Dear Mr. Elon Musk: A Letter From Russian Indigenous Peoples About Nickel Mining Pollution

A network of independent experts, activists, leaders, and organizations of Russian indigenous peoples has called on Tesla CEO Elon Musk to boycott a Russian mining company until it meets specific ecologically-sound conditions. The letter to Musk acknowledges that Nornickel is an international leader in nickel production but is “also a global leader in environmental pollution.” … Continue reading Dear Mr. Elon Musk: A Letter From Russian Indigenous Peoples About Nickel Mining Pollution

In the Cheremza tent camp of indigenous activists in the Kemerovo region, police have started to detain protesters

This morning, August 13, 2020, an escalation of confrontation began in a protest camp near the Shor village Cheremza in the Kemerovo region. In this tent camp, indigenous and local activists have protested against a new coal mining project "Kuznetskiy Yuzhny" during the last two months. Police detained several protesters. The initiator of the protest … Continue reading In the Cheremza tent camp of indigenous activists in the Kemerovo region, police have started to detain protesters

Bloomberg. Russian Arctic Peoples Appeal to Elon Musk for Nornickel Boycott

Elon Musk Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg A group of indigenous people in Russia are asking Tesla Inc’s Elon Musk to stop buying supplies from miner MMC Norilsk Nickel PJSC until the company compensates them for environmental damage to their ancestral lands. “The lands of indigenous people appropriated by the company for industrial production now resemble a … Continue reading Bloomberg. Russian Arctic Peoples Appeal to Elon Musk for Nornickel Boycott

Denis Sangi. The arrest of the People’s Deputy of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Arsentiy Nikolaev

Yesterday, on August 10, 2020, there was information about the arrest of the People's Deputy of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Arsentiy Nikolaev. This is a man “from the earth”. Representative of the Evenk indigenous small people. A professional reindeer herder and a practical manager. Arsentiy Nikolaev Nikolaev Arsentiy Prokopyevich Olekminsky single-mandate constituency No. 12. … Continue reading Denis Sangi. The arrest of the People’s Deputy of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Arsentiy Nikolaev

Galina Edin. I feel responsible for my people

Galina Edin is a Russian journalist, broadcaster and social activist and a member of the mansi indigenous peoples from the Khanty-Mansi (Yugra) region. She is one of the co-founders and an active member of the community organization which helps Russian indigenous youth adapt to urban life when they come to cities, seeking education. The Russian Federation … Continue reading Galina Edin. I feel responsible for my people

Violation of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Resulting from Coal Mining Operations in Southern Siberia: a new report of ADC Memorial

To mark the International Day of World’s Indigenous Peoples on August 9, ADC Memorial published a report: “I Won’t Have Any Life Without This Land”: Violations of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Resulting from Coal Mining in Southern Siberia. The open-pit coal mining inflicts irreparable harm to the traditional territories of the Khakas, Shor, and Teleut peoples … Continue reading Violation of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Resulting from Coal Mining Operations in Southern Siberia: a new report of ADC Memorial

Russian Indigenous groups call on Elon Musk not to buy battery metals from Nornickel

Tesla is a world leader in electric cars, while Nornickel is a global leader in environmental damage. This doesn’t match, claims Aborigen Forum, a network of independent experts, activists and Russian indigenous peoples NGOs who see their homeland being destroyed by pollution. The company that recently made international headlines for causing environmental disasters on the … Continue reading Russian Indigenous groups call on Elon Musk not to buy battery metals from Nornickel

An appeal of Aborigen-Forum network to Elon Musk, the head of the Tesla company

Corporate Secretary, Tesla, Inc.3500 Deer Creek Road,Palo Alto, CA 94304United States Dear Mr. Elon Musk, We are addressing you as representatives of Russian Indigenous Peoples. We stand united as “Aborigen Forum,” an informal association of experts, activists, leaders and organizations of Indigenous small-numbered peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East of the Russian … Continue reading An appeal of Aborigen-Forum network to Elon Musk, the head of the Tesla company

Rodion Sulyandziga. The era of colonial time is not ended

Climate change is also a human rights agenda. As indigenous peoples, we should move forward from the status of victims of climate change to originators of sustainable development and solution agenda, in order to create a strong climate resilience community at the global level and particularly at the local one. The respect and recognition of … Continue reading Rodion Sulyandziga. The era of colonial time is not ended

Let’s Celebrate Indigenous Families Split Between the U.S. and Russia

Alaskan Statue of a Russian Governor in the context of U.S.-Russian Ties. A new monument to an Indigenous family split between the United States and Russia would honor familial connections and remind residents and tourists of an important part of Alaska’s history. The statue of the Russian colonial administrator Alexander Baranov will soon leave its site in downtown … Continue reading Let’s Celebrate Indigenous Families Split Between the U.S. and Russia