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Indigenous people help protect nearly 80% of the Earth’s remaining biodiversity. Can we ask them to take on this burden and not provide them with resources and support? We assist indigenous communities to help them take charge of their forests and their future. Read how we do it by clicking the link in our bio. #IndigenousRights #ACTonClimate #ClimateChangeIsReal #ClimateSolutions #Amazon #AmazonRainforest #Colombia
Photo series 1 of 6 by Michael Stuart Ani @theghostdance - First contact with the legendary and illusive headman of the tree sloth people of Hene-et-te-we-ateri and his granddaughter (late 1980’s). The headman was wearing white eagle or buzzard down in his hair which represents the glowing head of the Xapori, the blessed spirit of an ancestral medicine men. His body was painted with genipap fruit and he has a wad of tobacco rolled under his lower lip. He was completely unaware of my camera, but his granddaughter was obviously not. Alto Ocamo River, Venezuela. . #yanomami #yanomamo #shaman #indigenousrights #amazonrainforest #rainforest #amazonas #amazonia #venezuela #xapiri
Working toward the safety of our Indigenous women is extremely important to me. I am a survivor of sexual assault and violence. Indigenous women are at a greater risk than any for Human Trafficking and violence, and I don’t want to see any more of my sisters represented by a Red Dress. • This is #whyimarch • Corinne Oestreich/@misscorinne86 is Lakota/Mohawk. She currently lives in Sunnyvale CA/Muwekma Ohlone Territory. • Corinne is a Journalist/Photographer with powwows.com. She has been published in Huffington Post, and is the Founder of the BUFFALO Project; A foundation that empowers men to create healthy emotional relationships with each other and effective communication skills, using Indigenous values and traditional insight, as a means of combatting Human Trafficking and violence against women. • Corinne will be in attendance at the Indigenous People’s March in DC and will be broadcasting the march live for Powwows.com as well as conducting interviews for articles. • 📷:Joey Montoya • #whyimarch #ipmdc19 @indigenouspeoplesmovement #indigenous #indigenousrising #indigenousrights #indigenouswomxn #indigenouswomen #indigenouspride #indigenousresistance #indigenouswomenrise #indigenousculture #nomorestolensisters #mmiw #mmiwg #mmiwg2s #native #nativepride #nativeculture #nativewoman #aboriginal #firstnations
What is our relationship to the animals and plants in our lives and beyond? What does decolonizing mean for our environment? How can we begin to decolonize our diets, the land, the way we think of our relationship to animals & plants? . European culture has dangerously divorced itself from connection to the land and all the life that inhabits it. We created an artificial hierarchy of life that denies plants, the earth, even animals are fully alive. Now we see science catching up to Indigenous knowledge that plants feel, communicate, connect, have conflict, that they are alive. We’re still struggling to recover knowledge about nature that we lost when we divorced ourselves from our ecosystem. We edited religions to give ourselves “domination” over ALL life on earth. We ripped ourselves from our own cultures even as people begged us not to. We mocked them and called them “romantics.” . I remember learning about the Industrial Revolution and going - how was this progress? We’re taught that we always progress because we live in some teleological “we live in the best of all possible worlds” bubble. But we haven’t. We are dominated by extractive and domineering ideas that stripped us of culture, values, empathy, and has left us as vapid hollow shells of Whiteness. Because everything we have comes from land - especially culture. . Environmentalism is about empowering and protecting Indigenous life, in all its forms. For me? It’s about reconnecting to my indigenous roots in Europe and what is NOW called “Mexico.” It’s about decolonizing my view of life as a hierarchy. It’s about embracing what I’ve always felt about animals and land. It’s about giving back to the land. It’s about being connected with the food we eat, the culture we practice, and the people we protect. . Yes environmentalism is also about protecting indigenous people who are crucial to recovering and decolonizing all this. Who are a crucial part of the ecosystem and ought to be protected because they exist just like all life. . I aspire to that, I’m not there yet remotely with my connection to land. I’m in beginning stages and fumbling at best, but it starts with how we think. . [ID in comments]
The Cardinal River is where the Mountain Cree/Smallboy Camp fetch their drinking water. Right on the edge of Jasper National Park. This pristine water would be threatened if Teck expands their coal mining operations.
Catalina’s interview was extremely powerful, we could not understand her words without the help of the translation but we could feel every emotion that she was sharing. In her hand she held a long wooden stick, waving it and planting in the ground when she wanted to emphasize her words. She later gave us her stick, it was more then a gift, it was a duty to carry, a promise to join the fight ✊️🌎 ✏️ sign the petition to protect the Sikuanis’ ancestral lands, link in my bio © @alpha_florian . . . . . . . . . . #sikuani #colombia #indigenous #vichada #humans #amazonrainforest #amazonia #landrights #humanrights #justice #noborders #nature #naturaleza #natureconservation #sinfronteras #biodiversity #jungle #indigena #portraitphotography #indigenouspeoplesday #protecttheplanet #indigenousrights #citizenoftheworld #humanrightscampaign #biodiversidad #democracyinaction #standupfightback #humanrightswatch #humanrightsactivist #savetheamazon
🌅Have you ever imagine how wonderful and magic a sunset would be in the heat of the rainforest? . 🌳Living with these wonderful people and breathing a pure and relaxing air is one of the best experience you can have in a lifetime. Admiring everyday the beauty of mother nature in its heart and feeling that you are a part of it is priceless. Matses people are doing it everyday of their life, and still realise their chance to have their own protected area. . ✊Avoiding illegal deforestation and oil exploration is our main objective at @maisonanki . 🌎Follow our adventure and help us preserve their lands and lifestyle ! For those who are waiting to learn more about our products : We are actually organising our importation process with our Matses fellows and designing and prototyping a new collection ! We are looking forward to share it with you ! . We wish you an awesome week 🙏 . . . . #matses #fairtrade #indigenous #indigenousrights #rainforest #peru #amazonia #untamed #nature #environment #conservation #awareness #village #child #wilderness #maisonanki #house #lifestyle #traditions #trees #project #panorama #sunset
Leap team member Maya Menezes at COP today with the Canadian Youth Delegation ✊️ #Repost @masalamaya with @get_repost ・・・ Solidarity with Unist’ot’en from Katowice, Poland #solidarity #supportlanddefence #indigenousrights #fuckfossilfuels #keepitintheground #justice #undrip #cdnpoli #cop24
Who knew I was so animated when I MC events 😅 . . This week the WA AIA branch celebrated human rights by acknowledging 70 years of the UN Declaration and the hard work of our partners, supporters, activists and volunteers that contribute so very much to Amnesty International Australia . . A special thank you to Matthew McGuire for his Welcome to Country, Afeif Ismail for his poetry recital and insight on what it's like to be a prisoner of conscience in Sudan, @clairejanebirch for talking to us about Amnesty's my new neighbour campaign & community sponsorship, the WA branch committee for all their hard work, @z_isfor_zoe for helping with absolutely everything on the night, Uncle Ben Taylor for signing amd co authoring every single book we presented as a gift and the convenors for absolutely everything!! . . . This event was held on Whudjuk land of the Noongar nation. We acknowledge elders of the past, the present. and those emerging. . . . #amnesty #amnestyinternational #amnestywa #humanrights #activism #aia #amnestyinternationalaustralia #undeclaration #grassroots #70years #write4rights #refugeerights #communitysponsorship #mynewneighbour #sudan #Sudanese #prisonersofconscience #indigenousrights #welcometocountry
Terceira turma do Curso de Direito e Política Indigenista da PUC-Rio com o Professor Doutor @eloyterena . Que semana! Valeu galera e seguiremos fortes somando pela causa, por nós, pelo futuro, pelo nosso país . Sem demagogia nacionalista. Entender a pauta indígena e lutar por ela é a chave para garantirmos o agora e o amanhã. #indigenousrights #demarcaçãojá #pucrj #puc #rj #brasil
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Faces of Solidarity # 16 . . . These are faces of people from around the world who came to stand with those at the Oceti Sakowin camp at Standing Rock. People from all walks of life who were united under a common goal, to stand for human rights and the protection of our land and water. Many of who entered the camp came in as strangers but left as family. Some of these people were here for a few days or weeks and others months upon months. They quit their jobs, traveled across the globe, left their families and the comforts and saftey of home. They risked hypothermia, harsh winter conditions, being arrested, shot, pepper sprayed, losing their jobs back home, and many other things. These people are beautiful in every way. This is just a small way to honor those who decided to fight this war that is still going in many ways. From legal battles from Standing Rock to protesting for indigenous rights. They fight for environmental protection, agaist other pipelines, discrimination, racism, and injustice. These are the faces of Standing Rock. Water Protectors. . . . . #standwithstandingrock #waterprotectors #waterislife #mniwičoni #nodapl #standingrock #ocetisakowincamp #indigenousRights #indigenouspeople #peopleoverprofit #lovetrumpshate #nativeamericans #nativestrong #natgeo #facesofstandingrock #facesofsolidarity #photojournalist #photojournalist #documentary #freelance #women #womensmarch #bosslady #follow #2016 #journalists #journalism #storytelling #humanizingthroughstory #yourstorymatters
The Maasai are striving to uphold and pass on their culture and traditions as their way of life is being threatened by climate change and other influences beyond their control. Our Maasai Media Team is documenting Maasai culture to give you authentic stories led by the Maasai people. We believe the Maasai should document their indigenous cultural knowledge so that it can be passed down to generations to come. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #WeAreIndigenous #StoryTelling #Unite4Heritage #indigenouspride #2030Agenda #MCVCulture #Indigenous #humanrights #SDGs #UNESCO #Museum #CulturalHeritage #Anthropology #IndigenousRights #PositiveVibes #Maasai #GCAS #Culture #COP24 #IndigenousPeoples @unesco @unescoyouthforum #WorldHeritage #Documentary #photojournalist #warrior #eunoto #ceremony #kisongo
Approximately one thousand people gathered at Henoko Beach to protest the beginning of reclamation work in Oura Bay, where construction is underway to build a new superbase in Okinawa, a small island already overwhelmed by US military presence. #henoko #okinawa #usmilitary #militaryoccupation #indigenous #indigenousrights #humanrights #civildisobedience #standwithstandingrock #uchinanchu #freedomfighter #weshallovercome #okinawadocumentary #savehenoko #沖縄 #辺野古 #新基地建設 #平和運動
I love Okinawa, I love it so much. My roots are here. But our island has been under attack for 150 years. Our nature, our politics and livelihoods have been stolen from us. #henoko #okinawa #usmilitary #militaryoccupation #indigenous #indigenousrights #humanrights #civildisobedience #standwithstandingrock #uchinanchu #freedomfighter #weshallovercome #okinawadocumentary #savehenoko #沖縄 #辺野古 #新基地建設 #平和運動
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[An article in the Globe and Mail last summer by Gloria Galloway told the story of what happened to the Ahiarmiut, a small group of Inuit in 1950. # The Canadian government forcefully relocated them 100 kilometres from their original home in what is now Nunavut. The government’s reason for moving the Ahiarmiut people was that they were becoming too dependent on trade with federal employees at a nearby radio tower. # The Canadian government moved the Ahiarmiut to an isolated island and did not provide them with food, shelter or tools. To survive, they ate bark and other scavenged food until winter came. Many died. In 1957, they were relocated again. # They were given tents, as well as a “starvation box” that might feed them for a week. Many more died. There were three more relocations after this. # You might ask whether the term “genocide” can be applied to a group as small as the Ahiarmiut. Yes, it can. The United Nations adopted a Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (UNGC) in 1948. # The UNGC does not say that genocide requires a minimum number of victims. It also refers to the destruction of groups “in whole or in part.” The entire group doesn’t need to die for a deportation to be considered genocide. # In sociological terms, rather than legal, Helen Fein, a genocide scholar, coined the term “genocide by attrition.” This means the genocide takes a while, with victims dying of starvation and disease rather than outright murder.] ▪ #awarenessisfreedom #awareness #humanrights #genocide #indigenous #firstnations #canadian #canada #government #fuckthegovernment #decolonize #vancouver #ontario #toronto #halifax #edmonton #saskatoon #winnipeg #unitednations #wakethefuckup #bethechange #humanity #wayoflife #culture #neverforget #indigenousrights
Today was hard!!! I fought and cried for a client, for the injustice of families who are apart and won’t be together this season. Without knowing this I heard from my Uncle hours later who was checking on me. He said he “Just knew.” He felt it. He gave the exact time I sat at my desk with my head in my hands. Tonight we exchanged the language I came to learn through him. He reminded me of his journey in Residential School, his healing and his reason for now taking Aboriginal foster children into his home. That giving back is part of our healing process. I was comforted again when he called me Quus and where I will always belong. This gives me the strength I need to keep doing what I do and keep fighting for those who need me. . . . #advocate #childwelfare #familycounseling #familycounselor #justice #advocacy #firstnations #childrenmatter #inspire #bcfirstnations #strong #throwback #socialwork #lifelessons #westcoast #indigenousrights #nuuchahnulth #quus @qaaminahotmail
kitimahkinaw look/consider with pity/sympathy A few days work in progress... Montana #Cree warriors crossing medicine line with prize to trade with #Kainai in the Sand Hills. #ReAppropriation #CreeNation #indigenous #history #indigenousrights
Details, badlands, power spaces, monuments of sand and stone. #SacredLands #IndianLand #indigenousrights
Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs standing in support with the Unistot’en on their house group’s unceded homelands. Grateful for all the support showed for the Unistot’en today!! #delgamuukw #redtopdecision #kelah #unistoten #wedzinkwah #moriceriver #indigenousrights #traditionalterritory #nolng #nolngexports #climatesolutions #nofossilfuels #anewworldispossible #greattransition #wetsuweten
If you or a loved-one has been arrested or asked to attend a police station, call Sydney Criminal Lawyers 24/7 on 02 9261 8881 and let us fight to protect your interests. #australianlawyers #indigenousrights #policestations #sydneycriminallawyers https://www.sydneycriminallawyers.com.au/police-stations-we-attend/
Precolonial African History has fundamentally changed what I can imagine and what I view as possible. . Living in our globally flattened world - flattened by globally oppressive systems - it can be hard to imagine systems outside of the modern world we live in: nation states, cisheteropatriarchy, security forces, prison, race, borders, capitalism, etc. . The world is mainly constituted of Nation States formed by colonialism. Colonial Nation States were formed to oppress & are violent and oppressive to their CORE. Additionally, regardless of how they were formed basically all countries that are not European struggle with global imperialism from “Western” hegemony. I also believe Nation States are inherently oppressive & democracy is a joke. . The system is propagandized & violently enforced. It purposely limits imagination. Studying what existed before Global Eurocentric Colonial Capitalism destroyed communities, entire lands, and people helps reimagine the world. Studying before rigid European Cisheteropatriarchal norms took over, before conceptions of race were made and edited, before ethnicity & family was “blood,” before relationship to land wasn’t about “ownership.” Before when large, fluid, flexible, dynamic as hell peoples thrived and were creating knowledge that we struggle to gain back to this day. . This is why I say - listen to Indigenous people. Listen to Indigenous knowledge. Listen to Indigenous history - what precolonial history is - the history of those Indigenous to the land who have since been dominated & depleted. . I’m resting still. Recovering from multiple flares in a row. But I plan to come back with a vengeance and really pour through all the things I’ve learned about precolonial African history and how that inspires my imaginings of an anarchist future. . Afro & Indigenous futurism is where the future is at. . [Image Description: Me (Meghan) facing the camera up close, my head is tilted slightly upwards and at an angle, my expression is rested but thoughtful, I am wearing a grey tank top and blue sweater.] . #afrofuturism #indigenousfuturism #precolonialafricanhistory #precolonialhistory #indigenoushistory #anarchist #anarchism
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