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Call for Donation: Helping the Indigenous Peoples Fight Against COVID-19

Indigenous Peoples are among the most vulnerable to COVID-19. Those without secure tenure, and particularly those whose lands have been seized and are forced to live as palm oil farmers are among the MOST THREATENED because of their simultaneous interconnections to global supply chains, and the lack of state health care and services. Indigenous Peoples have undertaken various initiatives in response to COVID-19 including rituals, independent quarantines, lockdown of indigenous

Arresting Philip Jacobson Is A Threat Against Press Freedom, Democracy and Human Rights

STATEMENT OF THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES ALLIANCE OF THE ARCHIPELAGO (AMAN) “ARRESTING PHILIP JACOBSON IS A THREAT AGAINST PRESS FREEDOM, DEMOCRACY, and HUMAN RIGHTS”   Jakarta – Philip Jacobson, international award-winning editor, who is working for the Mongabay environmental news media was arrested on Monday, January 21, 2020, while he was in Palangkaraya to prepare a report about Indigenous Peasants. Currently, Jacobson is being held at the Palangkaraya Detention Center, Central

Statement of AMAN/The Indigenous Peoples Alliance of The Archipelago Related To The Siege and Recent Attacks Against Papua Students In Surabaya

Aliansi Masyarakat Adat Nusantara (AMAN) or The Indigenous Peoples Alliance of the Archipelago strongly condemned the siege and attacks by a group of members of mass organizations and state apparatus (police and army) against Papuan students in Surabaya, East Java, on Friday night (August 16, 2019). The siege was accompanied by acts of violence and racist insults. In particular, we condemn the Indonesian military and police who are actually involved

Special Rapporteur's Statement About Biodiversity Report and Indigenous Peoples

Jakarta (6 May 2019), www.aman.or.id – In releasing its massive, 1800-page report today on the state of global biodiversity, the United Nations recognized for the first time that the world’s Indigenous Peoples are central to helping humanity stop the terrible destruction of the Earth’s plant and animal life. But we too are at risk, and with us the job we have been doing as Nature’s guardians. Based on the work

Guiding Principles for Collaboration and Partnership Between Subnational Governments, Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities

www.aman.or.id – In 2014, Governors from the member states and provinces of the Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force (GCF Task Force) adopted the landmark Rio Branco Declaration (RBD) at the GCF Task Force Annual Meeting in Rio Branco, Brazil. The RBD commits GCF Task Force members to reducing deforestation and promoting sustainable, low-emissions economic development across state and provincial jurisdictions while forging partnerships and sharing benefits with indigenous peoples

AMAN Secretary General's Closing Speech at Global Climate Action Summit

Good afternoon, I would like to begin by acknowledging the Ohlone and Coast Miwak Peoples on whose ancestral lands we now gather. Indigenous peoples and governments don’t have a great history. But we are rewriting history so that we have a bright future together. It hasn’t always been easy, but earlier this week, we took a big step forward. On Monday, a global coalition of indigenous peoples, local communities, and subnational governments

Rise for Climate March, AMAN: Adopt Indigenous Peoples Bill

San Francisco, www.aman.or.id – Indigenous Peoples from across the globe joined the crowd of 30.000 people in a march against climate change on the route to Global Climate Action Summit in the downtown of San Francisco, Saturday (8/9). All participants brought their attributes and some of them dressed up uniquely to echo their common message: reduce GHG emission to combat climate change. Indigenous Peoples and members of local communities participated