Documentation and Information Network for Indigenous Peoples’ Sustainability (DINIPS)

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About Documentation and Information Network for Indigenous Peoples’ Sustainability (DINIPS)
DINIPS connects Indigenous Peoples with NGOs and regional and international processes toward this end. Documentation and Information Network for Indigenous Peoples’ Sustainability (DINIPS) shares both Indigenous Peoples’ human-rights-based sustainability and Indigenous Peoples’ understanding of UN Human Rights instruments in the context of sustainable development. Since time immemorial Indigenous Peoples have relied on collective human rights as the foundation of the rule of law and a basis for maintaining respectful order among humans interacting with our ecosystems. DINIPS is based in indigenous women’s empowerment and support for indigenous human rights instruments that values all life and life’s work. DINIPS promotes indigenous community values that include disabled and marginalized participants so all can share their gifts. Youth and elders have obligations to each other that bring them respected positions in community when they fulfill their obligations. DINIPS supports indigenous women fighting to assert our traditional prestige and power while claiming all modern privileges of womanhood.

Commitment Summary
DINIPS would like to find a productive format for informing NGOs how to include corruption affecting Indigenous Peoples in their rubrics. Trafficking of money, minerals, humans, weapons, and drugs disproportionately affect Indigenous Peoples and are glaring indicators of illicit flows from Indigenous Peoples’ governments to unregulated TNCs through their maze of subsidiaries. For example, currently Indigenous Peoples are not informed when journalists access data on tax havens. Indigenous Peoples should be the first consulted to unravel the maze of TNCs re-colonizing Peoples attempting to escape colonization. DINIPS seeks a relationship with an institution that can provide server space and technical support for our endeavors, for example, reconciling data from tax havens with Indigenous Peoples’ decisions regarding Free Prior and Informed Consent to development. DINIPS seeks partnership with NGOs that recognize that the protection of indigenous lives, lands, languages, laws, and intellect are essential to their own People’s survival.

Full Commitment
DINIPS would like to develop procedures for our Members to explain to TAP members more effectively so this corruption can be measured more accurately by NGOs. Currently corruption that Indigenous Peoples document seems invisible to NGOs, who knowingly or unknowingly help States to conceal it. Working with TAP to promote Transparency, Accountability, and equitable and non-violent Participation in 2030 Agenda measurements, DINIPS can inform NGOs and States about Indigenous Peoples’ views on corruption in the context of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Currently Indigenous Peoples are targeted by the 2030 Agenda with text that appears to have been written by corporations and directly submitted to UN without editing.

DINIPS has asked governments and NGOs where the 2.3 and 4.5 targets came from and we have not heard from any indigenous NGO or People that they contributed in any way to these targets. State governments cannot tell us the provenance of these corporate-sounding targets. However, DINIPS can enable Indigenous Peoples to share with TAP Members their views on sustainability of food sovereignty and self-determined education. If the thousands of statements from the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Peoples on corruption and the many statements made to the Open Working Group on land-grabbing had been taken into account, the 2030 Agenda would have a goal 16 target to reduce corruption in land titling, negotiation of Free Prior and Informed Consent, and violent blocking of access to Indigenous Peoples’ territories.

At HLPF in 2017 we made this commitment in person but did not see follow-up contact about the work we had committed to do. We need from TAP a structure to share what types of questions should be on corruption surveys, what type of institutional standards should be promoted to reduce corruption affecting Indigenous Peoples, how to directly communicate with affected Indigenous Peoples to share data with their Free Prior and Informed Consent, etc.