Indigenous peoples News

12 September 2016
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!Kung Victory over Land Grabs

The High Court of Namibia delivered a ruling which represents a critical legal victory for the !Kung and Ju/’oan (San) communities living in the N≠a Jaqna and Nyae Nyae conservancies in North East Namibia.

11 May 2016
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Batwa leader meets with UN to prevent Genocide

This is an historic moment, in which the first African indigenous leader will meet with the Special Advisor to present data collected by indigenous peoples themselves, on trends in serious crimes and violence against indigenous peoples in the Kivu District. 

09 November 2015
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Can Botswana’s democracy carry spirit of the Kalahari?

Botswana has long been hailed as a ‘miracle’ of democracy in sub-Saharan Africa. In the last ten years however, this gilded reputation earned during 1970’s and 1980’s which reflected high economic growth levels and political stability, has lost much of its lustre.
20 October 2015
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Hai//om set to make legal history with Etosha aboriginal land claim

The Hai//om have approached the Legal Assistance Centre (LAC) of Namibia, a public interest law centre and human rights organisation, to launch an aboriginal title claim for the area  today known as the Etosha National Park.

02 September 2015
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Does democracy work for the San in Botswana?

The video offers insight into the issues faced by the San in Botswana and introduces the Khwedom Council.

16 July 2015
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Tribute to ||Garuxab Toppies Kruiper

As a tribute, we wish to share with you this tribute and remembrance of him by Dr. Nigel Crawhall, Director of Secretariat, IPACC. 

04 September 2014
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OSISA and The Indigenous World 2013

In the recently released report by the The International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA), “ The Indigenous World 2013”, the work of OSISA’s Indigenous Peoples Rights Programme and our grantees features prominently.  This is a significant achievement as this report is widely considered to be one of the most influential and authoritative sources of information on the situation of indigenous peoples globally.

Some of the highlights featuring work supported by us,  in the report are:

Namibia

25 June 2014
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Botswana accepts San as indigenous to the Okavango Delta

38th Session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee gave its approval to inscribe the Okavango Delta as Botswana’s second World Heritage Site. 

06 February 2014
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Nobel nod for UN Rapporteur on Indigenous Peoples

Prof Anaya's report on Namibia will be launched next week

20 August 2013
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Recognising indigenous rights

Historic deal recognises traditional knowledge of San and Khoi

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