Three experienced Indigenous organizations—Indian Law Resource Center, Interethnic Association of the Development of the Peruvian Amazon, and Coordination of Indigenous Organizations of the Brazilian Amazon—will attack inequality by securing land ownership rights for Indigenous communities on a large scale in Mexico and countries of Central and South America.
This project will create an independent agency that will provide expert technical and legal assistance without charge to Indigenous communities seeking to gain legal control and ownership of their lands and resources. Secure ownership of their lands and resources will have an enormous impact on the poverty, powerlessness, discrimination, killings, and other human rights violations experienced by nearly all Indigenous communities. Helping Indigenous communities to protect their lands is now recognized as one of the most effective means to protect the environment, reduce deforestation, and mitigate climate change. The project will create and make available a network of experts from many fields to assist Indigenous communities to overcome the pervasive impediments to gaining ownership and protecting their lands.
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