Indigenous peoples

15.01.2016 Pressenza Hong Kong

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 … »

12.01.2016 Prensa Latina

President creates Ministry of Indigenous People in Chile

President creates Ministry of Indigenous People in Chile

Today, Chilean president Michelle Bachelet signed the laws at La Moneda Palace, Santiago, that create the Ministry of Indigenous People, the National Council and the Indigenous People’s Councils. In a simple ceremony, Bachelet congratulated herself on benefiting, at last, the original Chilean indigenous people who include new ethnic groups recognized … »

05.11.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Philippines: Manila students greet indigenous Lumad caravan

Philippines: Manila students greet indigenous Lumad caravan

Hundreds of students from various Manila universities gathered on Wednesday, November 4, to express solidarity with the Lumad indigenous peoples from Mindanao. (See previous article: http://www.pressenza.com/2015/10/philippines-lumad-people-under-threat-by-australias-xstrata-copper-company/ ) Among those gathered to welcome them at Liwasang Bonifacio were students from University of Santo Tomas, University of the Philippines Manila, De … »

26.10.2015 Nava J. Thakuria

Optimizing the India-Myanmar relationship

Optimizing the India-Myanmar relationship

Guwahati: A recently concluded India-Burma conference batted for more people to people contact between the two neighboring countries, more precisely, the residents of northeastern India and its adjacent Myanmar localities. The two-day conference titled ‘India-Myanmar Relations: Looking from the Border’ also highlighted the pain of various communities of the region, who … »

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