Mobilization. Appeal of the International Committee of the Indigenous Peoples of Russia to the indigenous peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East.

Brothers and sisters!  On September 21, President Putin announced a “partial mobilization” in the country. Nobody can be fooled by the word “partial” today. There have been already numerous evidences that summonses are being handed to thousands of future soldiers whom the Russian government…

A Just Transition = Indigenous Self-Determination

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 The People’s Forum 320 W 37th St, New York, NY 10018 Galina Angarova (Buryat), Cultural Survival Executive Director Pavel Sulyandziga (Udege) Chairman, Batani Foundation Event by: Cultural Survival, Batani Foundation, First Peoples Worldwide, Earthworks, Society for Threatened Peoples, A Growing Culture…

Xenophobia and indigenous peoples in Russia. What does the “Hate Crime” topic mean for Russian IP?

Presentation for the OSCE Expert Meeting “Addressing Hate Crime against Indigenous Peoples” by Dmitry Berezhkov. The “Hate Crime” topic regarding indigenous peoples is still relevant for Russia. It is a great challenge that has roots in colonial history and the colonial nowadays of the ultimate nature…

After a 6-month Arctic Council pause, it’s time to seek new paths forward

As the war in Ukraine drags on, Arctic states need to find more permanent avenues for collaboration in the region. The Arctic was supposed to be exceptional — an area of the globe substantially removed from the pressures of great power politics. Russia and…

Recognizing the transformational potential of Indigenous-led conservation economies

Over the last decade, Canada has seen an increase in the number of initiatives to green or circularize the economy through sustainable development, as well as those that support and enhance Indigenous environmental leadership. Both projects are desperately needed given our rapid progress towards capitalist-driven climate catastrophe. Although…

U.S. to appoint Arctic ambassador in sign of region’s growing importance

The Biden administration announced Friday it will nominate an ambassador-at-large for the Arctic, raising the profile of American policymaking for the region.  Why it matters: The move comes at a time of increased militarization in the far north, with NATO members squaring off against Russia, and…

Russian aggression against Ukraine
and Indigenous peoples of Russia

In the early hours of February 24 th the Russian military build-up along Ukraine’s northern, eastern, and southern borders finally erupted into a full-scale war against Ukraine. Russia’s aggression has already claimed the lives of tens of thousands of people, both among the civilian…

Coalition Calls for Securing Rights of Indigenous Peoples

On August 9, 2022, the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, Indigenous leaders will launch a new site—www.sirgecoalition.org—as part of the official public announcement of a new coalition to Secure Indigenous People’s Rights in a Green Economy (SIRGE Coalition). The minerals necessary for…

Indigenous activists of Russia denounced as “traitors to the people”

06/25/2022 Sharp criticism of interest groups that support Russia’s war of aggression: “Organizations whose representatives support the war and the killing of civilians in Ukraine, including the murder of indigenous people, must not represent the interests and rights of indigenous peoples at the international…

“The Gold of Shoria”

Vyacheslav Krechetov’s documentary “The Gold of Shoria” recounts the story of environmental catastrophe in southern Siberia, where coal and gold mining companies are causing irreparable harm to the traditional lands of the Shor – a small Indigenous people of Russia living on the territories of…