Ei-iE

Indigenous Peoples

  1. Equity and inclusion 18 December 2020

    Australia: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education unionists highlight the need for collegial and professional support in public education

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members of the Australian Education Union (AEU) experience little or no employer-provided collegial and professional support across the public education system. Instead, they draw on opportunities to meet other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teachers and workers in the education and training industry. Many of...

    Australia: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education unionists highlight the need for collegial and professional support in public education
  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 10 December 2020

    Malaysia: Union solidarity for remote education for marginalised students

    Education International has joined the National Union of the Teaching Profession (NUTP) to support Malaysian students from poor and marginalised communities to access online classes crucial during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Malaysia: Union solidarity for remote education for marginalised students
  3. Equity and inclusion 27 July 2020

    Public education – critical for preserving indigenous languages and cultures

    EI’s Mexican member SNTE presented the Los Pinos Declaration at a virtual seminar on 15 July. It is the final document of the event that closes the International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019, held on 27-28 February 2020 in Mexico City.

    Public education – critical for preserving indigenous languages and cultures
  4. Equity and inclusion 16 March 2020

    States must provide for teaching indigenous and minority children in their own language

    Education International warmly welcomes the declaration by the UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues that children of linguistic minorities must be taught in their own language where possible. This would help to achieve inclusive and quality education, and respect the human rights of all children.

    States must provide for teaching indigenous and minority children in their own language
  5. Equity and inclusion 8 August 2019

    International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples: Preserving, revitalising and promoting indigenous languages

    Education International joins in the celebration of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples on the 9th of August. This year’s theme is Indigenous Languages, in the framework of the United Nations’ 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages.

    International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples: Preserving, revitalising and promoting indigenous languages
  6. Union renewal and development 20 July 2019

    Indigenous Peoples’ Caucus: “Our languages haven’t died, they are asleep and we need to reawaken them”

    About 200 participants at the Indigenous Peoples’ Caucus discussed the many impacts of colonialism as it relates to education and exchanged ways in which to move forward in securing their full rights. Whether it’s Australia, the Philippines, Central America, South America or North America, the patterns of colonialism are all...

    Indigenous Peoples’ Caucus: “Our languages haven’t died, they are asleep and we need to reawaken them”
  7. Leading the profession 11 July 2019

    #OffTrack #2: In the Philippines, Schools Serving Indigenous Communities Are Under Attack.

    Today, the United Nations High-Level Political Forum will focus on reviewing Sustainable Development Goal 10 on reducing inequalities and its interrelations with other goals. We are far off track to achieve equitable access to education and equitable educational opportunities for all. In fact, in some countries, governments are introducing policies...

    #OffTrack #2: In the Philippines, Schools Serving Indigenous Communities Are Under Attack.
  8. Equity and inclusion 13 March 2019

    Mexico: Spotlighting Indigenous Teachers and Their Work

    The Mexican union and authorities recognise indigenous teachers for their work in rural communities in Mexico and their efforts to provide indigenous peoples with quality education.

    Mexico: Spotlighting Indigenous Teachers and Their Work
  9. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 1 March 2019

    Australia: education union and activists will make the 2019 federal election the ‘education election’

    At their Federal conference, Australian Education Union’ leaders and activists welcomed the commitment made by the Labour party to greatly increase funding for public education, and reaffirmed their determination to ensure that the upcoming federal election focus on education issues.

    Australia: education union and activists will make the 2019 federal election the ‘education election’
  10. Future of work in education 13 February 2019

    “A Pending Task: Addressing Inequality in Education”, by Karen Inga Eira and Juan Gabriel Espinola.

    Juan Gabriel Espinola, Karen Inga Eira

    2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention 1989 (No 169), the only international treaty that specifically addresses the rights of Indigenous Peoples. Education International recognizes the critical role that teachers and their organizations in the education system have in ensuring the...

    “A Pending Task: Addressing Inequality in Education”, by Karen Inga Eira and Juan Gabriel Espinola.
  11. Trade union rights are human rights 29 November 2018

    Philippines: Illegal detention of human rights defenders

    Education International has strongly condemned the illegal arrest and detention of the members of a solidarity mission with Lumad schools in the municipality of Talaingod, in Davao del Norte.

    Philippines: Illegal detention of human rights defenders
  12. Equity and inclusion 13 November 2018

    Mexico: A new documentary honours the work of indigenous teachers

    “The Sower” (“El Sembrador”) explores the daily efforts and dedication of an indigenous teacher to his students in a multigrade school in Chiapas. The feature-length documentary was screened at the 2018 Morelia International Film Festival.

    Mexico: A new documentary honours the work of indigenous teachers
  13. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 9 August 2018

    Paraguay: Union leads effort to defend the rights of indigenous teachers

    The International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples reminds us that in many parts of the world, indigenous people routinely face exclusion, discrimination and economic hardship and violence. In Paraguay, after centuries of invasion of their lands, European colonization and the violation of their human rights by subsequent governments, the...

    Paraguay: Union leads effort to defend the rights of indigenous teachers
  14. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 26 June 2018

    Fighting racism with the light of learning, by Glen Hansman

    Glen Hansman

    Canadian teachers, like our colleagues worldwide, are united in a desire to make the world a better place by confronting social injustices such as racism. In our troubled times, disturbing signs of a resurgent neo-Nazi, white supremacist movement have got teachers across North America talking about how best to confront...

    Fighting racism with the light of learning, by Glen Hansman