WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas
1 Oct 2008 | News

Deteriorating Situation of Indigenous Communities in Colombia

U.S. organizations and activists expressed their concerns in a letter to the State Department regarding the recent assertion by the National Organization of Indigenous Peoples (ONIC) that thirty-two groups of indigenous persons are at risk of disappearing with eighteen of the smaller indigenous groups at risk of becoming physically and culturally extinct in the near future. The displacement on average of 10,000-20,000 indigenous persons per year plays an important role in the acceleration of disappearance of cultural traditions in Colombia.

To download the letter, click here.