February 13th is World Radio Day. Radio has contributed to the resilience of Indigenous communities all over the world-- hear some of these stories in this program commemorating the 6th annual World Radio Day.
"Remember Your Children" by Salidummay. Used with permission.
Indigenous Rights Radio English Intro track features "Burn your Village to the Ground" by @a-tribe-called-red. Used with permission.
En este corte informativo te damos a conocer la denuncia pública ante las agresiones sufridas por Patricia Gualinga, activista Indígena de Ecuador, y su familia. Se conoce a Patricia a nivel Internacional por su fuerza y convicción al denunciar la extracciones ilegales en la Amazonía ecuatoriana. Conoce más de esta denuncia en este micro informativo.
Por la tarde de ayer 17 de enero, 2018, la policía Guatemalteca detuvo a la lideresa comunitaria Maya Q’eqchi’ María Cuc Choc, que ha acompañado la defensa del territorio y la Madre Tierra del Pueblo Q'eqchi' de Izabal.
December 20 is International Human Solidarity Day: a day celebrate unity in diversity, and is a day to remind governments to honor their agreements to international declarations. 10 years ago to day, governments around the world voted to adopot the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. We speak with Saami Council member John Henriksen who was instrumental in the signing of this declaration, on his view on the challenges and successes in implementing these human rights for Indigenous Peoples on the ground today.
Indigenous South Africans gather in George on the Western Cape to commemorate the anniversary of the day slavery was ended. Shaldon Ferris (Khoi San) interviews one of the organizers of the remembrance ceremonies, Kierie Khoi (Khoi San) to discuss how the events will seek to heal trauma inflicted by the forced migration, coerced labor, and extrajudicial killings of Indigenous South Africans during the era of colonization and slavery.
"Xul Kej" and "Kame" by Sotz'il. Used with permission.
En esta entrevista conoceremos a Rose Cunningham, mujer Indígena Miskita de la zona caribe norte de Nicaragua que nos da ejemplo de como las mujeres Indigenas puedan dirigir el cambio social. Rose hace trabajo social y comunitario con las mujeres en la prevención de la violencia y la promoción de una cultura de paz, ha demostrado su liderazgo y con ello logró ganar la alcaldía de su municipio, Waspam, en la rivera del Río Coco. Hoy Rose tiene clara sus líneas de trabajo y nos comparte la importancia de que las mujeres vayamos tomando los espacios que nos corresponden.
November 25th, 2017 is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Indigenous women face disproportionate rates of violence and discrimination due to their intersecting identities (woman and Indigenous) which have both been historically marginalized in society. Nepali activists explain their work to end violence against women in their country, and lay out next steps for continuing the work of women's liberation around the world.
Indigenous Rights Radio Producer Dev Kumar Sunuwar interviews Joan Carling, former expert member at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, and former general secretary of the Asian Indigenous Peoples Pact. They reflect on the first 10 years of the implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Carling advocates for increased policy cohesion and the prioritization of Indigenous rights in global policy-making on all fronts.
The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is commemorated annually on 9 August. Ten years after the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Nepal-based Indigenous Rights Radio Producer Dev Kumar Sunuwar reflects with prominent Nepali Indigenous leaders on the country's progress in the implementation of international standards for Indigenous Rights.