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HO‘OKU‘IKAHI Ceremonies

August 2010, Pu‘u Koholā Heiau, Island of Hawai‘i,by Sam Ohu Gon III - In 1791, the Hawaiian chief Kamehameha completed the building of a massive heiau (temple) dedicated to Kūkā‘ilimoku, the god of governance and warfare, on Pu‘u Koholā, a hill overlooking the sea at Kawaihae on the Island of Hawai‘i. There he consolidated his mana (spiritual power) and began a campaign to unify the archipelago under his rule. He succeeded after years of battles and diplomacy and established the unified Hawaiian kingdom in 1810. …  

07 Sep 2010 | News story
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International Year of Youth, 12 August 2010 - 11 August 2011

The International Year of Youth was launched 12 August 2010 at the UN General Assembly Hall with an eclectic event of speeches, musical performances, videos and poetry. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will be on hand with welcoming words to kick off the Year, which runs from 12 August 2010 to 11 August 2011 under the theme “dialogue and mutual understanding”. …  

07 Sep 2010 | News story
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Picture of a recent meeting of ICCA Consortium members and partners at CBD SBSTTA 14 (Nairobi), in May 2010

General Assembly of the ICCA Consortium

24 October 2010, Nagoya (Japan) – in conjunction with CBD COP 10 The “ICCA Consortium” is an association of organizations with experience and commitment in supporting indigenous peoples' conserved territories and areas conserved by indigenous peoples and local communities (ICCAs) at local, national and/or international levels. …  

07 Sep 2010 | News story

 Workshop in Honduras - Working with Afro-descendant Women

CEESP Centroamérica apoya en la discusión del tema de Género y cambio climático

By Vivienne Solis Rivera Hay diferencias significativas en el modo en que las mujeres están enfrentando los efectos del cambio climático. Estas han de ser tomadas en cuenta, en atención a los derechos humanos de las mujeres y a la urgencia de la región centroamericana para aliviar los embates que ya enfrenta como consecuencia de este fenómeno global. …  

07 Sep 2010 | News story

Democratising Food and Agricultural Research – citizens’ transforming knowledge and ways of knowing

By Michel Pimbert Throughout the world, agricultural research has largely been thought of as the domain of scientific experts, with farmers at the receiving end of the research outputs. If a crop variety or policy fails, farmers are often blamed for their “ignorance and inability” to farm correctly. …  

07 Sep 2010 | News story

When a Bill Passes in the Wilderness, Does Anyone Hear?

Iain Davidson-Hunt and Peggy Smith, CEESP Vice-Chairs, North America, Catie Burlando, CEESP Member The North American boreal forest is home for many Indigenous Peoples and has become a highly publicized contested ground in the international debate on conservation versus development. Some private sector companies are pursuing potential wealth from natural resource extraction and development (e.g. timber, minerals, tar sands, hydroelectric development) while Environmental Non-Government Organizations (ENGOs), with significant funding from private foundations, are pursuing a “protectionist” agenda that is well publicized internationally. …  

07 Sep 2010 | News story

Philippines: Hope at last?

On the 30th June Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino III was elected President of the Philippines. He is the only son of former president Corazon Aquino and her husband, Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino II, both revered for leading the struggle to restore democracy in the archipelago of over 7,000 islands and 90 million people. …  

07 Sep 2010 | News story

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Update on the Call for Contributions

The Call for Contributions is open for the IUCN-CEESP Conference, Sharing Power: A New Vision for Development, being held in Whakatāne, New Zealand, 11-15th January 2011. This Conference is a partnership between IUCN CEESP and Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa and Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi. …  

07 Sep 2010 | Event
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Tercer taller sobre Biodiversidad y Turismo

“Taller para comunidades indígenas y locales en América Latina y el Caribe sobre nuevas tecnologías de la información, turismo y biodiversidad en ecosistemas forestales”. …  

27 May 2010 | News story

Draft Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth

One of the outcomes of the Cochabamba World Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth, was discussion over a draft universal Declaration on the Rights of Mother Earth.
This draft Declaration promotes a fundamental shift in decision-making about the utilisation of natural resources. …  

24 May 2010 | News story


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