Losing ground in Thailand

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Noeri, an indigenous woman from Thailand. (UN in Action video capture)

Indigenous people in Thailand are fighting for access to ancestral lands in an attempt to preserve their culture and ensure a future for their children.

There are over one million indigenous people who live in the hills of northern and western Thailand.

Much of the land in those regions is now off-limits following a decision by the government to create protected areas.

This report by Pat Duffy begins with the story of Noeri an indigenous leader who's fighting for her land and the very survival of her people.

Duration: 3'40"

 

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