Thursday, August 30, 2007

Help Protect The Rights of Indigenous People

The UN General Assembly is about to vote on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People.

Unfortunately, opposition led by Canada, New Zealand and Australia, is threatening the survival of the Declaration.  

I just sent letters to the Ambassadors from all three countries.

Rainforest Action Network, one of the most effective environmental organizations on the planet, is asking as people as possible to send letters supporting the Declaration.

There are 370 million indigenous peoples around the world who belong to 5,000 groups across 71 countries.  They live in some of the most biodiverse and pristine ecosystems on the planet, such as the Amazon rainforest and the Boreal in Canada.  

The Declaration, if passed, would provide rights and respect for Indigenous peoples' lands, languages, and cultural and spiritual survival.

Please, take five minutes join me by standing up for Indigenous rights. You can take action by following this link:

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