Monday, July 4, 2022
Time: 13.00 – 14.30 CET
Languages: English / Russian
The Russian war of aggression on Ukraine affects countless innocent people. It is forgotten that indigenous communities are particularly suffering from this dramatic development. Indigenous territories in Ukraine have been occupied since the Russian invasion of Crimea. Since the Russian attack on February 24, indigenous communities have also been exposed to the horrors of war: In Ukraine, members of indigenous communities are dying in the war. At the same time, a disproportionate number of indigenous soldiers who joined the army out of poverty, hardship and pressure from the government fall on the Russian side. But Indigenous Peoples within Russia are also suffering from the economic and political consequences of the war and their activists are experiencing unprecedented pressure from the government. In a panel discussion representatives of Indigenous Peoples of Russia exchange views on the current situation.
We cordially invite you to the online side event during this year’s session of the UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP), organized by the exile organization “International Committee of Indigenous Peoples of Russia” and the Society for Threatened Peoples.