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Chile: Language – A Mirror Of The Soul

United Nations - In Chile, the country’s largest indigenous people, the Mapuche, will lose more than just the spoken word if their language dies out. As with other indigenous groups around the world, they are fighti...

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Thailand – Losing ground

United Nations, 21 January 2014 - For many of the world's indigenous people, loss of their traditional lands threatens their very survival and their cultures could simply disappear. In Thailand, indigenous women have...

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Gabon: People in the Forest (Long version)

United Nations, New York, 27 December 2011 - For most of us, owning a passport or identity card is something we take for granted. But many people around the world have never been recognized as citizens of their own ...

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Colombia: Wayuu women’s gold-water

United Nations, August 2010 - Climate change in Northern Colombia has led to severe water shortages. The women of the indigenous Wayuu people are struggling to sustain their environment and keep their communities toge...

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Ecuador: A model of green enterprise

United Nations, June 2009 - Decades of oil drilling in Ecuador in South America has devastated huge swaths of the Amazon rainforest and its wildlife, threatening to destroy the ancestral home of native tribes and thei...