Monday, August 5, 2013

World Indigenous Peoples Week

Cultural Survival and First Peoples Worldwide are dedicating this week to FPIC – Free, Prior and Informed Consent.  This initiative is a lead up to International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, celebrated annually on August 9th.

FPIC dictates that corporations, governments, and NGOS must include Indigenous Peoples in the planning and implementation of all development projects on traditional land, and obtain their consent before beginning a project, including respecting their right to say no to such projects.

Isa Mundo Foundation support open discussions and creating a forum where Indigenous peoples will have opportunities for their voices to be heard and contribute to drafting policies that impact their day to day lives both in the present and future.

For the past 40 years, Cultural Survival has worked with Indigenous Peoples globally to protect their languages, cultures and traditional territories.  To learn more about the organization's work, visit the the Cultural Survival website.