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Photos from RLS NYC at COP27

RLS NYC partnered with MADRE in supporting a delegation of Indigenous women leaders from the Maasai communities in Kenya and Tanzania to COP27.

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Indigenous Women and Free, Prior and Informed Consent

This year’s UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) focused on “Indigenous peoples, business, autonomy and the human rights principles of due diligence including free, prior and informed consent.” “Free, Prior and Informed Consent” (FPIC) is a principle protected by international human rights standards that state, “all peoples have the right to self-determination,” and relatedly, […]

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Transatlantic Left Voices

Watersheds and Wilderness: Reclaiming the Gila River

Most vitally, the banks of the Gila and its floodplains are home to millions of people, many of whom trace their histories back thousands of years before the first contacts with European colonial powers. In 2021 at the peak of another historic wildfire season, and following the first ever water shortage to be declared on the vital Colorado River, the pressures on the fragile ecosystems of the American West are at an all-time high.

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