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REGIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Africa

IPACC - The Indigenous Peoples of Africa Co-ordinating Committee

http://www.ipacc.org.za/

The Indigenous Peoples of Africa Co-ordinating Committee (IPACC) is an advocacy network of indigenous peoples organisations in Africa. IPACC has over 70 members around the continent. It's Annual General meeting is held during the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations (UNWGIP) in Geneva, Switzerland each year. Every second year the membership elects a representative body which functions as the IPACC Executive.

Botswana

WIMSA - The Working Group of Indigenous Minorities in Southern Africa

http://www.san.org.za/wimsa/home.htm

WIMSA is a non governmental organization, established in 1996 at the request of the San in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Our regional office is in Windhoek to facilitate processes for San groups in Angola, South Africa and Namibia, and to co-ordinate efforts around San issues for the entire southern African region. Our office is run by a small team composed of two San trainees, a part-time mentor and a full-time co-ordinator. WIMSA's Botswana office is based in D'Kar, near Ghanzi, and is tasked to assist San communities in Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe. This office is run by a full-time San co-ordinator and a full-time field worker.

The Kuru Development Trust

http://www.san.org.za/kuru/home.htm

The Kuru Development Trust was officially registered in 1989. Based in D'Kar, it was the first NGO in Botswana that was devoted to a strategy of affirmative action towards the San people. The organisation is fully owned and lead by the San through a Board of Trustees.

Rwanda

The Vital Lesson

http://www.thevitallesson.org/

signing away the silence - genocide

Tansania

Aang Serian Peace Village - Indigenous Youth Organization

http://www.aangserian.org.uk/

Aang Serian was founded 1999. We are from Maasai, Wachaga, Wapare, Wanyamwezi, Wapare, Chagga, Sambaa and Wasegeju. We created our own fair trade shop initiative, our own recording studio and our own community college, to strenghten our indigenous identity, to empower us to we work together for a peaceful future, to promote our rights for cultural diversity, and especially work to raise the self-esteem of us, the young ones!

THE CIRCUMPOLAR NORTH

Inuit Circumpolar Conference (ICC)

http://www.inuitcircumpolar.com

ICC is an indigenous organization which represents the Inuit people of the Arctic (Rusia, Canada, Alaska, Greenland). The ICC is comprised of members from Alaska, Canada, Greenland, and Chukotka (Russia). ICC-Alaska, along with the other members, seeks to strengthen, protect, and develop Inuit rights and the circumpolar regions.

The Saami Council

http://www.arctic-council.org/saami.html

The Saami Council is an indigenous organization, representative body for co-operation among the Sami of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russian Federation. Established in 1956, the Council is also listed as a non-governmental organization within the United Nations.The Council was set up to safeguard and promote the economic, social, cultural and educational interests of the Sami. It also endeavours to support and strengthen unity and mutual understanding among the Sami, and to provide information about Sami people and their political aims.

Alaska

Alaska Inter Tribal Council (AITC)

http://www.aitc.org/

AITC is an indigenous tribal governments council supporting economic community self-sufficiency and self-sustainibility.

Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska

http://www.tlingit-haida.org/

Our mission is to preserve and enhance the economic and cultural resources of the Tlingit and Haida nations and to promote self-sufficiency and self-governance while providing a safety net of services for our citizens and protecting our inherent sovereign rights. We have a strong sense of pride in our rich heritage and we are dedicated to the use of fair and professional management systems as we strive to improve the quality of life for our citizens. We are determined to collaborate with others as we advocate the issues of our peoples.

Chickaloon Village Traditional Council

http://www.chickaloon.org/

This Website was established by the traditional Chickaloon Council to inform the Chickaloon Athabascan Nation about their Tribal Programs, to inform about their traditional Council structure, their Forestry Program, School and Health Services etc.

Russia

The Arctic Network for the Support of the Indigenous Peoples of the Russian Arctic (ANSIPRA)

http://www.npolar.no/ansipra

is an information and communication network linking Russian indigenous peoples' organisations with international institutions and organisations alarmed about the future of the indigenous peoples of the Russian North. ANSIPRA's main goal is to spread information and to mediate contacts, but it also assists in project.

Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North (RAIPON)

http://www.raipon.org

RAIPON was formed by the first Congress of Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberia in 1990. We are a non-government indigenous organization formed on territorial and territorial-ethnic principles and comprising thirty regional ethnic associations of indigenous peoples of the North. Our main purpose is to protect the interests and lawful rights of the peoples we represent, including our right to land, natural resources, and self-government in accordance with international standards and Russian legislation, and our right to resolve our own social and economic problems. RAIPON also provides assistance in cultural development and education, promotes international exchange and co-operation, and organizes humanitarian aid.

L'auravetl

http://www.indigenous.ru

L'auravetl is an Indigenous Information Center by Indigenous peoples of Russia aiming to improve the abilities of indigenous communities to fully participate in Russian multicultural society and diminish discrimination of indigenous people. The center provides a mechanism to indigenous communities of Russia (however remote and isolated they might be) to speak to the outside world and to each other in their own voices.

Norway

The Saami Parliament in Norway

http://www.samediggi.no/

The Smediggi plenary consists of 39 representatives elected from 13 electoral districts in Norway.

ASIA

Human Rights Documentation Center

http://www.hrdc.net

The Human Rights Documentation Center is a non governmental Organization providing documentation and is an internet search tool for information on Human Rights. HRDC conducts in country training programmes for national-level human rights organisations and activists.

Burma

The Chin Human Rights Organization(CHRO)

http://www.chro.org

Chin Human Rights Organization is working to protect and promote the rights of the Chin peoples. Violation of the rights of women and children, forced labour, political suppression, racial discrimination religious persecu-tions committed by the Burmese military regime results thousands of Chin to flee from their home country.

Philippines

The Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA)

http://www.cpaphils.org/

The Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) is an independent federation of progressive peoples organizations, most of them grassroots-based organizations among indigenous communities in the Cordillera Region, Philippines . CPA is committed to the promotion and defense of indigenous peoples rights, human rights, social justice, and national freedom and democracy.

India

The Naga Peoples Movement for Human Rights (NPMHR)

http://www.radicalparty.org/

NPMHR attempts to give organised expression to the Naga peoples fight for their rights while exposing to the people of India and to the World, the imperialist policy that the ruling classes of India has been pursuing through the mighty state machinery against the Nagas. Nagas have throughout history fiercely maintained their political and cultural independence. The constant application of military force to crush the nationalist movement regarding it as a problem of law and order has resulted only in a senseless state of violence thereby violating Human Rights.

India Together

http://www.indiatogether.org

India Together, a non governmental organization, provides information for the civil society about the issues and problems of the Adivasis.

AUSTRALIA

Mirrar

http://www.mirrar.net/

MIRRAR is the name of an Aboriginal clan located in the Kakadu region, Northern Territory, Australia . There are 25 people in the Mirrar clan. The Mirrar have been owners of their land since time immemorial. Yvonne Margarula is the Clan Leader. Mirrar speak Gundjehmi language. Uranium mining has operated on Mirrar land for the last 20 years. The Mirrar oppose the development of the proposed Jabiluka mine in Kakadu, Northern Territory, Australia. Many of the Mirrar do not read or write. The Mirrar have established their own organisation to assist them manage the development on their land - Gundjehmi Aboriginal Corporation.

Ciolek

http://www.ciolek.com/WWWVL-Aboriginal.html

The Internet Guide to Aboriginal Studies (online research tool)

CARIBBEAN REGION

The United Confederation of Tano People (UCTP)

http://www.uctp.org

Honoring Caribbean Indigenous Peoples: Past, Present and Future.

Carribbean Amerindian Centrelink, CAC

http://www.centrelink.org/

Non governmental, first first launched from Arima, Trinidad, in 1998. Ourt aim is to act as the "central link" for all available online resources by and about Caribbean aboriginals, their societies, cultures, histories, and their contemporary descendants both within the Circum Caribbean and beyond. The C.A.C. is administered by an international editorial board which also oversees the creation and publication of scholarly information online.

CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA

(COICA) Coordinadora de las Organizaciones Indigenas de la Cuenca Amazonica

http://www.coica.org/coica.php

Con el propsito de defender nuestros ideales y con la esperanza de continuar siendo parte del mundo, de la Naturaleza, nace la Coordinadora de las Organizaciones Indgenas de la Cuenca Amaznica - Bolivia, Brasil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Guyana Francesa, Per, Surinam y Venezuela.

The Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC)

http://www.lanic.utexas.edu/la/region/indigenous

Argentina

The Center for Legal and Social Studies (CELS)

http://www.cels.org.ar/

(CELS) is a non-governmental organization founded in 1979 to foster and protect human rights and to strengthen the democratic system and the state of law in Argentina. English and ESPAOL

Bolivia

(CIDOB) Confederacin de los Pueblos Indgenas de Bolivia

http://www.coica.org/organizaciones/cidob.php

Creada en 1984, est compuesta por 34 Pueblos Indgenas del Oriente, Chaco, Amazona y algunas reas del Altiplano, que corresponden a los departamentos de Santa Cruz, Cochabamba, Norte de La Paz, Beni, Pando, Tarija y Chuquizaca

Brasil

(COIAB) Coordenaco das Organiza?es Indgenas da Amaznia Brasileira

http://www.coica.org/organizaciones/coiab.php

La COIAB tiene como objetivos y fines, la promocin d e la organizacin social, cultural, econmica, poltica, fortalecimiento y la autonoma de los pueblos y organizaciones indgenas de la Amazona Brasilea

Conselho Indigena de Roraima

http://www.cir.org.br

O trabalho do CIR est voltado prioritariamente para a demarca?o e homologa?o das terras indgenas de Roraima (32 no total), alm de aten?o especial fiscaliza?o das reas, educa?o, sade e auto-sustentabilidade.

Instituto Socioambiental

http://www.socioambiental.org/

ISA is a private institution, a Civil Society Organization since 2001, established to propose integrated solutions to social and environmental issues. ISA's main objective is to defend the social good and rights, both collective and diffuse, relating to the environment, cultural heritage, human rights and the peoples.

Colombia

(OPIAC) Organizacin de los Pueblos Indgenas de la Amazona Colombiana

http://www.coica.org/organizaciones/opiac.php

Esta constituido de 52 Pueblos, organizados en 14 Organizaciones Miembros regionales: CRIMA-ACITAM-AIPEA-COIDAM-CRIOMC-ORWCAPU-ORINSUC-CRIGUA II UNIGUME-CRIGUA I-AICURIGUA-OPEDEGUA-CRIVA-OZIP-MUSURUNAKUNA, en una extensin de 406.000 km2 y una poblacin de 76.000 habitantes.

Ecuador

(CONFENIAE) Confederacin de Nacionalidades Indgenas de la Amazona Ecuadoriana

http://www.coica.org/organizaciones/confenaie.php

Tiene como objetivos prioritarios defender y valorizar las culturas de las Nacionalidades Indgenas, as como la integridad territorial y la unidad de los Pueblos Indgenas Amaznicos, autodenominados Nacionalidades. Esta conformado con las organizaciones miembros: FOKISE-OISE-ONISE-FEINCE-OPIP-ONAHE-FINAE-ONZAE-ONSHIPAE-FCUNAE-FONAKIN-FIPSE-FICSH. Los distintos Pueblos y Nacionalidades que habitamos este territorio llevamos a cabo ahora, varios procesos de legalizacin de los territorios.

Tayjasaruta - Sarayacu

http://www.sarayacu.com/

Informamos al pblico que todava siguen los abusos por parte del gobierno Ecuatoriano contra los derechos humanos bsicos del pueblo de Sarayacu

Guyana

(APA) Amerindian Peoples Association of Guyana

http://www.coica.org/organizaciones/apa.php

Creada en 1991, esta constituida por los nueve pueblos, con una poblacin de 50.000 personas. Existe un sinnmero de asuntos que afectan negativamente a los pueblos indgenas de Guyana. Muchos de ellos se deben a las fallas dentro del Acta Amerindia. Los ms predominantes conciernen las siguientes reas: minas, tierras sin ttulo de propiedad, reas protegidas y legislaciones inadecuadas.

Guyana Francesa

(FOAG) Fdration des Organisations Amrindiennes de Guyane

http://terresacree.org/fedorgag.htm

Creada en 1981, en rechazo a la poltica de asimilacin y de creolizacin forzada, se propuso defender y promover las culturas indgenas, el medio ambiente y las actividades socio econmica y tradicionales de los Pueblos Indgenas. En Guyana, la densa selva cubre el 92% del Departamento, lo que equivale 91mil km2 a 7,5 millones de hectreas.

Honduras

Organisacion Fraternal Negra Hondurea (OFRANEH), Honduras

http://garifunaweb.com

Organizacin Fraternal Negra Hondurea, an alliance of Garifuna and Caribbean people in Honduras

Panama

Koskun Kalu

http://onmaked.nativeweb.org/

Instituto de Investigaciones Koskun Kalu del Congreso General de la Cultura Kuna

Peru

(AIDECEP) Asociacin Intertnica de Desarrollo de la Selva Peruana

http://www.coica.org/organizaciones/aidesep.php

Se ha creado hace 30 anos para defender los derechos de los pueblos indigenas y ser parte de defenza de los peublos no contactados o en aislamiento voluntario.Constituido por seis organizaciones indigenas : ARPI, ORAI, ORAU, CORPI, ORPIA N-P, Oficina Regional Madre de Dios y ocho federaciones sumando un total de 1.340 comunidades, en una extensin geogrfica de 956.751 km2

Habitat Pro

http://www.habitatpro.org/

La Asociacion Habitat rene a personas naturales cuya finalidad es estudiar los diferentes aspectos del hbitat natural y social de nuestro pas, buscando la proteccin y conservacin de nuestros recursos naturales y humanos. En este marco la Asociacin Hbitat desarrollar actividades educativas, y ejecucin de proyectos de desarrollo en las reas que le competen.

Suriname

(OIS) Organisative van Inheemsen in Suriname

http://www.coica.org/organizaciones/ois.php

Creada en 1992, esta compuesta por 12 pueblos, una poblacin de 22.000 habitantes en una rea geogrfica de 142.800 km2. Logr acuerdos que hacen referencia a la intencin del Gobierno de emprender debates para la ratificacin del Convenio 169 de la OIT y un procedimiento para la demarcacin de zonas econmicas para las comunidades indgenas. Nada de esto se ha hecho realidad. La defensa de los derechos de los Pueblos indgenas ha avanzado mucho desde la guerra civil de 1986 -1992, en la que participaron como un grupo independiente. Su problemtica es compleja, se estima que desde 1993, dos y medio millones de hectreas fueron abiertas a la explotacin mediante contratos y concesiones a diferentes empresas forneas, aprovechando la frgil legislacin minera y ambiental

NEW ZEALAND

Maori

http://www.maori.org.nz/

This is a site for information on matters of the Maori.

OCEANIA (Pacific Islands)

Pacific Concerns Resource Centre (PCRC)
Secretariat of the Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific (NFIP) movement

http://www.pcrc.org.fj

The Pacific Concerns Resource Centre Inc. (PCRC) serves as the secretariat for the Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific (NFIP) Movement. Based in Suva, Fiji Islands, we act for over 100 affiliated non-government and community organisations from around the Pacific. We coordinate, articulate and disseminate information about the concerns and struggles of peoples of the Pacific in their desire to exist free from exploitation, from the threat of environmental degradation and from both foreign and internal forms of subjugation.

East Timor

Timor Aid

http://www.timoraid.org

Timor Aid is a non- governmental aid organisation. Its roots go back many years to the period of struggle for the right of self-determination of the peoples of East Timor. Timor Aid is involved in a number of initiatives to advance the East Timor cause with special interest in the advancement of women. Office members speak Portuguese, Spanish, English, Bahasa Indonesia, Tetum and French.

New Caledonia

Association Wayagi

http://www.oceanindigene.com

Il s'agit pour nous de donner acc?s au plus grand nombre des informations relatives l'histoire et aux droits des peuples autochtones de toute la rgion ocanienne.

NORTH AMERICA

USA

Navajo Nation Council

http://navajonationcouncil.org/

88 members form the Council to serve and promote the interests and rights of the Navajo Nation.

The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)

http://130.94.214.68/index.asp

Founded in 1944, the NCAI is the oldest and largest tribal government organization in the United States.

The Native American Rights Fund (NARF)

http://www.narf.org/

The Native American Rights Fund (NARF) is a non-profit organization that provides legal representation and technical assistance to USA based Indian tribes, organizations and individuals in the USA.

The Indian Law Resource Center

http://www.indianlaw.org/

The Indian Law Resource Center provides legal assistance to indigenous peoples in the Americas who are working to protect their land, resources, human rights, the environment ... ILRC was founded and directed by Native Americans, dedicated to protecting the right of indigenous peoples of the Americas.

National Tribal Environmental Council

http://www.ntec.org/

Tribal government Organization by federally recognized tribes throughout the United States. NTEC's mission is to enhance each tribe's ability to protect, preserve and promote the wise management of air, land and water for the benefit of current and future generations.

Canada

(AFN) Assembly of First Nations

http://www.afn.ca/Assembly_of_First_Nations.htm

The function of the Assembly of First Nations is to act as a forum for the exchange of information, communication and advancement of a united position in addressing political issues and government policy. We act only on the direction of the Chiefs-in-Assembly.

Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations

http://www.treaty6.ca/

Aboriginal Connections

http://www.aboriginalconnections.com

Database and research.

Innu Nation

http://www.innu.ca/

This official website represents two of the three Innu organizations, the Innu Nation and Mamit Innuat.

Carrier Sekani Tribal Council

http://cstc.bc.ca/

The Carrier Sekani Tribal Council (CSTC) is a registered non-profit society, incorporated in 1979. We serve the general collective interests of eight First Nations.

Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs

http://www.ubcic.bc.ca/

One of the main principles of the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs is that, despite our differences, we will be stronger if we work together. We support the work of our peoples, whether at the community, nation or international level, in our common fight for the recognition of our aboriginal rights and respect for our cultures and societies. We are dedicated to information-sharing as well as to the fostering of fundamental and necessary research skills for Indian people in the province. This major principle behind our organization is the belief that knowledge is power.

Strong Heart Institute of Traditional Knowledge

http://www.strongheart-institute.com/

The validity and important role of ancient Indigenous value and belief systems are affirmed as an important resource in protecting Mother Earth. Strongheart's mission is to educate and increase global awareness of Indigenous world views and perspectives through written publications, training seminars, and the use of multi-media technology.

 

 

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