Indigenous peoples

12.07.2020

Top court orders adoption of anti-COVID-19 plans for indigenous groups

Top court orders adoption of anti-COVID-19 plans for indigenous groups

A motion had been filed by an indigenous group and political parties By Felipe Pontes Justice Luís Roberto Barroso, of Brazil’s Supreme Court ruled that the federal government must adopt a set of measures of curb the spread of, and the deaths from, COVID-19 among the indigenous population. Barroso thus… »

11.07.2020

Kabyle: A Language, a People, and a Heritage to Defend

Kabyle: A Language, a People, and a Heritage to Defend

Today, more than six thousand languages ​​are spoken in the world and according to Unesco, half of the languages ​​spoken by less than ten thousand people will disappear by the end of the century. The longevity of a language depends on its vitality and on certain demographic and social factors. »

10.07.2020

About half of Oklahoma is Native American land, rules U.S. Supreme Court

About half of Oklahoma is Native American land, rules U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that about half of the land in Oklahoma is within a Native American reservation. The court ruling will have major consequences for both past and future criminal and civil cases in the U.S. The U.S. court’s ruling hinged on the question of whether the… »

10.07.2020

“A Dream That Comes True”: Standing Rock Elder Hails Order to Shut Down DAPL After Years of Protest

“A Dream That Comes True”: Standing Rock Elder Hails Order to Shut Down DAPL After Years of Protest

Following years of resistance, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Indigenous organizers across the country scored a massive legal victory Monday when a federal judge ordered the Dakota Access Pipeline to be shut down and emptied of all oil, pending an environmental review. “You ever have a dream, a dream… »

08.07.2020

Judge orders Dakota Access Pipeline to shut down

Judge orders Dakota Access Pipeline to shut down

Owners of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) must halt operations while the government conducts a full-fledged analysis examining the risk DAPL poses to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, a federal judge ruled today. The court decision delivered a hard-fought victory to the Tribe, which has been engaged in a high-profile… »

28.06.2020

COVID-19 reaches nearly a third of indigenous ethnic groups

COVID-19 reaches nearly a third of indigenous ethnic groups

In such communities, 7,753 have been infected and 349 killed By Letycia Bond The COVID-19 pandemic has reached at least 11 indigenous ethnic groups, according to the National Committee for Indigenous Life and Memory. In the report published by the committee, formed by indigenous leaders, the total number of people… »

13.06.2020

Social Movement in Mexico – Digital Rebels

Social Movement in Mexico – Digital Rebels

The Zapatistas in Mexico have been using science and digital media as a means of resistance. This has also been evident during the corona crisis. On March 16, 2020, the Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, or EZLN (Zapatista Army of National Liberation), closed down the autonomously governed communities in the… »

08.06.2020

The Poor People’s Campaign: National Call for Moral Revival

The Poor People’s Campaign:  National Call for Moral Revival

ACTIONS: Monday, June 8th and Saturday June 20th, 2020 In 1968, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and many others called for a “revolution of values” in America. They sought to build a broad, fusion movement that could unite poor and impacted communities across the country. Their name was a… »

05.06.2020

Indigenous communities, land rights and Covid-19

Indigenous communities, land rights and Covid-19

Indigenous territories impacted by oil palm, mining and criminalisation are disproportionately affected by Covid-19 – yet still they support those most vulnerable. Food sovereignty within the Indigenous communities of the Indonesian archipelago is under threat, not least during a pandemic.  The Banten Kidul Indigenous Peoples are known for… »

30.05.2020

Joênia Wapichana – The First Indigenous Deputy of Brazil

Joênia Wapichana – The First Indigenous Deputy of Brazil

Joênia Batista De Carvalho was born on April 20th,1974 in the village of Truaru Da Cabeceira, in the state or Roraima. When she was eight, she moved with her mother to the Capital Boa Vista. She enrolled to the Faculty of Law of the Federal University. Once she completed her… »

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