NEWS 2007



UN General Assembly backs indigenous peoples' rights                                                                   (September 13, 2007) UNITED NATIONS (AFP) - The UN General Assembly on Thursday adopted a non-binding declaration upholding the human, land and resources rights of the world's 370 million indigenous people, brushing off opposition from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States. The vote in the assembly was 143 in favor and four against. Eleven countries, including Russia and Colombia, abstained. The declaration, capping more than 20 years of debate at the United Nations, also recognizes the right of indigenous peoples to self-determination and sets global human rights standards for them.

The 'lost tribes' and the bliss of innocence                                                                                      
The Standard newspaper, Society Magazine, KENYA (29.04.2007) The "Boni" are not the "Boni" - and the Aweer (the real name of the "Boni") are not a lost tribe ! Newspapers always get things wrong! Why? For them we are just something exotic to report on.    - Elder in Milimani - ...




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