Russia Should Get Behind Arctic Ban on Dirty Fuel

Russia is watering down a block on heavy fuel oil — a toxic pollutant — in the Arctic. That could be a dangerous mistake. n recent years, Russia has emerged as a global leader in the production and transportation of liquefied natural gas (LNG). …

THE ARCTIC’S FUTURE IS SHAPED BY INDIGENOUS YOUTH LEADERS

Building relationships among peoples across the Arctic borders was a vision the Arctic Indigenous youth had when they came together in the very first Arctic Youth Leaders’ Summit held in Finland last November of the previous year. Bearing witness to the common issues their…

The Appeals Court supported indigenous people of Koybalskaya steppe

On November 5, 2020, the Eighth Appeals Court of General Jurisdiction annulled two resolutions (No. 151 and No. 152) of the Government of the Republic of Khakassia dated April 15, 2019. According to these resolutions, a total of 17 land plots belonging to Khakassian farmers…

Russia’s indigenous peoples are in the crosshairs of COVID-19

In recent weeks, COVID-19 cases in Russia have surged. On October 21, Russian officials announced a record daily death toll of 317, but ruled out a strict lockdown. The pandemic has laid bare and exacerbated the inequalities of societies the world over, and Russia is no exception. Now…

Christmas Day brings final end to Barents region’s largest air polluter

Tens of thousands of tons of sulfur dioxide and other hazardous gases from the chimneys have annually been emitted from Nornickel’s factory in the town with the same name as the metal produced. Damage to health, environment and cross-border relations with Norway have made…

The burning scar: Inside the destruction of Asia’s last rainforests

A Korean palm oil giant has been buying up swathes of Asia’s largest remaining rainforests. A visual investigation published today suggests fires have been deliberately set on the land. Petrus Kinggo walks through the thick lowland rainforest in the Boven Digoel Regency. “This is…

Aborigen Forum response to the “Development strategy for the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation and ensuring national security through 2035”

Aborigen Forum is an informal alliance of independent experts, activists, leaders, and community organizations representing indigenous peoples of the North, Siberia, and the Far East. Aborigen Forum expresses extreme concern about the approval of the Arctic zone development strategy through 2035, which, in essence,…

Record number of Native American women elected to Congress

Democrats Deb Haaland and Sharice Davids retain their House seats and are joined by Republican Yvette Herrell The 117th Congress will have a record number of Native American women after voters elected three to the House of Representatives. Democrats Deb Haaland, a Laguna Pueblo member representing…

Russia Shuts Down Arctic Indigenous Rights Group

Moscow’s city court has ruled to disband an indigenous people’s rights group almost 20 years after its founding, the latest in a series of NGO shutdowns that critics see as retaliation for their activities. Russian authorities blacklisted the Center for Support of Indigenous Peoples of the…

BUILDING BACK BETTER

Register here: http://bit.ly/IPBHR-BuildingBackBetter Download: IP and LTR_Concept Note-ENG.pdf (3000 KB) Date and time: 11 November 20205.30 PST; 8.30 EST; 15.30 EET; 21.30 PHST Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes Language interpretation: Spanish, French, English, Russian BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Almost nine months since COVID-19 swept the world, its impacts…