FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 2014
Report from the Indigenous Rights Delegation!
A delegation from the Nicaragua Network, from March 16 to 25, visited the indigenous territories of the North Atlantic Autonomous Region (RAAN) of Nicaragua to investigate the situation of the rights of the indigenous to their own land and resources and to health care and education. Under the current government, Nicaragua has advanced more than any other country in the recognition of the rights of the indigenous to their land. But, delegation members found that all of the positive work of the demarcation and titling under Law 445 is being threatened by the invasion of colonizers from other parts of Nicaragua and they reiterated the petition of the Indigenous Territorial Governments that the central government invest more resources in resolving this problem.