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Indigenous peoples' day is about honoring indigenous resistance, and celebrating the contributions of indigenous peoples all over the world. In this newsletter we celebrate the activism of Antie Pua Case from Hawaii, and other activists around the world who fight to preserve our mountains, our rivers, our valleys, our Earth. The program ends with a song by Taino artist Brothery Mikey, who produced a song called "Like the Mauna", inspired by the Indigenous People of Hawaii's efforts to protect the sacred Mauna.

IDENTIDAD CULTURAL es el conjunto de valores, tradiciones, símbolos, creencias y comportamientos que nos unen y nos hacen ser parte de un grupo.  La identidad equivocadamente puede llegar a ser  vista como un capricho o como una enfermedad. 

¿Cuál puede ser la mejor estrategia para enfrentar la discriminación y el racismo sobre nuestra identidad?

Warmigu de Yarina. Usado con permiso. 

Música de Introducción: “Burn Your Village to the Ground” por A Tribe Called Red. Usado con permiso.

Rosario Sul González


Esto es una producción de Radio de Derechos Indígenas. Nuestros programas son gratuitos para escuchar, descargar y difundir.

Bartolina Sisa was killed in Bolivia in 1782. International Indigenous Women's Day is held each year on 5th September. Although women fight for their rights and the rights of their people, not enough recognition is given to the efforts of women.

Migrant families from Central America and elsewhere have had to endure being separated. Foster homes and shelters has become the temporary home to many of the kids, some of them being toddlers. Bureaucratic errors could leave the government officials unaware that a child’s parent is in the U.S. What happens when the parents cannot speak English or Spanish?

Indigenous Rights Radio Program on a case where  the Newar indigenous community in Nepal obtained a victory in their legal battle against the government after about 7 years of continuous struggle.

Interviewees: Advocate Shankar Limbu

Music: Remember your children: by Solidummay.

Introductory Music: "Burn Your Village to the Ground" by A Tribe Called Red. Used with permission.

Vicky Tauli-Corpuz, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, conducted an official visit to Guatemala, a country where 61 to 65% of population identify as Indigenous. Shaldon Ferris interviewed her about her visit.

"Whispers" by Ziibiwan. Used with permission.
Indigenous Rights Radio Intro track features "Burn your Village to the Ground" by @a-tribe-called-red. Used with permission.

Las/Los Refugiados: ¿Quiénes son? ¿Dónde están? ¿Porque conmemorar el día mundial de los refugiados?

Nati Garcia (Maya Mam, Guatemala)

António Guterres, Secretario General de la ONU
César Gómez (Maya Poqomam, Guatemala)

Indigenous Peoples from around the world represent a disproportionate number of refugees and internally displaced persons due to a number of reasons, including conflict. They are one of the main targets of violence, displacing them from their ancestral land and territories. Vulnerability to displacement as an intersectional issue is often overlooked, a situation that has further increased the vulnerability of these populations. This radio program recounts the experience of Nwe Oo, an Indigenous Rakhine refugee who is currently taking shelter in California, United States.

West Papua is the western half of the island of New Guinea, formerly known as Dutch New Guinea. A 13-year dispute with the Netherlands over whether the former Dutch colony would become an independent state or an Indonesian province culminated in 1962 in its annexation by force by the Indonesian military and the denial of the right of self-determination to its people, who today identify as over 50% Indigenous West Papuan. Our producers interviewed John Anari and Les Malazer for the latest information on the process of recognition of sovereignty for Indigenous West Papuan communities.

Indigenous communities are particularly vulnerable to the crime of human trafficking due to the systematic denial of health and wellness resources to which they are subjected. In this program, we focus on the Navajo Nation's response to increased rates of trafficking linked to mining/oil development, and the legal response the Navajo government has implemented to alleviate the harm caused by trafficking, which disproportionately affects Indigenous women and girls.

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