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Just Before Hosting Major U.N. Climate Talks, Peru Slashes Environmental Regulation

Just Before Hosting Major U.N. Climate Talks, Peru Slashes Environmental Regulation | Indigenous | Scoop.it
In a move likely to receive heavy backlash at least up the the U.N. climate conference (COP20) in Lima, Peru in December, Peru's government just rolled back environmental regulations in an effort to boost mining in the country.

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Peru Prepares to Host Climate Talks as its Indigenous Forest Defenders Die - New York Times (blog)

Peru Prepares to Host Climate Talks as its Indigenous Forest Defenders Die - New York Times (blog) | Indigenous | Scoop.it
The resource rush on Peru’s Amazon frontier is exacting a rising toll on indigenous communities, a rights group warns.
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Peruvian Organizations Demand Responsible Environmental Policies

Peruvian Organizations Demand Responsible Environmental Policies | Indigenous | Scoop.it
A few days before the inauguration of the 20th Conference on Climate Change in Lima, social movement groups are demanding that the government enact environmentally responsible policies.
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Peru - gas expansion in Amazon 'indigenous reserve' - News - The ...

Peru - gas expansion in Amazon 'indigenous reserve' - News - The ... | Indigenous | Scoop.it
Peru is to expand its Camisea gas project although it threatens uncontacted Amazon tribes with extinction, reports David Hill. The decision also ignores UN pleas to stop the operations.
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Destroying the Amazon for oil/gas is bad enough, and what follows is cultural genocide.

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WEDO » On the road to Lima, what is the status of gender equality in current UNFCCC decisions? NEW POLICY GUIDE

WEDO » On the road to Lima, what is the status of gender equality in current UNFCCC decisions? NEW POLICY GUIDE | Indigenous | Scoop.it
How is #genderequality being integrated into #climatechange policy? Find out here: http://t.co/Whx14YFDBY #ADP #COP20

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Ecuador to Host Latin American Indigenous Conference in 2016 - teleSUR English

Ecuador to Host Latin American Indigenous Conference in 2016 - teleSUR English | Indigenous | Scoop.it
The president said the idea of organizing this conference came during a meeting with Guatemalan Nobel Laureate and indigenous activist, Rigoberta Menchu.
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This Tribe Wants to Kick Rich People Out of the Hamptons | VICE United States

This Tribe Wants to Kick Rich People Out of the Hamptons | VICE United States | Indigenous | Scoop.it
After European settlers stole their land, the Shinnecock Nation was impoverished. Now they want it back—and the Wall Street bankers gone.

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Jacqueline Keeler's curator insight, September 4, 2014 5:29 PM

In the summer of 2005, the Shinnecock Indian Nation filed a lawsuit in federal court against, among other parties, New York State and the Town of Southampton. The Nation sought financial compensation and the removal of all current residents from the land so that it may be returned to the tribe.