by Cristina Eghenter - Deputy Director for Social Development at WWF-Indonesia

With the COVID-19 crisis highlighting the crucial importance of a balanced relation with nature and interdependence of human, animal and environmental health, Cristina Eghenter, Deputy Director, Social Development, WWF-Indonesia, argues that learning from Indigenous Peoples ...
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“Indigenous peoples denied their freedom of expression and association.”

By Catherine Caruso May 21, 2020Why Global Citizens Should Care:The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic is increasing inequalities across the globe by disproportionately impacting people living in poverty and marginalized communities. Join us and take action to combat the cor...
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Bruno Kelly

TRES UNIDOS, BRAZIL (Reuters) - Tres Unidos, an indigenous village in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, locked out all visitors, hoping that isolation would keep it safe. And yet the new coronavirus still came.It arrived, most likely up the Rio Negro, the giant snaking river tha...
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Rachel Aiello Ottawa News Bureau Online Producer

OTTAWA -- The federal government is increasing the amount of funding aimed at Indigenous people in Canada who are living off-reserve, adding $75 million to the existing Indigenous Community Support Fund, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Thursday.  On March 1...
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Federal government has reported at least 190 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on reserves across Canada

The Canadian Press · Posted: May 17, 2020 10:11 AM CT | Last Updated: May 18A health researcher studying COVID-19 as part of a national immunity task force hopes the pandemic elevates concern for persistent health issues, such as inadequate housing, for Indigenous people in...
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danger mapped in Brazil agricultural hub

by Sam Cowie on 18 May 2020Indigenous groups in Brazil are reeling from COVID-19 as infections and the death toll rise, with 540 cases and 103 deaths among 38 ethnic groups now reported by Brazil’s Indigenous Peoples’ Articulation (APIB). APIB says that the rea...
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And It’s Not Only About Health'

Tuesday, 19 May 2020, 7:15 am Press Release: UN Special Procedures - Human Rights The new UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenouspeoples, José Francisco Cali Tzay, today expressed seriousconcerns over the devastating impact the COVID-19 pandemicis having on ind...
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A new Māori Party candidate is accusing the Government of "ethnic cleansing" over its COVID-19 response.

Donna Pokere-Phillips, who's standing in the Hauraki-Waikato electorate seat in the upcoming 2020 election, says New Zealand is witnessing "the greatest peacetime loss of civil liberties in our history at the exclusion of a Māori voice". She warns the recently-passed COVID-...
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Māori unified to confront the government over alarming Covid-19 rules for tangi and marae, the Māori Council says.The government drew harsh criticism from Māori when it announced on Monday that tangi would remain limited to 10 people at alert level 2.Within days, the rule...
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