Tags: United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

Tribe groups seek UN hand on rights violations

Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) chairman Windel Bolinget pointed out that despite the Philippine government’s adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and other human rights treaties, the escalating human rights violations perpetrated against indigenous peoples in the country are alarming

By ARTHUR L. ALLAD-IW Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat BAGUIO CITY — The representative of an indigenous peoples’ federation in the Cordillera reported at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) that corporate and large-scale mining worsens climate change and calls for the moratorium on large-scale mining and extractive industries in indigenous territories.…