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First global pact backing indigenous land rights launched

Native peoples struggling to retain or regain stewardship of forests that sustained them for countless generations may finally have backing from an organisation with both swag and sway. The International Land and Forest Tenure Facility — the first and only global institution dedicated to securing the land rights of indigenous communities worldwide — was formally launched…

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Trudeau Says Canada Failed Indigenous People

Indigenous peoples were “victims” of a government that set out to destroy their culture, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday in what are perhaps the most expansive comments ever made by a North American leader on the topic of indigenous peoples. Trudeau’s speech to the United Nations General Assembly focused on Canada’s abuse and humiliation…

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First People Then And Now

Brazil: Indigenous groups condemn alleged massacre

Sao Paulo, Brazil – Prosecutors are investigating a reported massacre in which members of an “uncontacted” indigenous tribe were allegedly killed by illegal gold miners in a distant part of the country’s Amazon. The news has been widely condemned by advocacy groups that say Brazil is backsliding on its obligation to protect indigenous peoples and their…

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Blackboard Collaborate now Available to Djambarrpuy  u Speakers in Australia

Blackboard and Charles Darwin University bring high education opportunities to Indigenous communities DARWIN, Australia, Sept. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Blackboard Inc. today announced the availability of the Djambarrpuyŋu version of Blackboard Collaborate, its virtual collaborative learning solution. Developed in partnership with Charles Darwin University and a team of Djambarrpuyŋu speakers and translators, this new language version…

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Aboriginal Tent Embassy

First People Then And Now   Aboriginal Tent Embassy     The Aboriginal Tent Embassy was established on the lawns of Parliament House in Canberra in 1972 as a protest against  the treatment of Aboriginal people in Australia. The Aboriginal Tent Embassy became a symbol of injustice to Aboriginal people. It continues to be a site of Aboriginal protest.

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Aboriginal History

First People Then And Now   Aboriginal History     In the book, First People Then And Now, the author Marji Hill presents the big picture – Aboriginal history, rich cultural heritage, British invasion, resistance, and the process of reclaiming an almost lost inheritance.

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