Indigenous peoples

Indigenous Peoples’ Law: UN Special Rapporteur’s report shows serious and persistent gaps in Costa Rica

On 28 September 2022, the report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, following his on-site visit to Costa Rica at the end of 2021, was released. Special Rapporteurs on specific human rights issues are non-conventional…

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is marked across Canada and coincides with Orange Shirt Day

September 30th was the second annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation observed in Canada. Across the country walks, speeches, music art installation, ceremonies and moments of silence were organized. The national Day, which was created as a federal statutory…

Violence Against Indigenous Women Grows in Vancouver Amid ‘Apathy and Injustice’

Indigenous women and girls in Canada continue to face disproportionate levels of violence and insecurity rooted in colonialism. By Tanupriya Singh Violence against Indigenous women is “escalating like never before,” the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) has warned.…

It’s time for the trial of racism against the Mapuche people; Gloria Naveillan could be stripped of her parliamentary immunity

In Chile, law 20609 condemns discrimination, whether by virtue of race, ethnicity or gender identity, yet this law has not been widely applied or presented as an argument, let alone met the victims’ need for justice. In the case of…

Cordillera Day, Storytelling, and Book Donation Turnover Ceremony: In Support of “Brigada Pagbasa” for the Stakeholders of Bansa Elementary School

by Gina Cambronero and Genevieve Balance-Kupang When partner institutions, organizations, and individuals collaborate for a cause, immense joy, and inspiration ooze into the consciousness of a community. Such was the case during the Cordillera Day Celebration, Storytelling, and Book Donation Turnover Ceremony held…

Academy of Motion Picture Arts Apologizes to Indigenous Activist Sacheen Littlefeather over 1973 Ceremony

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has formally apologized to Indigenous activist and actress Sacheen Littlefeather. In 1973, she took the stage at the Oscars on behalf of Marlon Brando, who boycotted the ceremony to protest Hollywood’s portrayal…

A gift to humanity from Rapa Nui, UMANGA

The responses of the past open solutions to the present and the future; Tapu and Umanga: Tapu is an absolute obedience to the laws and rules, to live together in self-care. Umanga: I help you, you help me, and between…

The garrison of San Didero (Valsusa) named after Leonard Peltier

They had promised and they did it. At the end of a very touching event dedicated to Leonard Peltier that took place on June 24th at the garrison of San Didero, in the Susa Valley (Piedmont Region) from 30 years…

Listen to us!

Greetings, my name is Camilo Wajuyata. I am a young Shuar of 32 years of age from the indigenous community Chinimp (Palora, Ecuador) who is always in front of my people looking for any support in order to collaborate in…

The street was a party: Petro’s inauguration

Thousands of people around Plaza Bolivar in Bogota and in many parts of the country celebrated the historic milestone of Gustavo Petro’s inauguration as president of Colombia. By Fátima Martínez Petro and Francia Márquez, the vice-president, are the most visible…

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