People’s Summit, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

June 21, 2012 We, movements for the defense of water and Mother Earth gathered at the Blue Pavilion inside the Cúpula dos Povos, collectively share a vision that water is a commons, not a commodity. The Earth’s pristine waters give life to an astonishing diversity of...

Photos courtesy of Ben Powless IEN Delegate

The photos taken during the signing and the presentation of the Kari-Oca Declaration to officials at the UN RIO+20 Summit in Brazil in this gallery – are just some of the many taken by Ben Powless over the many days of gatherings at the Kari-Oca Village. You can...

Presentation of Kari-Oca II Declaration to Government of Brazil

At the United Nations Earth Summit Rio+20, Indigenous Peoples from throughout the world converged at Kari-Oca village to articulate their issues and demands to world leaders gathered for the UNCSD Rio+20. On Thursday, June 21, 2012, representatives presented the...

KARI-OCA 2 DECLARATION

“INDIGENOUS PEOPLES GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON RIO+20 AND MOTHER EARTH” Haga clic aquí para leer en español. Clique aqui para ler em Português. We, the Indigenous Peoples of Mother Earth assembled at the site of Kari-Oka I, sacred Kari-Oka Púku, Rio de Janeiro to...

Protests, appeals sideline politicians at Rio+20 meet

AFP – World leaders were elbowed out of the spotlight at the Earth summit on Thursday as civil society blasted corporate capitalism and political compromise while celebrities clamored for an Arctic sanctuary. On its penultimate day, UN chief Ban Ki-moon defended...

“Join me in Earth Revolution”

As the youth gathered to pronounce the failure of the Rio + 20 outcomes document, it was Ta’Kaiya, hoisted on the shoulders of her First Nations brother Clayton Thomas Muller and sister Kandi Mosset from IEN that spoke most clearly, for me, and for thousands of others...

Mother Earth Should Not Be “Owned, Privatised and Exploited”

Aline Jenckel interviews, TOM B.K. GOLDTOOTH, executive director of the Indigenous Environmental Network – IPS News.Net The declaration, part of preparations for the upcoming U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development, frequently referred to as Rio+20, in June,...

Declaração KARI‐OCA 2

“CONFERÊNCIA MUNDIAL DOS Povos Indígenas SOBRE RIO+20 e a Mãe TERRA” 13‐22 Junho 2012 Nós, os Povos Indígenas da Mãe Terra reunidos na sede da Kari-Oca I, sagrado Kari-Oka Púku, no Rio de Janeiro para participar da Conferência das Nações Unidas sobre Desenvolvimento...

DECLARACION DE KARI‐OCA 2

Portuguese | Spanish Press Advisory Indigenous Peoples Denounce Green Economy and REDD+ as Privatization of Nature TIME: 10:00 a.m. DAY: Friday, 15 June 2012 PLACE: Clube de Engenhara, Avenida Rio Branco 124-18 andar Indigenous Peoples of the world participating in...

Rio+ 20 News

No REDD They want to see us as gardeners in our own lands” The International Alliance of Indigenous and Local Communities on Climate Change held a press conference at the Peoples Summit in Rio to expose ’green economy’ and the REDD mechanism (Reducing Emission from...

UNPFII Discussion: Doctrine of Discovery

United Nations Permanent Forum 11th Session New York, 1-18 May 2012 Item 3 Discussion on the special theme for the year: “The Doctrine of Discovery: its enduring impact on indigenous peoples and the right to redress for past conquests (articles 28 md 3’7...