Indigenous peoples

17.02.2013

Please stop, stop now, Mister Piñera the destruction of Mapuche people

Please stop, stop now, Mister Piñera the destruction of Mapuche people

Open letter sent to the President of Chile: “New York, 14th.February  2013 Mr. Sebastián Piñera, President of Chile: We are individuals of different nationalities, cultures, and races. We are religious and nonreligious people,… »

14.02.2013

Abusive Policing and Failures in Protection of Indigenous Women and Girls in Northern British Columbia, Canada

Abusive Policing and Failures in Protection of Indigenous Women and Girls in Northern British Columbia, Canada

The 89-page report “Those Who Take Us Away” documents both ongoing police failures to protect indigenous women and girls in the north from violence and violent behaviour by police officers against women and girls. Police failures and abuses add to longstanding tensions between the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and… »

29.01.2013

A roadblock becomes a gateway to resistance in Guatemala

A roadblock becomes a gateway to resistance in Guatemala

by Kelsey Alford-Jones.  The original article on Waging Nonviolence can ge found here. Residents of San Jose del Golfo and San Pedro Ayampuc, about an hour north of Guatemala City, have been steadfast in their rejection of a gold mine in the region. They are concerned about the… »

17.01.2013

Idle No More on Turtle Island

Idle No More on Turtle Island

Indigenous and Non-Indigenous youth and women respond to the gentle wake-up call sounded by some courageous women. A movement came to light, a historical slumber shook off its sleepy head, a peaceful grassroots wave irradiated! That tiny wave began on November 10th, 2012 in a place relatively close to the… »

17.01.2013

Background to the conflict in Mali: France, US, Uranium and the war in Libya

Background to the conflict in Mali: France, US, Uranium and the war in Libya

The situation in Mali is confused and complex.  People in the south of the country fear for their future under attack as they are by Islamic fighters from the North, the nomadic Touareg in the North seek independence, French uranium interests in the region gives it strategic importance and the… »

18.12.2012

Quebec should support Cree moratorium on uranium mining

Quebec should support Cree moratorium on uranium mining

“Our challenge is to maintain our culture and live globally. We need the means and the ways to allow skilled workers to work and communicate from our remote area and also to work locally,” said Cree Grand Chief Matthew Coon Come when opening Eeyou Communications Network, providing broadband Internet, and serving Eeyou… »

12.12.2012

Newly adopted law discriminates against indigenous community media

Newly adopted law discriminates against indigenous community media

Reporters Without Borders reiterates its condemnation of the newly-adopted General Telecommunications Law (LGT), which will penalize small radio stations, especially indigenous community radio stations, that are waiting to be officially assigned broadcast frequencies.   Approved on third reading by the Guatemalan congress on 19 November, it was signed into law… »

01.11.2012

Kenya – deadly clashes between nomads and settlers

Kenya – deadly clashes between nomads and settlers

Tribesmen continue to attack villages in Kenya’s southeast, torching homes and sparking clashes that have to date killed many people in tit-for-tat ethnic violent fights. These are vendettas between the Pokomo farming community and their Orma pastoralist neighbours, which left 52 dead in this past August, Kenya’s worst tribal killings… »

04.12.2011

They, The Peoples

They are more than 370 million, that’s 120 per cent of U.S. population; they speak 4.000 of 7,000 languages spoken today all over the world; they contribute extensibly to Humanity’s cultural diversity, and they know more than any body else on Earth how to preserve water, land, biodiversity, and the whole cycle of life. »

11.09.2011

The charms of the Cave of Forgotten Dreams’

Werner Herzog allows us to learn about one of the major archaeological discoveries in humankind. The Chauvet-Pont d’Arc grotto contained in its depths hundreds of prehistoric animals’ skeletons that permit to reveal the constitution of the European wildlife 35 thousand years ago. Jean-Marie Chauvet, Eliette Brunel-Deschamps and Christian Hikkaire found it in 1994. »

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