presidents have advanced the development of a policy for reparations for the victims. While the Judiciary denies them access to justice, reality shows us that we have a democracy that was never built among equals.

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Weaving networks among indigenous women of the sea: everyday political action and resistance from the territories

BY KARINA VARGAS HERNÁNDEZ FOR DEBATES INDÍGENAS

Indigenous women in Chile who inhabit coastal areas come together with the shared goal of defending the ocean, protecting biodiversity, and exercising their rights. Among their main issues are inequity in caregiving tasks, lack of recognition for their work and contributions to ocean governance, wage gaps, and lack of opportunities. Through local and national gatherings, they propose solutions for the protection of their territories and their communities.

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Women face the patriarchal and colonial legacy of mining extractivism

BY ELIZABETH LÓPEZ CANELAS FOR INDIGENOUS DEBATES

One of Bolivia's main social and historical debts relates to the impact of traditional mining on women's health. Feminicides, physical and psychological violence, and mercury contamination are the most common of its consequences. In turn, the domination of men in communities in new mining regions, due to the migration of male workers, has led to the growth of human trafficking, prostitution, and alcoholism. As the problem deepens, there are no systematic studies on the health effects of heavy metal accumulation in the body.

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