Indigenous Rights and Resources Hub

Indigenous Rights and Resources Hub

Equitable Origin and the Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin (COICA) have developed an online Indigenous Rights and Resources Hub (“the Resource Hub”) that Indigenous Peoples can use to understand, assert, and safeguard their rights in the context of natural resource development. Since 2019, Equitable Origin and the Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin (COICA) have developed the Center for Strengthening Indigenous Rights, an online resource hub (“the Resource Hub”) that Indigenous Peoples can use to better understand, assert, and safeguard their rights in the context of natural resource development. The Resource Hub focuses on three main pillars:

1. A virtual library of information on rights and resource development
2. Capacity-building through workshops, e-learning, and ‘mingas’1
3. An expert network to respond to the needs of Indigenous Peoples

On August 9th 2020, in celebration of the International Day of Indigenous Peoples, Equitable Origin and COICA published a short video about the Resource Hub.

Highlighting the needs of Indigenous Peoples during the pandemic.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Equitable Origin and COICA quickly pivoted to focus on the creation of digital content, online educational modules, and communications to help strengthen indigenous rights. As a result, since March 2020, the Resource Hub has focused on developing and disseminating information related to the right to information, health services, and the responses of communities in the face of the pandemic, including video interviews, blogs and webinars.

In June 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” and “Strategic Partnerships in the Pandemic: The successful case of COICA-CONFENIAE and the Fundacion Raiz”. The webinars sought to provide tools to empower Indigenous communities to address inequality of access to funds and financial resources that allow them to develop their own programs in response to the global health emergency.

For more information, please visit: www.cefoindigena.org