Indigenous peoples

24.01.2014

Canada: Inuit genocide, mining and human rights

Canada: Inuit genocide, mining and human rights

One thing environmentalists or historians rarely talk about is that mankind’s road to the destruction of cultures and the world began several thousand years ago and not in the Twentieth Century – with the introduction of agriculture. By Lionel Mok* Urban folks look down on people from the country, calling… »

24.01.2014

New Delhi unsafe for Burmese refugees

New Delhi unsafe for Burmese refugees

The Indian national capital city of New Delhi, which gives shelter to over 8,000 registered Burmese refugees, half of them women and children, remains unsafe for the asylum seekers. A recent report titled ‘Doke Kha Bon’ from the Burma Centre Delhi has reiterated this fact adding that the women refugees,… »

21.12.2013

Indigenous Groups Win Right to Seize Chevron’s Canadian Assets over $18 Billion in Amazon Pollution

Indigenous Groups Win Right to Seize Chevron’s Canadian Assets over $18 Billion in Amazon Pollution

Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez for Democracy Now! A court in Canada has ruled Ecuadorean farmers and fishermen can try to seize the assets of oil giant Chevron based on a 2011 decision in an Ecuadorean court found it liable for nearly three decades of soil and water pollution… »

05.12.2013

In Mexico, a victory for indigenous liberation

In Mexico, a victory for indigenous liberation

By Marta Molina for Waging Nonviolence After 13 years of unjust imprisonment, Mexican political prisoner Alberto Patishtan Gomez walked free on October 31. Over the course of his incarceration, the 42-year-old indigenous Tzotzil professor became one of Mexico’s leading voices protesting the unjust… »

13.11.2013

Indigenous Elders and Medicine Peoples Council Statement on Fukushima

Indigenous Elders and Medicine Peoples Council Statement on Fukushima

President Obama meets with Native American tribal leaders November 13, 2013, in advance of his speech Wednesday at the fifth annual Tribal Nations Conference. At the conference a national public safety panel assessing issues on American Indian reservations will release a document calling for tribes to be given more control… »

13.10.2013

Indigenous Vision of Hugo Chavez in Venezuela Highlighted

Indigenous Vision of Hugo Chavez in Venezuela Highlighted

Caracas, October 12 ( Prensa Latina) The recognition and social visibility of Venezuelan indigenous people was highlighted by the late President Hugo Chavez and the Bolivarian Revolution, said President of the Indigenous Parliament of America, Venezuelan Parliamentary Group (PIA-GPV), Cesar Sanguinetti. In the celebration this Saturday of the Day of… »

31.08.2013

Philippines – bombs and bullets for mountain dwellers

Philippines – bombs and bullets for mountain dwellers

Then the bombs were dropped, the bullets were sprayed from the helicopters towards the forests. What is happening? Is this happening? Report by Dom-an Macagne 11.30am, August 30, 2013. Two military helicopters hovering over Northern Sagada [in the Cordilleras, Philippines] dropping bombs and spraying bullets into the watersheds close to… »

26.08.2013

Civil Society Calls for Vote on Drilling in Ecuador’s Yasuní Park

Civil Society Calls for Vote on Drilling in Ecuador’s Yasuní Park

QUITO, Aug 24 2013 (IPS) – The Ecuadorean government’s decision to allow oil drilling in the Yasuní National Park, one of the most biodiverse areas of the planet, has caused alarm among environmentalists and indigenous people, who are calling for a referendum on the issue. President Rafael Correa ordered the… »

09.07.2013

Evo Morales: ‘These are the peoples times and we can no longer be silenced’

Evo Morales: ‘These are the peoples times and we can no longer be silenced’

The President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia communicated by telephone with the journalist Victor Hugo Morales. They spoke in a tone of respect and camaraderie. The Indigenous leader spoke of the amazing reception his compatriots gave him in El Alto as well as the fast and decisive reaction… »

28.05.2013

In Search of Their Roots: The Mapuche and Modern Society

In Search of Their Roots: The Mapuche and Modern Society

by Aigul Safiullina, 29 April 2013. Around five hours after leaving Bariloche our bus suddenly stops in the middle of nowhere. “Leleque. La comunidad,” the driver announces. “We’ve arrived muchacha”. Outside, fields stretch towards mountains and the eye struggles to fix on the horizon. There is nothing resembling a town… »

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