The commandeering of knowledge and biological resources from an indigenous people without compensation
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For Shome, these practices act as a form of biocolonialism that reinforces the white nation and global whiteness.
All of the leading reproductive justice, women-of-color-led advocacy organizations in the United States were represented at the convening, and the following organizations cosponsored the event: Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice, Black Women's Health Imperative, California Latinas for Reproductive Justice, Indigenous People's Council on Biocolonialism, National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, and SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective.
For example, in response to the Human Genome Diversity Project and biopiracy cases of the 1990s, in 2000, the Indigenous Peoples' Council on Biocolonialism drafted a model ordinance called the Indigenous Research Protection Act protocol for Aboriginal peoples to use in genetic research (Indigenous Peoples' Council on Biocolonialism 2000).
85) Thus, both critics of biocolonialism and patent law policy-makers subscribe to a clear boundary between nature and culture.
Debra Harry, executive director of the Indigenous Peoples Council on Biocolonialism, told a press briefing "the CBD was enacted at a time when it became obvious that genetic resources held tremendous value.
Governments have a long history of trying to divest indigenous peoples of their land rights and undermine their cultural integrity," says Debra Harry, executive director of the Indigenous People's Council on Biocolonialism, which opposes the project.
We know our creation stories and we know who our ancestors are," writes Le'a Malia Kanehe, a Native Hawaiian lawyer from Honolulu, USA, and Legal Analyst for the Indigenous Peoples Council on Biocolonialism.
According to Debra Harry, Director of the Indigenous Peoples Council on Biocolonialism, genetically engineered foods represent to indigenous peoples worldwide both the extension of an on-going colonial destruction of their local knowledge systems and a violation or desecration of the natural world.
Shortly before the Fifth Session of the UNPFII, the Indigenous Peoples Council on Biocolonialism (IPCB) handed a petition to the NGS that contained the names of 868 indigenous peoples, indigenous rights activists and other supporters calling for an end to the Genographic Project.
This approach has not assuaged the Indigenous Council on Biocolonialism, who have condemned the Genographic Project as "essentially a renewed attempt to further the goals of the much protested Human Genome Diversity Project.