Pan Africanism : Ozzy to sunship

Discussion in 'African American History Culture' started by Ozzy, Jan 23, 2004.

  1. Ozzy

    Ozzy Active Member MEMBER

    Nov 2, 2003
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    In the spirit of our moving the subject away from the other forums I post new here the answer to your question.

    The organizations I have contacted are,


    The Fijian Great Council of Chiefs,

    Prime Ministers office of Papua New Guinea, Sir Michael Somare.



    Australain ATSIC-ATSIS (Australian and torres striat Islanders Commision), Indiginous run Government body for education, health of Aboriginal affairs.


    The Naga Peoples Movement for Human Rights (NPMHR) in Delhi

    Association Wayagi, New Caledonia


    The Association of Indigenous Peoples, Canada, South Africa, Kenya, India, New Zealand, Tanzania, Bangladesh and Fiji.

    Unfortunately, many of the indiginouse peoples talked about do not even have representation for themselves nor by the reginal governments. Answers from them are imposible, and they are unaware of the questions in any case.

    Some organizations that are making an effort to help, are as follows. Maybe the pan-African movement could look at the support and correspondence with these groups. As so far no one has been able to tell me that any Pan_African organisation has made an attempt at communication. Who in the Pan-African movement is actualy internatioanly communicating?

    My dream is a "PAN-INDIGENOUS MOVMENT" (Which includes displaced populations)


    Indigenous Peoples of Africa and the San People
    Website with information about indigenous peoples of Africa, especially about the San. The website has links to different indigenous organisations (IPACC, WIMSA, KURU, SASI) - see below for URLs.

    IPACC - The Indigenous Peoples of Africa Co-ordinating Committee
    The Indigenous Peoples of Africa Co-ordinating Committee (IPACC) is an advocacy network of indigenous peoples organisation in Africa. IPACC has over 70 members around the continent. It's Annual General meeting is held during the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations (UNWGIP) in Geneva, Switzerland each year. Every second year the membership elects a representative body which functions as the IPACC Executive.

    The Kuru Development Trust
    The Kuru Development Trust was officially registered in 1989. Based in D'Kar, it was the first NGO in Botswana that was devoted to a strategy of affirmative action towards the San people. The organisation is fully owned and lead by the San through a Board of Trustees.

    Supports the rights of a Kenyan indigenous group

    SASI is an independent, Non-Governmental Organisation that mobilises resources for the benefit of the San peoples of southern Africa as mandated by the Working Group of Indigenous Minorities in Southern Africa (WIMSA) and other San organisations. They do this through activities such as community mobilisation, fundraising, lobbying, networking, training, building strategic alliances and capacity building on issues related to culture, language, income-generation, health and social environment, and land rights.

    WIMSA - The Working Group of Indigenous Minorities in Southern Africa
    WIMSA was established in 1996 at the request of the San in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe,to provide a platform for their communities to express their problems,needs and concerns. WIMSA is required to advocate and lobby for San rights, to establish a network for information exchange among San communities and other concerned parties, and to provide training and advice to San communities on tourism, integrated development projects and land tenure.


    The Arctic Network for the Support of the Indigenous Peoples of the Russian Arctic (ANSIPRA) is a communication network linking Russian Indigenous Peoples' Organisations (IPOs) with international institutions and organisations alarmed about the future of the indigenous peoples of the Russian North. The website is posting information (articles, reference work, maps) on all sorts of relevant issues, including download versions of the network's bulletin.

    The Arctic Council
    The Arctic Council is a high-level intergovernmental forum that provides a mechanism to address the common concerns and challenges faced by the Arctic governments and the people of the Arctic.

    Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North - RAIPON
    RAIPON is the umbrella organisation for the indigenous peoples of Russia.


    The Chin Human Rights Organization(CHRO) was formed in 1995 by Chin to begin independently documenting human rights situation in Chinland and make internationally aware about the truth.

    The Naga Peoples Movement for Human Rights (NPMHR) was founded on 9 September 1978, at Delhi, by the members of the Naga Community resident, then at that time. It was in response to the long felt need for an organized movement for the protection and maintenance of their basic universal human rights.

    Tebtebba is a Philippine indigenous organization. The website is a venue for popularizing perspectives and analyses of indigenous peoples on issues and events shaping our world today.


    The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC)is Australia's main Indigenous agency. ATSIC's site is an important international resource for information on Indigenous programs, activities and issues.

    This online research tool is regularly updated. The page is optimised for transmission speed, not fancy looks. Currently this page provides WWW links to 135 specialist information facilities. All links are inspected and evaluated before being added to this Virtual Library.


    The Center for Legal and Social Studies (CELS)is an NGO that promotes and protects human rights and advocates democracy and rule by law in Argentina.

    Carribbean Amerindian Centrelink, CAC
    Internet portal to many indigenous groups in the Carribbean

    Global Exhange campaign in Mexico.

    The Latin American Network Information Center, LANIC.
    LANIC's mission is to facilitate access to Internet-based information to, from, or on Latin America. The target audience includes people living in Latin America, as well as those around the world who have an interest in this region. The site has also become an important gateway to Latin America for primary and secondary school teachers and students, private and public sector professionals. LANIC's editorially reviewed directories contain over 12,000 unique URL's, one of the largest guides for Latin American content on the Internet.

    The website has UN links and documentation, links to Indigenous Peoples and their supporters.

    National profiles of indigenous peoples in Mexico

    Website features information, facts and news about indigenous peoples of Brazil.
    (In English and Spanish)

    OAS - The Organization of American States
    The Organisation of American States and Human Rights (OAS) is composed of all of the states of the Americas and the Caribbean (Cuba's membership has been suspended). Its main offices are in San José, Costa Rica and in Washington DC.


    Danish Institute for Human Rights
    The Danish Institute for Human Rights was established by a parliamentary act in 2002. The objective of the Centre is to gather and develop knowledge about human rights nationally, regionally, and internationally.
    The work of the Danish Insitute for Human Rights includes research, information, education, and documentation relating to Danish, European, and international human rights conditions.

    DoCip is a Swiss NGO linking Indigenous Peoples and the United Nations. It is a non-profit organization established in 1978 at the request of Indigenous Representatives to the United Nations.

    L'auravetl'an Indigenous Informations Centre, Moskow
    Information from grassroots indigenous communities of the Russian North, Siberian and the far East. In Russian and English.

    The Mandit Organisation is a non-governmental organisatioon based in Geneva. The aim is to uphold the participation of NGOs and civil society in international conferences and try to facilitate the co-operation among NGOs and with international organisations. Mandit runs a welcome centre for NGOs and delegations providing economical accomodation, support services, work infrastructure and documentation centre etc.
    Information in English/French/Spanish.

    WARSI - Conservation Information Forum
    The project is a cooperation between WARSI (Conservation Information Forum) and RF-N (Rainforest Foundation, Norway). The activities of the project support habitat and resources management for the Orang Rimba (Kubu). The Orang Rimba have been marginalized by the reduction of their habitat due to conversion of forest for oil palm plantations and transmigration settlements.


    The Community Based Natural Resource Management Support Programme (CBNRM) is a joint initiative by SNV-Netherlands Development Organisation and IUCN - The World Conservation Union. It is built on SNV's experience in CBNRM pilot projects at the grassroots level and on IUCN's expertise in information sharing, documentation of project approaches, and establishing dialogue between Non-Governmental Organisations, Government and private sector on a national, regional and international level.

    The Center for World Indigenous Studies (CWIS)
    CWIS is an independent, non-profit [U.S. 501(c)(3)] research and education organization dedicated to wider understanding and appreciation of the ideas and knowledge of indigenous peoples and the social, economic and political realities of indigenous nations.

    The First Nations Environmental Network
    The First Nations Environmental Network is a circle of First Nations people working to protect and restore the balance of all life.

    First Peoples Worldwide
    Advocates for the rights of indigenous people.
    Mother organisation: First Nations Development Institute.

    Fourth World
    The Organisation Fourth World is an idealistic organisation which has as its goal to spread information about and to support indigenous peoples and ethnic minorities throughout the world.

    Global Exchange
    Global Exchange is a human rights organization dedicated to promoting environmental, political, and social justice around the world. Since our founding in 1988, we have been striving to increase global awareness among the US public while building international partnerships around the World. Information about campaigns in Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Palestine, Afghanistan, Iraq

    The Indigenous Environmental Network
    An alliance of grassroots indigenous peoples whose mission is to protect the sacredness of Mother Earth from contamination and exploitation by strengthening
    maintaining and respecting the traditional teachings and the natural laws.

    International Labour Organisation (ILO)
    The International Labour Organization is the UN specialized agency which seeks the promotion of social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights.

    Minority Rights Group
    Minority Rights Group International (MRG) works to secure the rights of ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities and indigenous peoples worldwide, and to promote cooperation and understanding between communities.

    NativeWeb Mission Statement
    NativeWeb is an international, nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to using telecommunications including computer technology and the Internet to disseminate information from and about native or Indigenous nations, peoples and organizations around the world; to foster communication between native and non-native peoples; to conduct research involving native peoples' usage of technology and the Internet; and to provide resources, mentoring, and services to facilitate native use of this technology.

    Survival International
    Survival is a worldwide organisation supporting tribal peoples. It stands for their right to decide their own future and helps them protect their lives, lands and human rights.

    Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation.
    UNPO is an international organisation created by nations and peoples around the world, who are not represented as such in the world´s principal international organisations, such as the United Nations.

    The World Wildlife Foundation
    The World Wildlife Foundation's website has several links to publications on indigenous peoples and sustainability. WWF appreciates the enormous contributions indigenous peoples have made to the maintenance of many of the earth's most fragile ecosystems. It recognizes the importance of indigenous resource rights and knowledge for the conservation of these areas in the future.


    The information and links listed under this site are selected to provide a comprehensive picture of ways in which Native people have come to understand and relate to the environment in which they live and the scientific implications of traditional knowledge in the contemporary world.

    Indian Law Resource Centre
    As an organization founded and directed by Native Americans, we are dedicated to protecting the right of indigenous peoples to live with dignity and respect according to the ways of their ancestors. Our principal goal is the survival of indigenous peoples, including protection of their land rights, environment, and right to self-determination. By providing legal and technical support to indigenous communities working on these issues, we work to reform national and international laws to recognize indigenous human rights.

    Human Rights Watch
    Human Rights Watch is the largest human rights organization based in the United States. Human Rights Watch researchers conduct fact-finding investigations into human rights abuses in all regions of the world. Human Rights Watch then publishes those findings in dozens of books and reports every year, generating extensive coverage in local and international media.


    Pacific Concerns Resource Centre (PCRC)
    Pacific Concerns Resource Centre is the Secretariat of the Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific (NFIP) movement. It is registered in the Fiji Islands under the Charitable Trusts Act. PCRC is a Non-Governmental Organisation in General Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

    Website by Association Wayagi, New Caledonia:
    The aim of the site is to inform about the history and the rights of the indigenous peoples of the pacific islands. The site is in french.

  2. Sun Ship

    Sun Ship Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Aug 31, 2003
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    This seems to be alot of good information and resources. I will look over these web pages over the next couple of days. I will graciously respond to your contribution later.