Indigenas Digitais – ICTs and Brazilian Indigenous communities

I recently learned about this documentary from @simsa0 who pointed me to this posting on Intercontinental Cry magazine. – Cheers, Mark Indigenas Digitais is a 2010 documentary directed by Sebastian Gerlic and produced by Thydêwá about the use of information communication technologies by Brazilian Indigenous tribes to improve human rights […]

Human Rights and Access to Information and Communication Technologies

The world is going through a profound change where advances in Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) have tied nation states into an increasingly complex web of development, thus prompting the extreme importance of access to ICTs. Article 27 of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights (UDHR) provides that ‘everyone has […]

The Indigenous World 2012

In over seventy articles and country reports, The Indigenous World 2012 gives a comprehensive update on the current situation of indigenous peoples and their human rights, and reports on the most important developments in international processes of relevance to indigenous peoples during 2011. The majority of the country reports document […]

Sommer Films

From the Sommer Films website: Rebecca Sommer is a New-York-based and German-born international human rights advocate, journalist, artist and filmmaker, and the representative for EarthPeoples (www.earthpeoples.org) to the United Nations. Rebecca Sommer has earned a reputation in many fields. She was editor at large for Madison magazine (NYC), Spirit and […]

L’auravetl’an Information and Education Network of Indigenous People (LIENIP)

The interregional public organization L’auravetl’an Information and Education Network of Indigenous People (LIENIP) was established in 2003. The establishment of the information center was driven by the difficult situation of indigenous peoples in the North, Siberia, and the Far East of the Russian Federation. Thirty indigenous peoples in each of […]

Indigenous Rights and Social Media – a Sámi example

This blog post discusses indigenous uses of social media with the example of resistance against exploitation of the land and its raw materials in Swedish Sápmi – the cultural homeland of the Sámi, indigenous people of Europe. A growing conflict in Gállok was in the news in the summer of […]

Digital Democracy

Digital Democracy’s mission is to empower marginalized communities to use technology to defend their rights. As technology becomes cheaper and more accessible, we believe it can and should be used to bring more voices to the table. Digital Democracy helps our partners achieve transformative change and works toward a world […]

APC Women’s Networking Support Programme

We are a global network of women who support women networking for social change and women’s empowerment, through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). We promote gender equality in the design, development, implementation, access to and use of ICTs and in the policy decisions and frameworks that regulate […]

Cultural Survival

For 40 years Cultural Survival has partnered with Indigenous communities around the world to defend their lands, languages, and cultures. We publicize Indigenous Peoples’ issues through our award-winning publications; we mount letter-writing campaigns and other advocacy efforts to stop environmental destruction and abuses of Native Peoples’ rights; and we work […]

International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA)

IWGIA is an international human rights organization staffed by specialists and advisers on indigenous affairs. IWGIA’s overall goal is to endorse and promote indigenous peoples’ right to self-determination, their cultural integrity and their right to development on their own conditions. In order to fulfil this task, IWGIA works within a […]