Indigenous peoples

25.04.2016

Call to Abolish the University of New Mexico’s Seal

Call to Abolish the University of New Mexico’s Seal

The Red Nation and Hope Alvarado of the UNM Kiva Club are requesting nationwide support on this effort to abolish the University of New Mexico’s seal which features a Conquistador and a Frontiersman. It’s too much to ask Native people to tolerate. If you are affiliated with a group that… »

14.04.2016

The VAWA Play: Changing the Law, One Show at a Time

The VAWA Play: Changing the Law, One Show at a Time

The Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe is the last “arty” stop for Sliver of a Full Moon, a play by Mary Kathryn Nagle that dramatizes the legislative struggle to enact the Violence Against Women Act of 2013. At least for a while. By Frances Madeson for… »

31.03.2016

The Excruciating Legacy of NAGPRA

The Excruciating Legacy of NAGPRA

By Frances Madeson for Indian Country today Media The topic sounded dry as bones, but the discussion was anything but. Seventy people gathered at the Indian Arts Research Center at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe to hear experts tell of their personal experiences with the… »

28.03.2016

Rights of Nature—Why Do We Need It? 2

 In the last 40 years alone—the time from which the first environmental laws were enacted, we have ex­tinguished 50% of the populations of all species on earth, climate change is upon us, and the world’s ecosystems are col­lapsing. One of the key reasons this is happening is because our… »

26.03.2016

Rights of Nature—Why Do We Need It? 1

Rights of Nature—Why Do We Need It? 1

Por Mumta Ito Our planet Earth in its present mode of fluorescence is being devastated. This devastation is being fostered and protected by legal, political and economic establishments that exalt the human community while offering no protection to the nonhuman modes of being. There is an urgent need for a… »

19.02.2016

’40 Years Is Enough’ Bring Peltier Home with International Day of Solidarity

’40 Years Is Enough’ Bring Peltier Home with International Day of Solidarity

By Frances Madeson | Indian Country today Media Network Leonard Peltier supporters gathered in New York, California, Oregon, Paris, Barcelona, Belfast, Brussels and Berlin on Saturday February 6, 2016, for an International Day of Solidarity. In Albuquerque, New Mexico, home to the International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee, an overflow… »

17.02.2016

Pope Francis apologizes to Mexican indigenous for history of pillage and abuse

Pope Francis apologizes to Mexican indigenous for history of pillage and abuse

Catholic leader also specifically called on native people to ‘teach mankind how to maintain a harmonious relationship with nature’ byLauren McCauley, staff writer for Common Dreams Speaking to tens of thousands of people in an open-air mass in the southern Mexico city of San Cristóbal on Monday, Pope Francis… »

15.02.2016

Colombia: Letter Regarding Afrocolombian and Indigenous Participation in Peace Talks

Colombia: Letter Regarding Afrocolombian and Indigenous Participation in Peace Talks

Sirs Humberto de la Calle L., Chief Peace Negotiator for the Colombian Government Sergio Jaramillo, High Commissioner for Peace Rodrigo Londoño Echeverri, FARC Commander, Peace Negotiations Delegate GAIDEPAC –Group of Academics and Intellectuals in Defense of the Colombian Pacific – is a network of people… »

09.02.2016

Chili Yazzie: “Give Us Our One Day to Say Our Peace”

Chili Yazzie: “Give Us Our One Day to Say Our Peace”

Duane “Chili” Yazzie delivered the keynote at The Red Nation and UNM KIVA Club’s march and rally in Albuquerque on October 12, 2015 in celebration of the city’s first Indigenous Peoples Day, formerly known as Columbus Day. Yazzie is the President of the Shiprock Chapter of the Navajo Nation. Withal,… »

15.01.2016

Free West Papua – we testify

Free West Papua  – we testify

This testimony was written in collaboration with Mama Tineke and Daniel Rayer, two West Papuan activists who survived the Biak Massacre, and David Denborough from the Dulwich Centre. It contains the voices of many of the people of West Papua Jason* has collaborated with and is in part based on… »

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