A river in new-zealand gets a legal voice. It speaks the language of riffles and babbles, not legal rights and codes, but the Whanganui River, New Zealand’s third largest, has received something no other river in the country – and possibly the world yet has: a legal voice read more here.

A river in new-zealand gets a legal voice. It speaks the language of riffles and babbles, not legal rights and codes, but the Whanganui River, New Zealand’s third largest, has received something no other river in the country – and possibly the world yet has: a legal voice read more here.



TOPIC # 10 –  EXAMPLES OF INDIGENOUS MOVEMENTS AROUND THE GLOBE

The colonisation of Indigenous People is a global issue, not just a Canadian one. There is an awakening of Indigenous People and their fight for justice all around the world. This is coupled with the environmental movement fuelled by climate change. These two movements are joining forces and creating new dynamics around the globe. A pattern emerges: when Indigenous rights are honoured and Indigenous People are empowered – the earth is being protected by Indigenous People and their supporters.

For your presentation:

  • In your group explore examples around the globe of Indigenous issues and reconciliation.
  • You can focus on one country or part of the globe to explore Indigenous People there

OR

  • You can choose one to two themes that you want to explore in different parts of the globe. You can choose your own themes or topics of exploration or be inspired by some of these ideas:
  • Protecting the environment, truth and reconciliation movements, gaining a political presence in their country, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People, apartheid and segregation, regaining their language and culture.