How Russia Implements the Free, Prior and Informed Consent Principle

On November 12, in the village of Lovozero in the Murmansk region, a public discussion was held on a project for the reorganization of the Seidyavvr nature reserve. Public discussion in Lovozero. Photo: Oleg Sutkaitis, VK The Seidyavvr Nature Reserve The Seydyavr State Nature Reserve — with a total area of 17,972 hectares — was … Continue reading How Russia Implements the Free, Prior and Informed Consent Principle

Alexey Bessudnov. Ethnic and regional inequalities in the Russian military fatalities in the 2022 war in Ukraine

Abstract This paper explores ethnic and regional inequalities in mortality in the Russian army during the 2022 war in Ukraine. The analysis is based on a newly available data set containing the names of about 9,500 Russian servicemen killed in Ukraine from February to November 2022. The data set was collected by a team of … Continue reading Alexey Bessudnov. Ethnic and regional inequalities in the Russian military fatalities in the 2022 war in Ukraine

Forced mobilization in Russia among indigenous peoples for the war in Ukraine. Open letter for UN

To whom: UN Secretary General, Mr. António Guterres UN Human Rights High Commissioner, Mr. Volker Türk UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Russia UN Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Peoples, Mr. Francisco Calí Tzay Members of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Members of the UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples … Continue reading Forced mobilization in Russia among indigenous peoples for the war in Ukraine. Open letter for UN

Organization Sign-On Letter: Stop Perpetuating Racist Rhetoric Against Ethnic Minorities and Indigenous Peoples in Russia  

In a recent interview, Pope Francis mentioned Chechens and Buryats as “cruelest” perpetrators of the war in Ukraine. “When I speak about Ukraine, I speak about the cruelty because I have much information about the cruelty of the troops that come in. Generally, the cruelest are perhaps those who are of Russia but are not … Continue reading Organization Sign-On Letter: Stop Perpetuating Racist Rhetoric Against Ethnic Minorities and Indigenous Peoples in Russia  

How the Pope’s Racist Comments Parrot Russian Propaganda

Pope Francis. Alessandra Tarantino / AP / TASS In an interview with America Magazine published on Monday, Pope Francis off-handedly disparaged Russia's Buryat and Chechen ethnic minorities, characterizing them as the "cruelest" soldiers in the Russian military. By saying this, Pope Francis — whether on purpose or by accident — repeated one of the best-known stereotypes in … Continue reading How the Pope’s Racist Comments Parrot Russian Propaganda

The appeal of the Free Nations League to Pope Francis

Your Holiness, Pope Francis, We would like to take this opportunity to assure you of our utmost respect. The Free Nations League, which unitesTatars, Bashkirs, Buryats, Yakuts, Kalmyks, Chechens, Erzyans, Mokshans, Cossacks and Ingrians in their struggle for their rights to self-determination, would like to address the interview published in America Magazine, dated November 28, … Continue reading The appeal of the Free Nations League to Pope Francis

Fleeing Russia, Andrei seeks asylum in what for him still is historical homeland, Sapmi

“I’m pleased to be on this side of the border. To be free and not persecuted. To speak the truth openly and not be afraid.” Andrey Danilov promises to continue defending the rights of the indigenous peoples.  “The consequences [of the war] hit hard on indigenous communities,” Andrei Danilov tells. “Some of the Sámi support … Continue reading Fleeing Russia, Andrei seeks asylum in what for him still is historical homeland, Sapmi

Ekaterina Zmyvalova. The Impact of the War in Ukraine on the Indigenous Small-numbered Peoples’ Rights in Russia

Ekaterina Zmyvalova Abstract This article discusses how the war in Ukraine, started by Russia, impacts the lives of Russian Indigenous small-numbered peoples. First, one can observe Russia’s growing disregard for its international legal obligations. Second, the Russian State is continuously introducing new sanctions against persons and organizations who do not support the Russian regime. Third, … Continue reading Ekaterina Zmyvalova. The Impact of the War in Ukraine on the Indigenous Small-numbered Peoples’ Rights in Russia

Russian asylum seekers who boated to Alaska island are Indigenous, Murkowski says

Gambell, one of two settlements on St. Lawrence Island, is seen in a 2005 file photo. (Alaska Division of Community and Regional Affairs) U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski on Saturday provided some details about the two asylum seekers who traveled from the Russian Far East to Alaska’s St. Lawrence Island earlier this month to avoid being conscripted into … Continue reading Russian asylum seekers who boated to Alaska island are Indigenous, Murkowski says

Letter from indigenous peoples of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)

Dear friends and allies, As the war in Ukraine continues to rage, laying horrific havoc upon its people and land, we, the indigenous peoples of the North, strongly denounce the atrocities carried out by Russian forces and stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine. The fact that Russia is committing genocide in Ukraine to … Continue reading Letter from indigenous peoples of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)

Archive iR. An Appeal from Representatives of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) to the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

The following is an appeal sent by various anti-war movements of Indigenous Peoples of Siberia and Indigenous activists to the United Nations in October 2022. The signees address the Russian Federation’s current mobilization order and its impact on Indigenous communities in the Sakha Republic. They call on the UN for assistance with Indigenous draftees needing … Continue reading Archive iR. An Appeal from Representatives of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) to the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

Archive iR. Ukraine’s parliament appealed to support self-determination of indigenous peoples in Russia

Ukraine’s parliament appealed to the international community to support the right to self-determination of the indigenous peoples of the Russian Federation. The corresponding resolution No. 8105 was supported by 322 people’s deputies. The appeal emphasizes that, implementing its aggressive imperialist policy, Russia has been committing genocide against enslaved peoples for centuries, ignores the principle of equality and … Continue reading Archive iR. Ukraine’s parliament appealed to support self-determination of indigenous peoples in Russia

Violations of Indigenous Peoples’ Rights in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) During Partial Military Mobilization

On September 21, 2022, the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, announced the partial mobilization of the 18-49- year-old male population in Russia to participate in the war with Ukraine. On the same day, an order of the military commissar No. 182, "On the Announcement of Mobilization," was issued in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). … Continue reading Violations of Indigenous Peoples’ Rights in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) During Partial Military Mobilization

Russia’s War on Ukraine: Colonial Efforts on Two Fronts

By Anonymous    Russia’s war in Ukraine is on its 211th day. As the number of fatalities wrought by Russia’s invasion escalates, Russian imperialism and colonial drive are further emphasized, both in Ukraine and Russia. The unlawful encroachment on the sovereign nation of Ukraine, acts of violence, and destabilization of the region are all efforts at … Continue reading Russia’s War on Ukraine: Colonial Efforts on Two Fronts

Anti-War Initiatives Led by Indigenous Peoples in Russia are Inherently Anti-Colonialist

By Anonymous Anti-war movements in Russia immediately appeared at the onset of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Notably, these initiatives were and are by and large driven by preexisting feminist organizations (The Social Democratic Alternative, Eighth Initiative Group, Eve’s Ribs, the Agasshin Project, and the Feminist Translocalities Project to name a few) and Indigenous and ethnic minority groups founded in direct … Continue reading Anti-War Initiatives Led by Indigenous Peoples in Russia are Inherently Anti-Colonialist

Ethnic Minorities Hit Hardest By Russia’s Mobilization, Activists Say

Leyla Latypova Sep. 27, 2022 Just hours after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization for the war in Ukraine last week, a family in Russia’s majority-Buddhist republic of Kalmykia gathered to decide how to protect its four draft-eligible men.  “We thought my uncle would be drafted first and decided he would go to … Continue reading Ethnic Minorities Hit Hardest By Russia’s Mobilization, Activists Say

Mobilization. Appeal of the International Committee of Indigenous Peoples of Russia to the Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East

Brothers and sisters!  On September 21, President Putin announced a “partial mobilization” in the country. Nobody can be fooled by the word “partial” today. There have been already numerous evidences that summonses are being handed to thousands of future soldiers whom the Russian government has decided to throw into the furnace of war. Young people, … Continue reading Mobilization. Appeal of the International Committee of Indigenous Peoples of Russia to the Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East

Russian civil society calls on EU to lead process to establish Special Rapporteur on Russia at HRC51 

We, the undersigned human rights defenders and organisations from the Russian Federation, urge EU member states to lead a core group of states at the 51st Session of the UN Human Rights Council to establish a mandate of a Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in the Russian Federation.  On 23 May, a number … Continue reading Russian civil society calls on EU to lead process to establish Special Rapporteur on Russia at HRC51 

First climate lawsuit against Russian government launched over emissions

Group of activists file supreme court case demanding stronger action on meeting Paris accord goals. Smoke rises from chimneys in Moscow. Russia is the fourth biggest producer of carbon emissions worldwide. Photograph: Maxim Shipenkov/EPA The first-ever climate lawsuit in Russia has been filed by a group of activists demanding that the the government take stronger action over the … Continue reading First climate lawsuit against Russian government launched over emissions

Xenophobia and indigenous peoples in Russia. What does the “Hate Crime” topic mean for Russian IP?

Presentation for the OSCE Expert Meeting "Addressing Hate Crime against Indigenous Peoples" by Dmitry Berezhkov. The "Hate Crime" topic regarding indigenous peoples is still relevant for Russia. It is a great challenge that has roots in colonial history and the colonial nowadays of the ultimate nature of the Russian Empire, then the Soviet Union and … Continue reading Xenophobia and indigenous peoples in Russia. What does the “Hate Crime” topic mean for Russian IP?

Russian Aggression Against Ukraine and Indigenous Peoples of Russia. Report by ICIPR

Report by the International Committee of Indigenous Peoples of Russia. First edition. 24 August 2022 In the early hours of February 24 th the Russian military build-up along Ukraine’s northern, eastern, and southern borders finally erupted into a full-scale war against Ukraine. Russia’s aggression has already claimed the lives of tens of thousands of people, … Continue reading Russian Aggression Against Ukraine and Indigenous Peoples of Russia. Report by ICIPR

“The Gold of Shoria”

https://youtu.be/cGfvw2c4BJk Vyacheslav Krechetov’s documentary “The Gold of Shoria” recounts the story of environmental catastrophe in southern Siberia, where coal and gold mining companies are causing irreparable harm to the traditional lands of the Shor – a small Indigenous people of Russia living on the territories of the modern Republic of Khakasia and Kemerovo Oblast. In 2021, … Continue reading “The Gold of Shoria”

Repressive authorities block Indigenous Russia site

Dmitry Berezhkov is editor of the Indigenous Russia web page. Photo: Thomas Nilsen A lighthouse for information about violations of indigenous peoples’ rights in northern Russia has been blocked by censorship agency Roskomnadzor. “This is how the Russian Government protects its own citizens from receiving so-called ‘dangerous’ information about the indigenous peoples’ rights,” says web-portal editor … Continue reading Repressive authorities block Indigenous Russia site

Dmitry Berezhkov. COVID19 Economic Recovery: Implications to Indigenous Peoples of Russia

High Level Political Forum 2022 SIDE EVENT ON COVID19 Economic Recovery: Implications to Indigenous Peoples July 6, 18.00- 19.30 New York time Organized by Indigenous Peoples Major Group (IPMG) and Indigenous Peoples Rights International (IPRI) Thank you very much for the opportunity to participate in this side event. The COVID-19 pandemic hit Russia in March … Continue reading Dmitry Berezhkov. COVID19 Economic Recovery: Implications to Indigenous Peoples of Russia

The Russian Government blocked Indigenous Russia immediately after the EMRIP session

Hello, My name is Dmitry Berezhkov, and I am the editor-in-chief of the Indigenous Russia web page. This web page was created several years ago as a small blog to follow indigenous rights development in Russia. Today iRussia is an information center whose main aim is to deliver information about the Russian indigenous issues to … Continue reading The Russian Government blocked Indigenous Russia immediately after the EMRIP session

Yana Tannagasheva’s statement at EMRIP 15th session. ITEM 9: Thematic discussion on Violence against Indigenous Women

4-8 July 2022 Oral statement of Ms. Yana Tannagasheva on behalf ofInternational Committee of Indigenous Peoples of Russia (ICIPR) The UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Francisco Cali Tzay, supports ICIPR delegate Yana Tannagasheva after verbal aggression by a representative of the Russian state delegation. July 2022 Geneva, 15th session of the … Continue reading Yana Tannagasheva’s statement at EMRIP 15th session. ITEM 9: Thematic discussion on Violence against Indigenous Women

Yana Tannagasheva’s statement at EMRIP 15th session. Agenda #3 “Study on Treaties, agreements and other constructive arrangements, between indigenous peoples and States”

ITEM 3: Study on Treaties, agreements and other constructive arrangements, between indigenous peoples and States, including peace accords and reconciliation initiatives, and their constitutional recognition EMRIP 4-8 July 2022 Oral statement of Ms. Yana Tannagasheva on behalf of Society for Threatened Peoples / International Committee of Indigenous Peoples of Russia (ICIPR) Thank you Mr/Madam Chair. … Continue reading Yana Tannagasheva’s statement at EMRIP 15th session. Agenda #3 “Study on Treaties, agreements and other constructive arrangements, between indigenous peoples and States”

Dmitry Berezhkov: “How does the militarization of Russia’s internal politics, social life and economy affect indigenous peoples’ development in Russia?”

15 Session of the Expert Mechanism on the rights of indigenous peoples. 4 July 2022, Geneva EMRIP Side-Event: The influence of the aggression of the Russian Federation in Ukraine on indigenous peoples of Russia - https://indigenous-russia.com/archives/22391 Presentation by Dmitry Berezhkov: "How does the militarization of Russia's internal politics, social life and economy affect indigenous peoples' development … Continue reading Dmitry Berezhkov: “How does the militarization of Russia’s internal politics, social life and economy affect indigenous peoples’ development in Russia?”

ICIPR statement at EMRIP 15th session. Agenda # 10. Future work of the Expert Mechanism

Agenda # 10. Future work of the Expert Mechanism, including the focus of future thematic studies. Thank you, Madam chair. Dear colleagues, during the first day of the Expert Mechanism session, we witnessed the scene when the Russian Federation representative intimidated a member of the indigenous Russian delegation, Mrs. Yana Tannagasheva, here in this room. … Continue reading ICIPR statement at EMRIP 15th session. Agenda # 10. Future work of the Expert Mechanism

Russian indigenous spokeswoman faces intimidation at the Human Rights Council

Exiled Siberian Shor indigenous representative Yana Tannagasheva had just finished reading a statement on Monday about human rights violations in her homeland when she was subjected to aggressive behavior by a representative of the Russian Mission to the UN in Geneva. The Russian diplomat’s open hostility, in the midst of the Expert Mechanism on the … Continue reading Russian indigenous spokeswoman faces intimidation at the Human Rights Council

ICIPR statement against intimidation of indigenous delegates by the Russian state’s representative during the EMRIP 15th session in Geneva

Dear delegates of the Expert Mechanism session! Dear indigenous sisters and brothers and distinguished states' representatives! This is a statement regarding the fact of intimidation of Mrs. Yana Tannagasheva during the 15th session of the UN Expert Mechanism on the rights of indigenous peoples by the state's representative. By this statement, we would like to … Continue reading ICIPR statement against intimidation of indigenous delegates by the Russian state’s representative during the EMRIP 15th session in Geneva

An appeal of RAIPON to the UN subsidiary bodies on indigenous issues

The Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East of the Russian Federation (RAIPON) was established in 1990 and represents the interests of 40 peoples living in 28 constituent entities of the Russian Federation. The Association includes 34 regional public organizations of Indigenous peoples, which unite dozens of municipal organizations, communities … Continue reading An appeal of RAIPON to the UN subsidiary bodies on indigenous issues

EMRIP Side-Event: The challenges of the implementation of the Free, Prior and Informed Consent in the Russian Federation

Online-Side-Event Tuesday, July 5, 2022 Time: 13:00 – 14:30 CET Languages: English / Russian The run on raw materials such as copper, nickel, oil and natural gas is destroying the habitat of indigenous communities worldwide. The concept of “Free, Prior and Informed Consent” (FPIC) protects the right of self-determination of indigenous communities. In countries with … Continue reading EMRIP Side-Event: The challenges of the implementation of the Free, Prior and Informed Consent in the Russian Federation

EMRIP Side-Event: The influence of the aggression of the Russian Federation in Ukraine on indigenous peoples of Russia

Online-Side-Event 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 … Continue reading EMRIP Side-Event: The influence of the aggression of the Russian Federation in Ukraine on indigenous peoples of Russia

Sámi livelihoods under threat as mining in the Arctic gathers pace

Oula Antti-Labba Andrei Danilov was one of a number of indigenous activists who in 2020 photographed themselves with a sign #AnswerUsElonMusk and posted it on social media. As part of the same campaign, Russia’s indigenous organization Aborigen Forum wrote to Elon Musk, CEO of the electric vehicle company Tesla, urging him not to buy nickel, … Continue reading Sámi livelihoods under threat as mining in the Arctic gathers pace

The Arctic Council Pause: The Importance of Indigenous Participation and the Ottawa Declaration

By Barry Scott Zellen, PhD, Visiting Scholar, Department of Geography at the University of Connecticut. The ongoing boycott of the Arctic Council – announced by the seven democratic member states (A7) three months ago on 3 March 2022 – was unexpected news to the six Permanent Participant organizations representing the indigenous peoples of the Arctic. … Continue reading The Arctic Council Pause: The Importance of Indigenous Participation and the Ottawa Declaration

The Ukraine War Is Dividing Europe’s Arctic Indigenous People

It has driven a wedge between Sámi in Russia and those in Nordic countries. John Last June 27, 2022, 1:42 PM Members of the Indigenous Sámi community march during a Fridays for Future protest in Jokkmokk, northern Sweden, on Feb. 7, 2020, the Sámi National Day.  JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP via Getty Images The Sámi are no strangers … Continue reading The Ukraine War Is Dividing Europe’s Arctic Indigenous People

Appeal of the Indigenous Peoples to international organizations and missions of states at international organizations

On February 24, 2022, the Russian Federation launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. As a result of rocket attacks on Ukrainian settlements, thousands of civilians were killed - representatives of different ethnic groups and confessions, indigenous peoples, including hundreds of children. Russian organizations of indigenous peoples: Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberia and … Continue reading Appeal of the Indigenous Peoples to international organizations and missions of states at international organizations

Statement of the Indigenous Peoples in connection with the full-scale military aggression of Russia against Ukraine

On February 20, 2014, the Russian Federation invaded Ukraine, as a result of which the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, the birthplace of the indigenous Crimean Tatar, Karaite and Krymchak peoples, were occupied, as well as certain areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. On February 24, 2022, the Russian Federation … Continue reading Statement of the Indigenous Peoples in connection with the full-scale military aggression of Russia against Ukraine

Pavel Sulyandziga: “Sooner or later, all empires fall”

For Russia’s Exiled Ethnic Activists, Ukraine War a ‘Window of Opportunity’. Leyla Latypova May 23, 2022 People gather to form the shape of Russia as it appears on the world map. Sergei Krasnoukhov / TASS  As the death toll from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine rises, throwing Kremlin imperialism into sharper focus, activists representing the indigenous non-Slavic … Continue reading Pavel Sulyandziga: “Sooner or later, all empires fall”

Почему мы публикуем пропагандистские материалы из России / Why do we republish Russian propaganda?

Уважаемые друзья, в последнее время читатели нашего сайта заметили, что мы публикуем довольно много материалов, которые можно охарактеризовать как пропаганду российских властей, как на основном сайте, так и на нашем канале YouTube. Примеры вы можете найти здесь, здесь и здесь. У многих это вызывает недоумение, вопросы и даже негодование. Такие публикации создают впечатление, что редакция … Continue reading Почему мы публикуем пропагандистские материалы из России / Why do we republish Russian propaganda?

These Indigenous activists stood up for their rights and were forced to flee Russia

Pavel Sulyandziga and Yana Tannagasheva are part of a new group that is working for a safer Russia for Indigenous peoples. By Emily Standfield May 16, 2022 Yana Tannagasheva holds a sign that reads, in Russian, "Cheremza is the second Shies. No to coal mines!" Cheremza is a village in Kemerovo Oblast in Russia where residents and … Continue reading These Indigenous activists stood up for their rights and were forced to flee Russia

Indigenous Siberians, barred from fighting fossil fuels back home, join Line 5 fight

‘All these companies should leave sacred lands’.  Tatiana Degai and Aleksandr Mokryi of Kamchatka perform a traditional Siberian dance at the “Heart of the Turtle” international Indigenous gathering in opposition to oil pipelines, Mackinaw City, May 14, 2022 | Laina G. Stebbins In the United States and Canada, Native citizens can point to long-held treaty … Continue reading Indigenous Siberians, barred from fighting fossil fuels back home, join Line 5 fight

Russians in Maine find relations strained with friends and family overseas

Disinformation about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has convinced many in Russia to support the regime’s unprovoked war. Pavel Sulyandziga with his sons Cade, 4, left, and Andrey, 6, at their home in Yarmouth. Sulyandziga is a Russian activist and member of the Udege peoples of Eastern Russia, who has worked most prominently in advocating for … Continue reading Russians in Maine find relations strained with friends and family overseas

Аn appeal of the International Committee of Indigenous Peoples of Russia to representatives of indigenous peoples in the Russian armed forces

#StayAtHome We, representatives of the indigenous peoples of Russia, appeal to indigenous persons who serve in the Russian armed forces with a request not to take part in the shameful war in Ukraine that president Putin calls a "special military operation". It is well known that the indigenous territories of Russia, where indigenous peoples live, … Continue reading Аn appeal of the International Committee of Indigenous Peoples of Russia to representatives of indigenous peoples in the Russian armed forces

Statement of the Association of Finno-Ugric Peoples of the Russian Federation on the support of the Russian president Vladimir Putin

Почему мы публикуем пропагандистские материалы из России?Why do we republish Russian propaganda? STATEMENT of the All-Russian Public Movement"Association of Finno-Ugric Peoples of the Russian Federation". We, the representatives of Finno-Ugric peoples of Russia, express our support to the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, who has decided to protect the rights and interests … Continue reading Statement of the Association of Finno-Ugric Peoples of the Russian Federation on the support of the Russian president Vladimir Putin

Why the Saami Council damages the Saami community with its political, biased and anti-Russian statement

Почему мы публикуем пропагандистские материалы из России? Following § 1 of the Statute, the Saami Council is a public and independent cultural and political cooperation organization of the major Saami organizations in Norway, Russia, Finland and Sweden. The Saami Council is a non-governmental public organization. Also, according to § 2 of the Statute, the main … Continue reading Why the Saami Council damages the Saami community with its political, biased and anti-Russian statement

RUSSIA’S LARGEST INDIGENOUS ORGANIZATION SUPPORTS THE WAR IN UKRAINE

- It's no wonder since that organization is entirely under the Putin government's control, says Indigenous activist Pavel Sulyandziga, who has escaped to the USA. Pavel Sulyandziga. FOTO: DAN ROBERT LARSEN / NRK Russia's largest Indigenous organization, RAIPON (Russia's northern Indigenous people's organization), has declared that it completely supports Vladimir Putin's Ukraine war. In the … Continue reading RUSSIA’S LARGEST INDIGENOUS ORGANIZATION SUPPORTS THE WAR IN UKRAINE

Russia’s Indigenous Peoples speak out against the war in Ukraine

Because of the war in Ukraine, Russia has been banned from attending this year’s United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, which opened this week in New York. Instead, a Ukrainian delegation, led by an ethnic Crimean Tatar, is taking their place. Also in the Russian government’s absence, exiled and emigre Russian Indigenous Leaders have … Continue reading Russia’s Indigenous Peoples speak out against the war in Ukraine

Advocating for the Inclusion of Indigenous Peoples’ Rights in European Laws on Battery Regulation

In March of 2022, Cultural Survival’s Executive Director Galina Angarova (Buryat) and Director of Programs Avexnim Cojti (Maya K’iche’) traveled to Brussels, Belgium, to meet with Members of the European Parliament, environmental and civil society groups engaged in advocacy efforts around the new European Union battery regulation and the proposed horizontal due diligence law. In this podcast, we … Continue reading Advocating for the Inclusion of Indigenous Peoples’ Rights in European Laws on Battery Regulation