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Equitable Origin and RITA Work on Connectivity

As part of the Resource Hub Project activities in Mexico, Equitable Origin (EO) and the Red Indígena de Turismo de México Asociación Civil (RITA) signed a Cooperation Agreement in July 2020. The agreement outlines five workstreams to help strengthen Indigenous rights in Mexico.

Equitable Origin starts to work on E-Learning to Strengthen Indigenous Rights in Mexico

Indigenous communicator uses the internet for E-Learning

Did you know that Mexico has an indigenous population of 11.1 million people which is almost 10 percent of Mexico’s population? Of this population only 40 percent of Indigenous Peoples have access to 4G coverage according to the diagnoses of Mobile Service Coverage in Indigenous Peoples of the Federal Institute of Telecommunications (IFT) and the National Institute of Indigenous Peoples (INPI). Although Indigenous Peoples have access to some kind of mobile coverage, that does not mean they are subscribed or have effective access to the service and its benefits.

A Look Back: The Past Ten Years of Equitable Origin

A decade ago, Equitable Origin was founded based on the personal experiences of the organization's co-founders with oil and gas development and Indigenous communities in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Since then, Equitable Origin has been working to strengthen Indigenous rights and improve social and environmental performance in the energy sector.

Equitable Origin (EO) and the Red Indígena de Turismo de México Asociación Civil (RITA) Partner to Strengthen Indigenous Rights

 

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On July 28, 2020, Equitable Origin (EO) and the Red Indígena de Turismo de México Asociación Civil (RITA) signed a Cooperation Agreement to strengthen indigenous rights in Mexico. The purpose of this agreement is to identify and develop synergies with respect to Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC), sharing knowledge and experience, and providing support to the Indigenous Rights and Resource Hub Project (el Centro de Fortalecimiento para los Derechos Indígenas or CEFO Indígena in Spanish).

RITA is a network of community organizations with indigenous identity, made up of 100 organizations based in 17 states in Mexico and comprising 17 indigenous communities.

Webinar: “Access to Emergency Funds by Indigenous Peoples: Available Resources and Access Mechanisms”

 

 

On Wednesday, June 17, 2020, Equitable Origin, in collaboration with the Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin (COICA) hosted a virtual seminar on "Access to Emergency Funds by Indigenous Peoples: Available Resources and Access Mechanisms".

The COVD-19 pandemic has increased the challenges and vulnerability of the more than 600 indigenous communities living in the Amazon basin.

The Right to Health of Indigenous Peoples and Nature

Several years ago, Ecuador announced to the world that it had recognized the rights of nature in its new Constitution, declaring Mother Nature as a subject of law, which would serve to protect the environment. In practice, this has remained a proclamation, and from the outset, the effective application of this law has been very challenging.

Equitable Origin and CRIPX Sign Cooperation Agreement to Strengthen Indigenous Rights in Mexico

April 2020 Mexico - Equitable Origin and the indigenous organization The Consejo Regional y Popular de Xpujil (CRIPX) signed a Cooperation Agreement to support indigenous rights in Mexico. The partnership will help Equitable Origin implement the Center for Strengthening Indigenous Rights (Resource Hub) which we are developing in partnership with the Coordinadora de las Organizaciones Indígenas de la Cuenca Amazónica (COICA).

CRIPX is an intercultural organization that works actively in the State of Campeche, in the Calakmul region.