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MaximsNewsNetwork: INDIGENOUS PEOPLES FORUM: UNITED NATIONS (UNTV)

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Published on Apr 30, 2010

MaximsNewsNetwork: 30 April 2010 - UNTV: United Nations, New York - Carlos Mamani, Chairperson of the United Nations (UN) Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, and Vicky Tauli-Corpuz, a Member of the Forum, briefed reporters on the conclusion of the Forum, which ended today.

Tauli-Corpuz of the Philippines, spoke about the impact that forests have on the lives of indigenous peoples calling forest conservation a very emotional issue. She said that while indigenous peoples had worked to preserve the health of the worlds forests, they are also subjected to all these activities that are leading to the deforestation of these forests.

The relationship between indigenous peoples and forests was among the major issues discussed during the two-week forum at United Nations

Carlos Mamani, Chairperson of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, also addressed reporters, saying that while there has been important progress in the conditions of indigenous peoples around the world, the continued construction of hydroelectric dams, highways, and continuing mining operations prolong the pillage of our lands. He said, however, that there have been important advances especially with the dialogue indigenous peoples are having in the context of the United Nations.

Some 2,000 indigenous representatives convened in New York to take part in the Permanent Forums ninth session, which focused on the theme of Development with Culture and Identity.
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