Monthly Archives: April 2010

Development programs should aim to advance indigenous peoples self-determination (Apr. 2010)

Development projects need to incorporate into their objectives the right of indigenous people to self-determination, said Special Rapporteur James Anaya in his address to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues during its ninth session. Improving the educational opportunities for indigenous people and strengthening their institutions and self-government structures are essential for enabling indigenous… Read More »

Nordic Sami Convention would strengthen the human rights of Sami in the Nordic region (Apr. 2010)

Nordic governments and Sami organizations have achieved notable progress in advancing the human rights of the indigenous people in the Sapmi region, said Special Rapporteur James Anaya after a three day conference in Rovaniemi, Finland, where he met with representatives of Sami Parliaments, NGOs, and the governments of Norway, Sweden, and Finland. Many challenges remain,… Read More »