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Protecting the Sacred & Honoring the Ancestors: Indigenous Peoples' Perspectives on Access and Benefit Sharing

Indigenous Peoples Council on Biocolonialism

Date and Time
30 March 2006 13:15 - 15:0

Eighth Ordinary Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 8)

Indigenous people will voice their concerns regarding protection of their human rights in relation to the proposed international regime on ABS, including clips from the documentary film, "The Leech and the Earthworm." Panel participants will share their views about use of genetic material from their own cultural and spiritual bases.