In this section we publish details of all completed and ongoing projects that we undertake in Alamáciga.
Locate all our projects on the map to access their file.
Comunicado Acción Urgente
Difundimos el comunicado urgente solicitando al Estado colombiano la protección de los líderes y lideresas de la Asociación de Cabildos Indígenas del Norte del Cauca (ACIN), organización social con la que trabajamos estrechamente, que está siendo víctima de amenazas y hostigamientos por parte de grupos armados.
En el marco de las discusiones sobre el informe que está ultimando el Mecanismo de Expertos sobre los Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas (MEDPI) sobre el tema de "participación de los pueblos indígenas en la toma de decisiones", las organizaciones IWGIA, Centro para el Desarrollo de los Derechos de las Minorías, Kenia (CEMIRIDE), Minority Rights Group International (MRG) y Consejo para el Bienestar Endorois (Endorois Welfare Council) presentaron la declaración que les adjuntamos.
In its report, the PFII recommends ECOSOC to approve the celebration of an experts meeting next year, on the issue “struggling violence against indigenous girls and women”; to approve next period of sessions from 7 to 18 May in New York and to adopt the programme proposed for that session, that will have as special issue: “the discovery doctrine: its lasting repercussion in indigenous peoples and the right to receive fair amends for the conquests in the past” (articles 28 and 37 of the Statement).
From 17 to 19 June 2011, it was held in Jokkmokk, Sámpi (sami territory) the Terra Madre Indígena meeting. The international movement Terra Madre and Slow Food is addressed to promote the respect towards the sustainable food production systems, including traditional uses.
More information about it at: http://www.terramadre.info/indigenous
The Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous People of the United Nations´ Human Rights Council is going hold its fourth session from 11 to 15 July 2011, in the XX Room of the United Nations Palace in Geneva, Switzerland. The documents and information about the session will be available here.
This year it will be presented the final version of the report on the right of the indigenous peoples to participate in the decision making procedure. At the moment, the document is available just in English.
|Instrumentos internacionales para la defensa de los derechos de los pueblos indígenas||Pueblos indígenas y áreas protegidas: por el pleno control del territorio. De Bariloche a Barcelona|
|Diálogos para la cooperación con pueblos indígenas||Generaldo redes, conciencia e instrumentos para la defensa de los derechos de los pueblos indígenas|
|Boletin nº1 CODPI: derechos indígenas, perspectivas e instrumentos
||Boletin nº2 CODPI: derechos indígenas, perspectivas e instrumentos|
|Boletin nº3 CODPI: derechos indígenas, perspectivas e instrumentos||Boletín nº4 CODPI|
Almáciga, with the support of the Biodiversity Foundation (“Fundación Biodiversidad”) has compiled and systematized reference, informative and working materials on the issue of indigenous peoples and protected areas. These materials have been included in a CDRom for its distribution in different multilateral forums and workshops. Documents can be accessed in Spanish onlyThe CD was designed as a tool for those indigenous communities and organizations in Latin America, and support organizations, wishing to go in depth into the issue of protected areas in connection with indigenous peoples’ rights. The materials are aimed at improving full and effective participation of indigenous peoples in the decision-taking process on the protected areas regime, particularly regarding the negotiations about such protected areas being developed in the national, regional (Latin America) and international (CBD and discussions within the IUCN) levels.
The CDRom has several folders, structured in three groups: reference materials, informative materials and working materials.
The first folder contains reference materials on the processes relating to protected areas and indigenous peoples’ rights that are being developed in the multilateral and regional level, particularly in the region of Latin America. Special focus has been placed on two essential multilateral processes: negotiations held in the frame of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
The second, “informative materials” folder, contains case studies prepared by indigenous organizations, support organizations and other relevant bodies, along with publications on the issue.
Lastly, the third folder contains working materials in Power Point format, that can be used by indigenous organizations in training workshops on protected areas and indigenous peoples’ rights.
In this site you may find some of the documents and the complete list of materials included in the CD. Those people or organizations with an interest in any specific publication or material can request it from Almáciga through the contact form available in this web page. We will be happy to get in touch with you.
Almáciga makes available for indigenous and support organizations presentations and materials that can be used in training and education on the rights of indigenous peoples. We hope they are useful. You can access the documents through the links included in the bottom of this article.
Thanks to the support of the Human Rights Office of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Almáciga created a CD compiling working materials and documents for training on the human rights system and the rights of indigenous peoples. The documents can be accessed in Spanish only
El Relator Especial para los derechos de los pueblos indígenas, Profesor James Anaya, llevará a cabo reuniones individuales con representantes de los pueblos y organizaciones indígenas durante la cuarta sesión del Mecanismo de Expertos sobre los Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas (MEDPI), en Ginebra.