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August 2020 - Special Edition: International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

As the Covid-19 crisis affects the entire world, Indigenous Peoples are already confronting manifold crises: deforestation by land and agri-business ventures in their territories, persistent lack of tenure rights, economic marginalization, and poor public services for education and healthcare. As Covid-19 spreads, sickening and impoverishing many, Indigenous Peoples are among the worst affected and have the least means to cope – in some cases they have had to resort to isolation. And yet, their territories and knowledge hold key solutions to other crises, like the climate emergency. Indigenous Peoples are at crossroads of global crises and global solutions.

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