a parallel event
for the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
On May 2, 2022, EDFU Foundation held a virtual panel discussion as a parallel event for the United Nations' Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.
The panel was moderated by our founder and CEO, Sheldon Williams. Our panelists were Dr. Amara Enyia, Dr.Dimah Mahmoud, and Paul Old Leitura.
The panel was a discussion about Indigenous people and their cultures and how they are connected to the African Diaspora. We also bridge the United Nations forums to how we can use these stages and spotlights to amplify our voices, and we're giving a look into the new Permanent Forum for People of African Descent.
If you missed the panel, we encourage you to watch it on replay. The video can be found below and it is streaming from our YouTube Channel.
During the panel, our host and panelists shared some great links to help you continue to learn more about the topics and issues discussed. We have gathered those links for you here! While watching the replay of the panel, please feel free to refer back to this blog entry to find all of the links discussed in the video.
A report by the Oakland Institute about the displacement of the Maasai in Tanzania. This article gives the story and facts about the issues the indigenous Maasai face in being displaced by the Tanzania government.
A report by the Oakland Institute about what the Maasai are doing to fight for their land rights in Tanzania.
Our Afronauts podcast interviewed Eric Holt-Giménez, who is the Executive Director of the Food First/Institute for Food and Development Policy In Oakland, CA. Eric spoke to us about how many of the foods we eat today came to be in the USA and how the indigenous peoples of these foods were exploited in the process.
If interested in African Food and Seed Sovereignty, watch this Seed Is Power Rally, cohosted by the Alliance of Food Sovereignty in Africa and A Growing Culture.
A powerful narrative about Seed Sovereignty in Africa by A Growing Culture. This video includes French subtitles.
If you live in the US, please consider signing this letter to support the call to Defund the Alliance of A Green Revolution in Africa.
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