Indigenous peoples

13.10.2013

Indigenous Vision of Hugo Chavez in Venezuela Highlighted

Indigenous Vision of Hugo Chavez in Venezuela Highlighted

Caracas, October 12 ( Prensa Latina) The recognition and social visibility of Venezuelan indigenous people was highlighted by the late President Hugo Chavez and the Bolivarian Revolution, said President of the Indigenous Parliament of America, Venezuelan Parliamentary Group (PIA-GPV), Cesar Sanguinetti. In the celebration this Saturday of the Day of… »

31.08.2013

Philippines – bombs and bullets for mountain dwellers

Philippines – bombs and bullets for mountain dwellers

Then the bombs were dropped, the bullets were sprayed from the helicopters towards the forests. What is happening? Is this happening? Report by Dom-an Macagne 11.30am, August 30, 2013. Two military helicopters hovering over Northern Sagada [in the Cordilleras, Philippines] dropping bombs and spraying bullets into the watersheds close to… »

26.08.2013

Civil Society Calls for Vote on Drilling in Ecuador’s Yasuní Park

Civil Society Calls for Vote on Drilling in Ecuador’s Yasuní Park

QUITO, Aug 24 2013 (IPS) – The Ecuadorean government’s decision to allow oil drilling in the Yasuní National Park, one of the most biodiverse areas of the planet, has caused alarm among environmentalists and indigenous people, who are calling for a referendum on the issue. President Rafael Correa ordered the… »

09.07.2013

Evo Morales: ‘These are the peoples times and we can no longer be silenced’

Evo Morales: ‘These are the peoples times and we can no longer be silenced’

The President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia communicated by telephone with the journalist Victor Hugo Morales. They spoke in a tone of respect and camaraderie. The Indigenous leader spoke of the amazing reception his compatriots gave him in El Alto as well as the fast and decisive reaction… »

28.05.2013

In Search of Their Roots: The Mapuche and Modern Society

In Search of Their Roots: The Mapuche and Modern Society

by Aigul Safiullina, 29 April 2013. Around five hours after leaving Bariloche our bus suddenly stops in the middle of nowhere. “Leleque. La comunidad,” the driver announces. “We’ve arrived muchacha”. Outside, fields stretch towards mountains and the eye struggles to fix on the horizon. There is nothing resembling a town… »

21.05.2013

Dimapur declaration on water and indigenous communities rights

Dimapur declaration on water and indigenous communities rights

India-China-Bangladesh Dimapur declaration on water and indigenous communities rights May 20, 2013 A Statement from the Northeast Dialogue Forum We, the representatives of the indigenous people’s organizations of India’s North East concerned over the issue of water and adverse impacts of mega development processes, such as… »

15.05.2013

Nakba Day: New Challenges for Palestinian New Generations

“I call you to remain the same  for those who are in exile and those who stayed.  If time passed by and I return to my home I will henna the house for my beloved ones” (Palestinian song) By Mjriam Abu Samra The return… »

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… »

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