Indigenous Peoples

UN Global Compact Bulletin (August 2017)

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The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, actions you can take, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look to this monthly communication for important information. Please note that actions and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders, unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic and Russian.

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The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, actions you can take, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look to this monthly communication for important information. Please note that actions and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders, unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic and Russian.

Feminist Stakeholders, the Dakota Pipeline and ESG Investing

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by Rebecca Adamson, Native American economist, Founder and President, First Peoples Worldwide 

“The fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline has implications beyond the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. It is a fight for everyone who wants clean air, clean water, and gender equality. As governments increasingly prove incapable or unwilling to protect these things, citizens are turning to the market and the market is responding.” 

Inspiring Sustainability Champions

Teachings of Ilarion Merculieff and Robin Kimmerer
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This past month we have called out on EarthSayers.tv, Voices of Sustainability, two sustainability champions.  These two indigenous leaders address sustainability, as a concept, in their presentations and are active in sharing their wisdom with us through online video.  Their guidance has been invaluable to us.

Today Earth Day, we introduce you to Ilarion (Larry) Merculieff (Aleut), Founder of the Global Center for Indigenous Leadership and Lifeways and Dr. Robin Kimmerer, SUNY distinguished teaching professor and Director, Center for Native Peoples and the Environment.

Announcing WisdomKeepers.tv, Indigenous Voices of Sustainability

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PORTLAND, Oregon, October 1, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Ruth Ann Barrett of EarthSayers.tv joins with Ilarion Merculieff (Aleut) of the Global Center for Indigenous Leadership and Lifeways to seek funding for the development of WisdomKeepers.tv, a Web-based search engine or gateway to curated video content advancing the Indigenous voices of sustainability as well as those of our citizens, from all walks of life, who address environmental, social, cultural and economic issues as part of their work on behalf of Mother Earth, her children, and the next seven generations

Respecting the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The Impact on People, Planet and Corporate Profits
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GreenMoney Interview Series: Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples interviewed by Steven Heim, Managing Director of Boston Common Asset Management

Introduction by Steven Heim, who is a Managing Director at Boston Common Asset Management.

Responsible Stewardship of Native American Assets

How the Oneida Tribe honors today & tomorrow
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By Susan White, a citizen of the Oneida Nation in Wisconsin and Director of Oneida Trust and Enrollments

Getting Dirty: Oil, Gas, Mining and Sex

Indigenous Rights and the Extractive Industry
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By Rebecca Adamson (Cherokee), an Indigenous economist, founder and President of First Peoples Worldwide

UN Global Compact Launches Business Guide on Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Press Release

New York, December 2, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The UN Global Compact released A Business Reference Guide to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as part of the second annual United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva. The Guide aims to help business understand the rights of indigenous peoples and recommends practical actions to respect and support these rights.

Climate Change Journal Focuses Special Issue on Indigenous Peoples as they Cope with Consequences of Climate Change

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BURLINGTON, VT, October 4, 2013 /3BL Media/ – NativeEnergy, Inc. – Climate change. Two words with deeply varying meaning depending on who you are. Depending on where you live. Depending on the degree to which dramatic changes in weather affect your life. These two words bring with them complex and overwhelming challenges to Indigenous peoples. For some, it means the physical moving of entire communities, the loss of sacred religious sites, the disruption of plants and animals critical for subsistence. Climate change. Two words that mean an end to a people’s way of life.

Alberta Canada Tar Sands: See for Yourself

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It's a place in Indigenous territories and rich in forests, wetlands and huge deposits of bitumen, a tar-like substance that’s turned into oil through complex and energy-intensive processes.  You might have heard about the Tar Sands in connection with expanding the Keystone XL pipeline connecting Alberta, Canada with communities throughout the States of Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. A decision on it is not expected until 2015.

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