The Doctrine of Discovery and the Framework of Dominance have resulted in centuries of virtually unlimited resource extraction from the traditional territories of indigenous peoples, resulting in much harm to the Earth and people, incl. dispossession and impoverishment of indigenous peoples

At its eighth session in May 2009, the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues decided to appoint as Special Rapporteur Tonya Gonnella Frichner, a member of the Permanent Forum, to conduct…