This edition: Crossing the Divide: Western Sahara; Ancestral Waters: Philippine Indigenous Group Asserts Right to Sea and Lakes
Original tape date: April 1, 2008.
CROSSING THE DIVIDE
Africa's Sahara...home to some of the world's most beautiful landscapes. It's also home to the continent's oldest running territorial conflict. For more than thirty years, the fate of Western Sahara has been in dispute...leaving tens of thousands of Western Sahara refugees in camps that straddle its border. For decades, families have been divided. But now, there's a very special programme that reunites them.
ANCESTRAL WATERS: PHILIPPINE INDIGENOUS GROUP ASSERTS RIGHT TO SEA AND LAKES
Many of the world's 370 million indigenous people face a difficult struggle to claim their ancestral territories. Their struggle is even harder when these places aren't found on land, but on water. Yet some tribes are now winning recognition of their right to ancestral waters thanks to a pioneering group in the Philippines: the Tagbanua people of Coron Island.
Host: Daljit Dhaliwal.