Victoria Tauli-Corpuz has been the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples since 2014. She is an indigenous leader from the Kankanaey Igorot people of the Cordillera Region in the Philippines. A former Chair of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, she helped build the indigenous peoples' movement in the Cordillera as a youth activist in the early 1970s and later established and led the Tebtebba Foundation (Indigenous Peoples' International Center for Policy Research and Education).
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Friday, December 14, 2018
Attacks on Indigenous Rights Defenders Should Not Be Ignored
The attempts at political violence that took place before the US elections have almost been forgotten now and the country has moved on to other controversies. The perpetrator of the attempted bombings was caught within a few days . In the wealthiest nations, you see, political threats and violence...