Indigenous peoples

Guatemala: the silence that kills

Generationally we have been told, since post-dictatorship times, that flies cannot enter a closed mouth, which is why we hang ourselves and are so brazen, because it is not a question of fear for what our grandparents lived through in…

The pain of others

“When I was born they put two tears in my eyes so that I could see the size of the pain of my people.” (Humberto Ak’abal) The life of the indigenous Latin American brings, from birth, the fate of resistance.…

“Kullipan:” A Prayer Chant Imitating the Sound of the Eagle in Flight

INDIGENOUS CULTURE   by Genevieve Balance-Kupang On Spirituality (Season of Creation, and Indigenous Peoples Month)   “Kullipan” is an Indigenous Tinggian chant that appropriates the sound of an eagle (Kuling) in flight, the “master of the skies.” What, with the…

The conquest of America: the situation of the indigenous today

The creation of nation states in America went hand in hand with the creation of “normal schools” whose educational objective was to homogenise the population on the basis of a single culture, European culture. From there, the prevailing narrative was…

12 October: The plundering genocide against the indigenous population

According to Marx, “The discovery of the gold and silver deposits of America, the extermination, enslavement and burial in the mines of the aboriginal population, the beginning of the conquest and plunder of the East Indies, the conversion of the…

Celebrating the 2021 National Indigenous Peoples Month

Migrant Igorots Welcomed on a Tauranga Marae by New Zealand’s Tangata Whenua (Locals)   Indigenous Culture by Genevieve Balance-Kupang National Indigenous Peoples Month is held every October. This October 10, the Catholic churches in the Philippines commemorate the Indigenous Peoples Sunday.…

What next after Mohibullah’s killing

by Saleem Samad The reality of the presence of Arsa in Bangladesh is full of contradictions. The assassination of Rohingya refugee leader Mohammed Mohibullah in broad daylight on September 29 has shocked the world. The United Nations, the European Union,…

Why should Singapore solve the Rohingya refugee crisis for ensuring the greater interest of South East Asia?

by Pathik Hasan   It is Singapore that can make Myanmar realize Rohingya repatriation. Singapore can be an ideal mediator in solving the Rohingya Refugee Crisis because Singapore has very good relations with both Myanmar and Bangladesh. However, Bangladesh has…

Two key witnesses for Milagro Sala’s conviction charged with false testimony

The two witnesses considered key to the conviction of Milagro Sala in the case known as “de los huevazos” were charged with false testimony, at the request of the prosecutor of the Federal Court of Cassation, Javier de Luca. They…

Truth trial for the Napalpí Massacre, part of the indigenous genocide in Argentina

In 1924 hundreds of Qom and Moqoit Indians were murdered in Chaco. The massacre was silenced for decades, but it remained alive in the memory of the native peoples, who transformed it into a struggle and demand for justice. Federal…

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