For the rights of Indigenous Peoples
The human rights organization Incomindios was founded in 1974 at the suggestion of the International Indian Treaty Council (IITC). At that time, Indigenous delegates gained access to the UN in Geneva to represent their concerns. Since then, Incomindios has campaigned for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples worldwide - with a special focus on North, Central and South America.
Recognition – Self-Determination – Justice
Indigenous Peoples still experience discrimination and racism as a result of colonialism. These communities often live in resource-rich regions and are thus often targeted in pursuit of economic interests. It was not until 2007 that Indigenous Peoples were granted comprehensive fundamental rights as collectives and as individuals through the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). The Declaration is not a binding agreement; however, it is an important foundation for demanding the rights of Indigenous Peoples and creating mechanisms for states and multinational companies to implement and respect these rights.