The Indigenous Navigator and the SDGs: Sustainable Development Goals and Indigenous Peoples' Rights in Colombia

In its 2013 report on the human rights situation in Colombia, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) covered the critical humanitarian situation being experienced by a large proportion of the country’s indigenous peoples. The IACHR took the opportunity to make a large number of recommendations to the Colombian state with regard to adopting immediate measures to prevent, contain, investigate and sanction the massive violations of international humanitarian law (IHL) and of these peoples’ individual and collective rights, including the aggression and harassment of traditional authorities and indigenous leaders, for whom the risk was a real and immediate one (IACHR, 2013).1

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The Re-Emergence of Ayni through the Construction of Storehouses for Animal Feed

By Damián Andrada | ORE-IWGIA researcher, master’s in political science and sociology

Thanks to the Indigenous Navigator project and the Centre for Legal Studies and Social Research (CEJIS), the native peoples of the Jach'a Marka Tapacarí Cóndor Apacheta Indigenous Territory received funding from the European Commission and have built 55 storehouses for their cattle fodder. This means they will now have both the quality and quantity of supplies needed to feed their animals and produce milk and cheese. The project also includes the recovery of the Quechua language and training in indigenous and collective rights.

The Indigenous Navigator - December Newsletter

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Launch of the Indigenous Navigator Tools Database

New tool database and website makes it easy to explore the interconnected elements of the Indigenous Navigator framework through the dimensions and key attributes of indigenous peoples’ rights.

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Supported by the European Union

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The Indigenous Navigator provides a set of tools for indigenous peoples to systematically monitor the level of recognition and implementation of their rights.