The Jokkmokk Agreement.






The Jokkmokk Agreement was crafted by Indigenous Peoples from Africa, the Americas, Russia, Arctic, Asia, Oceania and Europe at a conference in Jokkmokk, Sapmi, Sweden, June 17th – 19th 2011. The Terre Madre brings together those players in the food chain who together support sustainable agriculture, fishing, and breeding with the goal of preserving taste and biodiversity.

It affirms and underscores the provisions and principles contained in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2007, which recognizes the rights to subsistence, Self-determination, lands and resources, free prior and informed consent, spiritual relationship with land and resources, and the protection and transmission of traditional knowledge among others, and also recognizes the need to address the impacts of colonization and historic injustices suffered by Indigenous Peoples.

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