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Global Aborigine network will fight nuclear waste dumping on Aboriginal land

It mentioned the Tao, who live on the outlying island of Lanyu (蘭嶼, also known as Orchid Island), as well as Aboriginal tribes in the US and Australia, as examples of indigenous people becoming victims of nuclear waste disposal on their traditional lands.

Groups to propose Aborigine network, Taipei Times, 23 March 12  SENEGAL CONGRESS:The network would give voice to the global Aboriginal community and focus on issues like nuclear waste disposal, environmental groups said. Environmental and Aboriginal groups yesterday said they would propose the establishment of an Aboriginal network at an upcoming congress in Senegal, with the aim of uniting global support for Aboriginal people on environmental issues.

“We hope to highlight issues such as the disposal of nuclear waste on Aboriginal land at the Global Greens Congress,” said Chiu Hsin-hui (邱馨慧), an official of the Green Party Taiwan, which drafted the proposal. The congress, to be held from Thursday to Sunday next week in Senegal’s capital, Dakar, will focus on global warming, clean energy, biodiversity and democratic development in African nations and other countries.
In 2008, more than 800 people from over 80 countries participated in
the congress, which is held every four years.
The party said the purpose of the network would be to give voice to
the global Aboriginal community and urged countries to sign the UN
Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and apply it to their
national laws.
Aborigines are often impacted by global warming, water shortages and
declines in biodiversity caused by activities such as mining,
deforestation, dam construction and nuclear waste storage, the party
said in the proposal.
It mentioned the Tao, who live on the outlying island of Lanyu (蘭嶼, also known as Orchid Island), as well as Aboriginal tribes in the US and Australia, as examples of indigenous people becoming victims of nuclear waste disposal on their traditional lands.
“Although we have long been concerned about Aboriginal issues, we have
been limited in our capacity,” Indigenous Peoples Action Coalition of
Taiwan secretary-general Omi Wilang said.
He said that the relocation of Aborigines from their homelands and the
impact of development projects on their lives are not unique to
Taiwan, but are common problems faced by Aborigines around the world.
“The network would allow Aboriginal people around the world to voice
support for each other,” he said…..
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2012/03/23/2003528504

March 26, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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