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In 2018 and 2019, there has been an increase in suicides amongst Indigenous Peoples, specifically in Australia. Why is this happening at such an alarming rate? What is the cause of these deaths, especially among the youth.
Producer : Shaldon Ferris (Khoisan, South Africa)
Interviewee: Pat Dudgeon, Australia
Picture: An Indigenous Australian Man chats on his cellphone, courtesy of Cultural Survival
Music: Lights in the Forest by Yarina, used with permission.

The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues is the UN’s central body dedicated to all matters relating to the rights of the approximately 370 million Indigenous Peoples around the World.
In 2019, The 18th session of the Forum in New York will highlight the year that has been declared the International Year of Indigenous Languages.
Cultural Survivals Avexnim Cojti spoke to Richard Grounds from the Yuchi Nation, who tells us how this commemoration came about.

The  18th session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues is scheduled to run from  22 of April until 3 May 2019.
The theme for this year is Traditional knowledge: Generation, transmission and protection.
This program is about the the importance of Indigenous languages in the digital era.

Producer:  Shaldon Ferris (KhoiSan, South Africa)
Sound Clip: Alili Kiskitalo (Sami), Co-chair of IYIL steering committee.
Music : Whispers, by Ziibiwan, used with permission.

Indigenous women represent one of the most vulnerable and marginalized populations in the world. For centuries, Indigenous Women have been subjected to relentless discrimination and different types of violence based on gender, indigeneity, and class. They are deprived from even basic human rights such as access to health services, education and employment. This Indigenous Rights Radio program depicts Indigenous Women and access to quality health services.

Producer : Dev Kumar Sunuwar and Bia'ni Madsa' Juárez López

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Ayudar a la mujer que traerá una vida al mundo, escuchar el primer llanto del bebé al nacer, limpiarlo, cuidar de él y de su madre, durante los siguientes 40 días, es una labora ancestral que las mujeres Indígenas siguen realizando para el bienestar de las mujeres y sus comunidades.

La medicina tradicional que se origina desde los pueblos Indígenas ha cobrado poco a poco reconocimiento por parte de la medicina occidental, aunque en muy pocos casos se ha trabajado de manera conjunta y coordinada.

La práctica de Médico Tradicional está mayormente en manos de las mujeres Indígenas a través del estudio, los conocimientos y el uso de las plantas medicinales. Este es el caso de una abuela michoacána, quien nos comparte sabias palabras en este material, personificado y elaborado por Mayra Arriaga. 

Every year on the 7th of April, World Health Day, a day championed by the World Health Organisation, is commemorated internationally.
The day was conceived in 1948, and the first annual WHD was celebrated in 1950 – In support of drawing attention to WHO, the world health organisation.
In this program we will look at some health issues faced by indigenous peoples.
Producer : Shaldon Ferris
Interviewee: Connie Hang
Picture: Indigenous Woman, Artwork by Southern African San Development Organisation

Los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS), son resultado de un proceso de negociación que involucró a los 193 Estados Miembros de la ONU, y organizaciones de la sociedad civil. Cada uno de los objetivos es interdependiente y tiene una lista propia de metas a alcanzar para el año 2030.

La igualdad entre los géneros no es sólo un derecho humano fundamental, sino la base necesaria para conseguir un mundo pacífico, próspero y sostenible. El Objetivo número cinco de los ODS está enfocado a la igualdad de género, y en este especial te hablaremos de ello.

 

In March we commemorate two very important international days, Zero Discrimination Day on March 1st, as well International Women's day on March 8th.
How are Indigenous Peoples discriminated against, and furthermore, how are Indigenous Women discriminated against?
In this program we pay homage to Xoroxloo Duxee, an Indigenous Woman from Botswana who died from starvation and dehydration because access to a water well in the desert had been restricted.

Producer:  Shaldon Ferris (KhoiSan, South Africa)

Interviewee: //Uruseb, researcher on Indigenous Peoples.

Recognizing community radio's role of keeping grassroots communities informed, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), proclaimed February 13th as World Radio Day. There is no doubt that radio is a powerful communication tool and a low cost medium suited not only to reach illiterate, remote communities and vulnerable groups, but also has a stronger and more specific role especially for delivering emergency and disaster relief communication.

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