Indigenous peoples

19.09.2016

North Dakota vs. Amy Goodman: Journalism is not a crime

North Dakota vs. Amy Goodman: Journalism is not a crime

September 15, 2016 By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan Last Thursday, an arrest warrant was issued under the header “North Dakota versus Amy Goodman.” The charge was for criminal trespass. The actual crime? Journalism. We went to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation to cover the growing opposition to the Dakota… »

06.09.2016

Without Indigenous People, Conservation Is a Halfway Measure

Without Indigenous People, Conservation Is a Halfway Measure

Human Wrongs Watch By Emilio Godoy* HONOLULU, Hawaii, USA , Sep 5 2016 (IPS) – “You don’t convert your own house in a tourist site,” said… »

19.08.2016

Teaching values of collective prosperity

Teaching values of collective prosperity

How the Zuni Tribe are strengthening communities through culture and sacred spaces. By Michael J. Dax 19 August 2016 for openDemocracy “Do you know the secret of the kachinas?” It was a whispered question, between two young girls—one Zuni, one white—as they watched… »

17.08.2016

4 Stories of Indigenous Peoples’ Struggle for Climate Justice

4 Stories of Indigenous Peoples’ Struggle for Climate Justice

Human Wrongs Watch By Martin Vainstein* 9 August, 2016 (Greenpeace) Racism, deforestation, powerful mining companies, colonialism, the oil industry – Indigenous People across the world are fighting so many things in the struggle for climate justice.  From Canada to Honduras to Brazil to Finland, Indigenous… »

10.08.2016

India: Irom Sharmila ends 16-year fast, seeks political power

India: Irom Sharmila ends 16-year fast, seeks political power

Esha Roy writing in Imphal informed readers that on August 10 and sixteen years after she started a hunger strike to repeal the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Acts (AFSPA) from the state, Irom Sharmila Chanu, popularly known as the Iron Lady of Manipur, emerged from behind bars. But the day… »

02.08.2016

Taiwan: President Tsai apologises for ‘centuries of pain and mistreatment’

Taiwan: President Tsai apologises for ‘centuries of pain and mistreatment’

In Taiwan, President Tsai Ing-wen offered a proper and formal apology August 1 to the aboriginal peoples of the island state for ‘centuries of pain and mistreatment’, and she promised to take concrete steps to rectify that history of injustice. This came as an original and not quite expected act… »

25.07.2016

Rights of Indigenous Peoples ‘Critical’ to Combat Climate Change

Rights of Indigenous Peoples ‘Critical’ to Combat Climate Change

Human Wrongs Watch By Baher Kamal* ROME, 25 July 2016 (IPS) – No longer it is about restoring the legitimate rights of over 370 indigenous peoples spread across 70 countries worldwide, many of them living in dire situation, but now… »

21.07.2016

Reforestation in Oxapampa: Peru’s Challenges and Priorities

Reforestation in Oxapampa: Peru’s Challenges and Priorities

By Fernando Torres Morán LIMA (IDN) – Oxapampa is a province in the Pasco Region, in the high jungle area of Peru, which is home to the Oxapampa-Asháninka-Yanesha Biosphere Reserve that was recognised by UNESCO in 2010. The reserve houses a number of protected… »

14.07.2016

Paraguay itself on trial for the Curuguaty Massacre: justice or scapegoats?

Paraguay itself on trial for the Curuguaty Massacre: justice or scapegoats?

Last Friday, 11 Paraguayan farmers accused of the Curuguaty Massacre were sentenced to between 4 and 30 years in prison in a case repeatedly condemned as biased and irregular.  By Emergentes Opinion piece written by Luis Lezcano Claude, former member of the Supreme Court of Paraguay, now acting as defense… »

09.06.2016

India: discrimination within the Christian Church

India: discrimination within the Christian Church

“Conversion from Hinduism to other religions, it is generally argued, is to escape the untouchability and caste-based discrimination inherent in Hinduism. Christianity, however, is not able to eradicate untouchability, and casteism continues to dominate both the Protestant and Catholic Church even though Dalits form the majority of the Christian population,”… »

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