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Killings Of Indigenous People, Environmental Activists Increase In Temer’s Brazil By
There has been a significant increase in the number of indigenous people and environmental activists killed over land disputes in Brazil, as human rights experts warn of a dangerous political mood in the nation. New research shared...
Colombian Gov’t Sells Out Indigenous Peoples’ Drinking Water To Western Mining Interests By
COLOMBIA— On Colombia’s arid Guajira Peninsula  – a region famed for inspiring the magic realism of Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel García-Márquez – a quiet effort to eradicate the Wayuú people, Colombia’s largest indigenous group, has entered its sixth...
Brazil’s Post-Coup Government Moves To Scrap Environment Regulations By
(REPORT) — The Brazilian government is attempting to scrap two important environmental regulations which environmental and Indigenous activists say will have a disastrous effect on efforts to fight climate change and put Indigenous communities in danger. The first proposal,...
Not Just Standing Rock: Pipelines Threaten Native Lands Across The Country By
NEW YORK — As completion of the Dakota Access pipeline remains on standby after the Army Corps of Engineers announced on Sunday that it would not authorize the development company to drill under the Missouri River near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North...
Brazil: Tribes Fight Back Against Illegal Loggers on Native Land By
(ANTIMEDIA) Deforestation was an issue long before the media covered it and activist groups fought against it. It is estimated that between the mid-1800s — when deforestation began to proliferate — and 1947, humans destroyed approximately half of the world’s forests....
Native Communities Across North America Lack Access To Clean Water By
SMITH LAKE, New Mexico — For many in North America, the notion of a community without access to clean water seems like something that would only exist in a far-off, undeveloped country. Yet impoverished indigenous communities throughout the continent don’t have...
China Blasts US For ‘Brazen’ Human Rights Abuses at Home And Abroad By
In a report that covers everything from police violence to income inequality to government surveillance, China has blasted the United States for its “grim problems of racial discrimination,” use of “cruel tortures indiscriminately,” and “terrible...
Indigenous People Win Unprecedented Legal Protections, US And Canadian Gov. Opt Out By
Sarayaku women attend a ceremony where the Ecuadorian Government offered a public apology that came as part of a ruling by the Inter-American Human Rights Court which found that the government allowed for oil exploration in Sarayaku lands without their consent.  Indigenous...
Newly Recognized Indigenous Rights A Dead Letter? By
Tito Kilizapa in his workshop in Izalco in western El Salvador. The 74-year-old indigenous craftsman makes and plays the marimba, a percussion instrument that was popular in Central America in the 19th century and which he is trying to revive among children in the area....
Missing Students Case Highlights Racism In Mexico By
Demonstrators protest the disappearance of 43 students from the Isidro Burgos rural teachers college in Acapulco, Guerrero state, Mexico. MEXICO CITY, Mexico – The mother tongue of Celso García, a 51-year-old indigenous Mexican, is Mixteca. As a boy, García, the...