The Comunidad de Paz de San José de Apartado: confronting violence with unity and solidarity in Colombia
The Colombian government claims that the Urabá region is pacified… but the only peace that people speak about in the region is the peace of the graves, the peace of those who remain silent for fear of guns and intimidation…… Read more
Ms. Dam Chanty is an indigenous Tampuen/Lao with a long history of working to strengthen the rights of indigenous peoples in Ratanakiri Province and Cambodia. Chanty is 53 years old and has 6 children and 3 grandchildren and is fluent … Read more
Maanda Ngoitiko is an indigenous Maasai woman from Soit Sambu village in Loliondo Division, Ngorongoro District, northern Tanzania. She got her start in community development and advocacy working for one of the first pastoralist NGOs in Tanzania, the Korongoro Integrated … Read more
Taita Jose Becerra and Dr. Germán Zuluaga Ramirez: culture-based healing in the Amazon region of Colombia
The Taita Jose Becerra, heir to an ancient Indian medical tradition of the Yage culture, has served his community for decades through quiet healing service and advice. He has also participated in meetings with other Indian doctors and accompanied the … Read more
Dave de Vera: innovative and successful action for indigenous peoples to regain rights to land and natural resources in the Philippines
Dave was chosen for his continuing, innovative and successful action supporting the indigenous peoples of the Philippines to regain their rights to land and natural resources.
With great humanity, personal engagement and sense of humour, Dave has worked for decades … Read more
After studying philosophy, theology, sociology and anthropology, Hernán Rodas engaged as a priest in the movement of liberation theology. Listening to the poor, he was one of the main members of the team that re-translated the Bible from the perspective … Read more
Dr Nurit Peled-Elhanan teaches Language Sciences at the University of Tel Aviv and is specialised on the discourse at the heart of the Israeli educational system, in particular regarding the verbal and visual representations of Palestinians and non-occidental Jews.
Daughter … Read more
The Central of Indigenous People Leco de Apollo (CIPLA) represents 21 communities covering a population of approximately 4,000 inhabitants. Its territory largely overlaps the Madidi National Park, one of the most important protected areas in Bolivia which has a global … Read more
For generations, the knowledge and practices of the Ogiek of Mount Elgon, Kenya, have sustained their livelihoods and the ecosystem on which they depend.
They grazed their cattle, sheep and goats on the Chepkitale moorland of Mt Elgon and into … Read more
The Inter-Cultural Organizations’ Network for Solidarity and Peace (ICON-SP) Inc. is a relatively new partnership network of various Tri-peoples’ (referring to the Muslim, Christian settlers and indigenous peoples of Mindanao) and other organizations committed to work together towards peace-building, human … Read more