Indigenous Peoples’ International Day Let us celebrate, but above all let us offer reparation

Montreal, August 9th, 2015 – The United Nations celebrates days regarding specific topics. Their aim is to contribute to the public awareness. There are many opportunities to promote national and international actions and to stimulate interest in the UN programs and activities. These United Nations celebrations and events have largely been established by the General Assembly. "Let us accompany these days with real actions and sufficient funds to repair the damage that has been done," asks Rodolf Samson, in charge of Native Affairs for the Canadian Raelian Movement.


Concerned about WW3? The time is NOW!

Australia couldn't have chosen a worse time to be president of the UN Security Council in its temporary role there. Its main ally, the USA, is avidly seeking another war, this time with SYRIA. Australia's prime minister until the September election, Kevin Rudd, is brazenly advocating an attack on Syria and last year, the foreign minister, Bob Carr, exhorted the assassination of Syria's president Bashar al-Assad ( http://www.indymedia.org.au/2012/10/13/bob-carr-the-intended-assassinati... ).

WGAR News: UN wants more effort from Australia in Aboriginal child welfare: CAAMA audio interview

Newsletter date: 24 June 2013


* CAAMA: UN wants more effort from Australia in Aboriginal child welfare
* NIRS: National push will aim to improve poor child protection outcomes
* Northern Territory (NT) Forced Aboriginal Adoption Media Coverage

* NACCHO political alert: Call for government cooperation as NACCHO outlines ten point plan for enhancing Closing the Gap efforts
* NACCHO launches new 2013-2030 Healthy Futures 10 point and AIHW report card

WGAR News: Aboriginal Community Controlled Health vital to closing the gap: NACCHO

Newsletter date: 25 March 2013


* NACCHO: Aboriginal Community Controlled Health vital to closing the gap

* Mary Micallef, For the ISJA Melbourne Team: What’s the cost of imprisonment?
* Alison Thorne, ISJA Melbourne: Launch of John Pat 30
* National Day of Action to Stop Aboriginal deaths in custody! Remember John Pat
* Background to Aboriginal imprisonment and Deaths in Custody

* CAAMA: Walpiri lawman talks about saving his culture!

* NITV News: Indigenous women gather at UN to stop domestic violence

WGAR News: UN intervention called for at James Price Point: Hands off country

Newsletter date: 2 February 2013


* Hands Off Country: UN Intervention called for at James Price Point
* The West: Push for UN to visit gas hub
* Respect and Listen: Save the Kimberley: Report on Walmadany - James Price Point
* Hands Off Country: Video: Barnett Blooms in Broome
* The West: Premier coy on ways to stop FLNG
* Background to the Save The Kimberley Campaign - James Price Point, north of Broome, WA

* NIRS: Income management admin costs over a million a year: Report
[sic - actually the amount is over one hundred million a year]

Australian Senate motion is an insult - people will continue to die in custody and be incarcerated at unbelievable rates

The Human Rights Alliance: Deaths in Custody: Australia's horrific record - The Australian Senate lets us down. Motion is an insult.

The Australian Senate approved the Greens Motion to acknowledge the rising Aboriginal incarceration rates and deaths in custody in lieu of Friday 15, April which marks twenty years since the release of the 339 recommendations and Final Report of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody.

REDD under fire for narrow focus on carbon storage, risk to indigenous peoples

A new report from some of the world's top experts on forest governance has criticised various international climate change accords including REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) and REDD+ for their narrow focus on carbon storage which fails to stop rampant destruction of the world's most vulnerable forests and acts to further marginalise indigenous peoples.

UN leaked document verifies world heading for 3 degree plus temperatures

A leaked draft UNFCC document dated 15th December shows that current committments of emissions reductions "remain on an unsustainable pathway that could lead to concentrations equal or above 550ppm with the related temperature raise around 3 degrees C.".