Indigenous peoples

15.02.2020

Wet’suwet’en Houses launched a lawsuit argues Coastal GasLink pipeline violates Canada’s Paris Agreement

Wet’suwet’en Houses launched a lawsuit argues Coastal GasLink pipeline violates Canada’s Paris Agreement

“As House Chief it is my responsibility to… »

13.02.2020

2020 World Interfaith Harmony Week Celebration Highlights Dialogue Towards Harmony

2020 World Interfaith Harmony Week Celebration Highlights Dialogue Towards Harmony

As reported by Genevieve Balance-Kupang In solidarity with the global celebration of the UN World Interfaith Harmony Week, UniHarmony Partners Manila held a week-long series of activities in line with the theme of interreligious dialogue towards harmony. Established in 2012, UniHarmony Partners Manila was formed to implement the United Nations… »

12.02.2020

Social tensions increase in Canada as blockades and protests calling for RCMP withdrawal from Wet’suwet’en territory

Social tensions increase in Canada as blockades and protests calling for RCMP withdrawal from Wet’suwet’en territory

Near many cities in Canada First Nation people have been active setting up blockages on rail lines to show solidarity with the Wetsuwet’en First Nation. They are saying they will not be leaving the  rail lines … »

01.02.2020

Edmonton. Protest against Oil Teck Frontier project

Edmonton. Protest against Oil Teck Frontier project

“The Teck Frontier project would mean devastation for all our wildlife we depend on. All that is going to be compromised and destroyed forever.” said Jean L’Hommecourt of the Fort McKay First Nation. (Edmonton Journal) As many as 70 demonstrators gathered inside Canada Place in Edmonton January 22rd on… »

28.01.2020

International Court of Justice Orders Burmese Authorities to Protect Rohingya Muslims from Genocide

International Court of Justice Orders Burmese Authorities to Protect Rohingya Muslims from Genocide

In a major ruling, the U.N. International Court of Justice at The Hague has ordered Burma to “take all measures within its power” to protect Rohingya Muslims from genocide. The court issued the ruling Thursday, calling the 600,000 Rohingya remaining in Burma, also known as Myanmar, “extremely vulnerable” to military… »

26.01.2020

Rediscovering the Maya Tzeltal culture – 2. The Mayan Altar

Rediscovering the Maya Tzeltal culture – 2. The Mayan Altar

“Accompany me during the construction of the altar, I will explain our culture to you” said Don Leonardo, a curandero of the Indio Theology at a meeting attended by twenty-two communities. I humbly accepted, surprised and honoured by the proposal of the elder. The Mayan Altar shows the spiritual connection… »

03.01.2020

The Future of 2019 Protests Around the World

The Future of 2019 Protests Around the World

Being a universal city, any conflict happening somewhere on the planet usually ends up on New York’s streets. During the year we have been covering some of them, but while working on this article we were surprised by the scale of the discontent. Over forty countries, on every continent, have… »

01.01.2020

Rediscovering the Mayan Tzeltal culture. 1 – Indio Theology

Rediscovering the Mayan Tzeltal culture. 1 – Indio Theology

Among Mexican communities, traditional doctors from the native peoples gather to fight for the survival of their culture. “Our organization is almost twenty years old. We woke up and said Enough! to the oppression of religions. Many churches continue to offend and trample us with their prohibitions, insults and indifference… »

12.12.2019

COP25. Leona Morgan: Continuing to produce nuclear energy is a major violation of human rights

COP25. Leona Morgan: Continuing to produce nuclear energy is a major violation of human rights

Leona Morgan is part of the Nuclear Issue Study Group. A Navajo indigenous woman from New Mexico (USA), she has participated in the COP25 to denounce how their people and lands are being nuclearized for uranium mining -that threatens to be put into motion once again-, for the… »

12.12.2019

Rediscovering the Mayan Tzeltal culture

Rediscovering the Mayan Tzeltal culture

Claudio Rossetti Conti, a young Milanese psychologist fascinated by cultural diversity, is active in Chiapas and Guatemala in various indigenous communities as a community psychologist. As a scholar and friend of several women and men of traditional Maya Tzeltal medicine, he is interested in rediscovering the cultures of the original… »

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