The commandeering of knowledge and biological resources from an indigenous people without compensation
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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.
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.
Program Director, Indigenous Peoples Council on Biocolonialism, Wadsworth, NV
Cloning "opens the way to a commercial eugenics civilization" and "a new form of biocolonialism, in which global life science companies become the ultimate arbiters of the evolutionary process itself," Rifkin wrote.
On May 10, 2000, the anniversary of the launch of the first Indian movement for independence, a major milestone was crossed in the contemporary movement of freedom from biocolonialism and biopiracy.
Topics include kinship structures, women's identity and power, unemployment, deaf Native Americans, racial stereotyping in mascots, controversy over ownership of artifacts, Indian sovereignty, political activism, media made by Indians, tribal land use and preserving habitats, biocolonialism, and worldwide indigenous activism.
Debra Harry of the Indigenous Peoples Council on Biocolonialism (Wadsworth, NV) noted that the health conditions most commonly suffered by indigenous peoples today are complex conditions such as type 2 diabetes.
nature in American film, biocolonialism and class and ecology.