Category: Indigenous People

Posted in Civil Society Climate Change Conflict Corporations Health Indigenous People Mining Resource Management State

Mining, Protests and Political Participation in Peru

Source of the Picture: Swissinfo.ch. See the multimedia  story on the recent environmental protests in the Tintaya mine developed by Swissinfo.

On November 12, 2019, 13 rural communities in the province of Espinar started a strike.… Read More

Posted in Climate Change Conflict Indigenous People State Sustainability

Yarsagumba Extraction: Issues in Conflict, Sustainability, & Resource Sovereignty

Yarsagumba is a caterpillar-fungus fusion. It forms when parasitic mushroom spores infect and mummify moth larvae under the soil. Twig-shaped fungus sprouts from the head of dead caterpillars, emerging just centimeters above the earth for harvesters to find.… Read More

Posted in Conflict Corporations Indigenous People Mining State Uncategorized

Gold Extraction in Gyama Valley, Tibetan Plateau – When Narratives Clash

 

While the predominant view of the natural world and global environmental discourse stems from a western neoliberal legacy, the indigenous views of nature is set in a polemic opposition of this mainstream narrative.… Read More

Posted in Agriculture Indigenous People Mining Sustainability Uncategorized

Guano Extraction and Indigeneity

Bird poop – the original fertilizer

For thousands of years, indigenous populations have used different forms of fertilizer to grow crops. In Latin America and Oceania, the use of excrement, eggshells, and carcasses of seabirds, bats, and seals has helped crops flourish even in poor soil.… Read More

Posted in Amber Artisanal Mining Indigenous People Mining

Reshaping society: amber extraction in Chiapas.

Amber, the fossilized resin of extinct trees has been present in Chiapas, in southeastern Mexico for more than 20 million years. the native people of Chiapas used it as an ornament and, according to folk medicine, it had healing properties.Read More

Posted in Indigenous People Water management

The Winters Doctrine and the case of the Oahe Dam

The perception of nature within Indigenous tribes in the United States (US) is unique. For most Indigenous peoples, the relationship with all beings and places begins at birth and continues until death.… Read More

Posted in Agriculture Business and Human Rights Certification and Transparency Civil Society Conflict Corporations Impact Mitigation Indigenous People Mining Multi-stakeholder Dialogue Stakeholder State Sustainability Trading

Corporate Social Responsibility, a General Overview

Development

The term Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) appeared more than 50 years ago in Howard Bowen’s publication: Social Responsibilities of the Businessmen (1953). The term has evolved for years, but there is an overall understanding among scholars that CSR is the result of the moral obligation that companies have within the society in which they operate.Read More

Posted in Business and Human Rights Corporations Indigenous People Mining

Transnational Corporations, Indigenous Peoples and the Ambiguity of the Law: Some Thoughts on Current Developments in the Area of Business and Indigenous Rights

A Judgment in South Africa

Sometimes, one’s studies and the developments of the “real world” come together in surprising ways. As I make the very last adjustments to my paper on the engagement of mining corporations with the indigenous right to “free, prior and informed consent”, a South African court ruling makes headlines around the world.… Read More

Posted in Climte Change Indigenous People

What is the role of Indigenous people in the fight against climate change?

Recently, I came across an interesting article entitled, “The Key role of indigenous people in global climate change efforts”. This article discusses the 2018 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP24) climate talks that took place in December in Poland.… Read More