Using Bio-Cultural Protocols to Implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and Multi-lateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) at the Local Level for Sustainable Development


Contributed by Krystyna Swiderska, Co-Director of the ISE Global Coalition The Global Coalition, in conjunction with the Ethics Committee, works closely with other non-profit organizations and academic and professional societies on policy and advocacy, including implementation and adoption of the ISE Code of Ethics. During the 2012 ISE Congress, a full-day workshop in the ISE… Read more »

Past ISE Field Fellows

Dutu Mantangkilan Cumantang (The Philippines, 2011-2013), also known as Amay (“Father”), is a well-respected figure, not only within the community of Mintapod, where he is the Datu (Leader), but also among all the Higaonon people, northern Mindanao Island. He was awarded the Field Fellowship on the basis of his long-standing and profound commitment to social… Read more »

2014-2016 Field Fellows

Benki Piyãko Ashaninka (Brazil) is a widely-known and respected Ashaninka leader who has, since a young age, been at the forefront in his people’s struggle for their ethnic and territorial rights, the preservation of their forest, the maintenance and strengthening of their indigenous identities, and the promotion of their cultural and spiritual values. Benki is… Read more »