UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Peoples Issues 2014

Listen to interviews with Indigenous leaders at the  Permanent Forum on Indigenous Peoples Issues at the United Nations headquarters, New York, in May 2014.


World Conference on Indigenous Peoples – English


These interviews were recorded at the World Conference of Indigenous Peoples, held in New York, September of 2014. They provide an insight on the positive outcomes of the World Conference, but also on issues that indigenous communities are still facing in regards to their rights and preservation of culture.

Here are 10 spots where Lez Malazer of the Gabi-Gabi people was interviewed regarding his experience with being an advisor to the President of the General Assembly at the World Conference of Indigenous People

Here are 9 spots where Alexey Tsykarev, Mililani Trask, and Windel Bolingit are sharing their thoughts on the World Conference of Indigenous People and the Outcome Document.

Here are 24 spots on the Outcome Document.

20 Spots on Free, Prior, and Informed Consent in English

Free, Prior, and Informed Consent  (FPIC)  is the principle that a community has the right to give its consent to proposed projects that may affect their lands, resources, livelihoods, and communities. This principle is protected by international human rights law as “all peoples have the right to self-determination” and “all peoples have the right to freely pursue their economic, social, and cultural development.” It is enshrined in the International Labour Organization Convention 169 and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Explore with us in-depth the topic of the right of Indigenous Peoples to Free, Prior, and Informed Consent in this innovative radio series, ready for broadcast across radio stations worldwide.

Listen and download here:

Produced by Kaimana Barcarse

10 Interviews on the World Conference of Indigenous Women


These interviews were recorded at the World Conference on Indigenous Women, which took place in October of 2013 in Lima, Peru. Over 200 women from around the world gathered to discuss the need for greater prominence of Indigenous women at every level of decision making, and called upon governments to dedicate funding to attend to the specific needs of Indigenous women.

Women that were interviewed, in order:

1. Andrea Landry (Anishinaabe)
2. Raffaella Bulyaar (Maasai)
3. Lisa Paloma Abregu Arroyo (Quechua)
4. Maylei Blackwell (Cherokee /Mexican-American)
5. Gudrun E E Lindi  (Saami, from Norway)
6. Jocelyn Hung Chien, “Jinumu” (from Taiwan)
7. Andrea Landry, Lisa Abregu Arroyo, Nellis Kennedy Howard (Navajo), and Jocelyn Hung Chien
8. Agnes Williams (Seneca)
9. Andrea Landry, Lisa Abregu Arroyo, Nellis Kennedy Howard
10. Andrea Landry, Lisa Abregu Arroyo, Nellis Kennedy Howard, Jocelyn Hung Chien

The conference was hosted by The Center for Indigenous Peoples’ Cultures of Peru (CHIRAPAQ). Cultural Survival was part of the official media team.

Interviews recorded and edited by Kaimana Barcarse.

Radio Drama on Free, Prior, and Informed Consent

Produced by: Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact

Production Partner: Digital Mixes

Writer: Prabin Shakya, Allan T. Nash, Joan Carling
Editor: Alex Boyesen

Voice Over: Thingreiphi Lunharwo (Athing): Atina Gangmei: Richard Gadit: Lakpa Nuri Sherpa

Copyright: This audio file may be reproduced and distributed for non-commercial purposes if prior notice is given to the copyright holders and the source and authors are duly acknowledged. Copyright © Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) 2013