Indigenous peoples

09.06.2016 Pressenza Hong Kong

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,”… »

25.04.2016 Pressenza New York

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… »

31.03.2016 Pressenza New York

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 Javier Belda

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 Javier Belda

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… »

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