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Dear friends, a meeting of Tesla shareholders will be held soon. We ask you to sign the petition to boycott Norilsk Nickel pending the fulfillment of our demands. In the end of May, one of the largest accidents occurred in the Arctic where recovery…

The Saami Council supports appeal from indigenous leaders regarding NorNickel

The Saami Council supports the appeal from indigenous leaders and experts of the Russian Federation to Mr. Elon Musk and Tesla, to refrain from buying nickel from NorNickel until the company implement indigenous peoples’ rights and fulfill its environmental obligations. A sustainable future requires…

Bloomberg. Russian Arctic Peoples Appeal to Elon Musk for Nornickel Boycott

A group of indigenous people in Russia are asking Tesla Inc’s Elon Musk to stop buying supplies from miner MMC Norilsk Nickel PJSC until the company compensates them for environmental damage to their ancestral lands. “The lands of indigenous people appropriated by the company…

In the Cheremza tent camp of indigenous activists in the Kemerovo region, police have started to detain protesters

This morning, August 13, 2020, an escalation of confrontation began in a protest camp near the Shor village Cheremza in the Kemerovo region. In this tent camp, indigenous and local activists have protested against a new coal mining project “Kuznetskiy Yuzhny” during the last…

‘The Fish Rots From the Head’: How a Salmon Crisis Stoked Russian Protests

OZERPAKH, Russia — A row of stakes hundreds of feet long pokes out of the endless estuary of the Amur River on Russia’s Pacific coast, resembling the naked spine of a giant fish. It is a piece of commercial fishing infrastructure reminding the people…

Denis Sangi. Degradation of federal law “On guarantees of the rights of the indigenous peoples of the Russian Federation”

At the outset, it should be noted that there are two key rights for indigenous peoples around the world. This is the right to ownership of ancestral lands and territories, and the right to self-government and independent decision-making about their own development. The significance…

Dear Mr. Elon Musk: A Letter From Russian Indigenous Peoples About Nickel Mining Pollution

A network of independent experts, activists, leaders, and organizations of Russian indigenous peoples has called on Tesla CEO Elon Musk to boycott a Russian mining company until it meets specific ecologically-sound conditions. The letter to Musk acknowledges that Nornickel is an international leader in…

Joint statement with Arctic Consult on the decision of the Russian Government to shut down the Centre for the Support of Indigenous Peoples

6 November 2019 Moscow regional court sustained a claim of the Russian Ministry of Justice and made a decision on forced liquidation of the Russian non-governmental organization the Centre for the Support of Indigenous Peoples of the North, which was led by prominent human…

The Centre for the Support of Indigenous Peoples published a book about the Bikin Udege

The Centre for the Support of Indigenous Peoples of the North (CSIPN) published a book about the Udege people, which tells about the history of the Udege, about the Ussuri taiga in the Bikin River valley, which scientists call “the Russian Amazon”, the Bikin…

The first Cooperation Agreement

The first Cooperation Agreement of the newly established Batani international Indigenous Fund for Development and Solidarity has been signed with the Norwegian consulting company “Arctic Consult,” whose mission is to provide legal and economic advice to indigenous communities. Arctic Consult will assist with the…