The mission of Land is Life is to support indigenous communities in their efforts to protect their lands, cultures and livelihoods, and move forward a process of dialogue and strategic action that would bring about the international recognition of indigenous peoples’ rights, as articulated in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
In 2014, Land is Life and its partner grassroots organizations will simultaneously host both the Kari-Oca Conference on Self-Determination and the launch of the Global Indigenous Youth Movement in Baguio City, Philippines. Together, these two convenings will gather over 100 indigenous representatives from Asia, Pacific, Latin America, North America, Arctic/Saami and Africa for five days, fostering solidarity among grassroots indigenous communities from around the world and serving as forums for capacity building and knowledge exchange.
How We Helped
Funds from Charity Pot go towards the costs of the Global Indigenous Youth Movement Conference in 2014 to bring indigenous youth to meet world leaders to discuss the issues of their communities.