Territories of Life News
"We Indigenous people are fighting to save the Amazon, but the whole planet is in trouble because you do not respect it." Nemonte Nenquimo: Published in The Guardian
The government says the contentious territory was empty space and unoccupied public land but residents claim they hold it under customary ownership. (Source: Daily Monitor)
Site hosted by Six Nations Polytechnic brings together info on free, prior and informed consent (Source: CBC News)
In late February 2017 LifeMosaic and Peru Equidad facilitated a three-day workshop for Shawi community leaders in the village San Antonio, Loreto department, Peru.
LifeMosaic and CINEP teamed up to bring our Territories of Life toolkit and workshops to youth from three Wiwa communities in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
We invite you to to take part in a unique two-day event joining Misak leader Jeremias Tunubala, The GalGael Trust and LifeMosaic in Govan, Glasgow. Open to all community members and practitioners engaged in community-led approaches, please sign up to attend on the 17th & 18th of November. We are also holding our ten year celebration at Galgael HQ after the Friday session - All welcome!
In June, LifeMosaic brought the Territories of Life toolkit to Kenya, in partnership with the Kivulini Trust and the Waso Trustland Project.
Indigenous Sami Leaders and arctic scientists call for urgent help from the international community as the Finnish government are about to pass the new Forestry Act, threatening the last old growth forests of Finnish Lapland and the reindeer herding homeland of the indigenous Sámi Peoples. (Kenrick / Bella Caledonia)
In February, LifeMosaic brought the Territories of Life toolkit to Yaqui and Rarámuri communities of North West Mexico, in partnership with the Christensen Foundation, La Marabunta Filmadora and Siné-Comunarr.
For British politicians, foreign aid to Africa has become a cherished emblem of our idealism and generosity. But what happens when our funds harm those they are meant to help? (Rawlence / The Guardian)
Please help distribute Territories of Life to indigenous peoples across Africa, Latin America & South East Asia. Our crowdfunder ends on December 31st.
Kenya’s new constitution provides for ‘community lands’. Group ranches and trust lands will be vested in communities. Liz Alden Wily asks, 'Is the constitution protecting old ways instead of leading us into the future?' (The Star)
A new video looks at how Guatemalan communities sustainably manage half a million hectares of forests while developing their local economies.
In this new video from the Territories of Life video toolkit, hear about communities that have used radio, video and other communication strategies to strengthen their struggles.
A new video from the Territories of Life video toolkit tells the story of how Maasai indigenous women in Tanzania used awareness raising, protests and political pressure to lead a movement in defense of their territory.
LifeMosaic’s new video on “Land Rights” takes a look at three different types of land rights: community concessions on state land, individual land ownership and communal ownership of territory. It’s the fourth in LifeMosaic’s series “Territories of Life“ (Chris Lang / redd-monitor.org).
This new video from LifeMosaic describes the tactics that companies use to convince communities to accept and support their projects. It’s the third in LifeMosaic’s series “Territories of Life“ (Chris Lang / redd-monitor.org).
A new video by LifeMosaic, part of the series “Territories of Life“, looks at the impacts of this enormous land grab on indigenous peoples around the world (Chris Lang / redd-monitor.org).
European Launch of the Tool Kit today, Wednesday September 30th, 12:00-13:30 At the 2015 International Conference Series to Scale-up Strategies for Securing Community Land and Resource Rights, Bern, Switzerland.
Territories of Life is being screened as part of a three-week residential training with 27 young indigenous leaders from across Indonesia. The training, organised by AMAN / BPAN and LifeMosaic, is being held in a remote Dayak traditional longhouse in Kapuas Hulu, West Kalimantan, Indonesia
Along the Atlantic coast of Honduras, Garifuna communities are organizing to resist evictions and the dispossession of their territories by mega-tourism projects, narco-traffickers and the expansion of agricultural plantations (Jeff Abbott / wagingnonviolence.org).