On the 12th September 2013 the Honduran government granted almost 7% of its territory to the indigenous Miskito people who have lived traditionally on this land for centuries. We follow the leadership of the indigenous organisation, MASTA, as they speak to their elders and explore solutions to better govern their land.
- Titling Ancestral Territories in the Honduran Muskitia: Exploring the Implications for the Country’s Indigenous Peoples (Aug 2015) By Confederation of Indigenous Peoples of Honduras (CONPAH) and Forest Trends http://www.forest-trends.org/documents/files/doc_4974.pdf
- Observations on the State of Indigenous Human Rights in Honduras Light of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples https://www.culturalsurvival.org/sites/default/files/media/upr_honduras_0.pdf
When decisions are made about their forests and ancestral lands communities have the right to free, prior, and informed consent. They should also be allowed to say no when governments and corporations threaten their livelihoods.Learn More