Indigenous peoples

12.10.2017

What are we commemorating on Oct 12th? Discovery or genocide?

What are we commemorating on Oct 12th? Discovery or genocide?

The only fact more or less accepted is that Christopher Columbus crossed the Atlantic Ocean arriving in the Americas on that date in 1492. Not the first European, the Vikings beat him to it, but believing he had found a way to India he spearheaded the colonisation of one culture… »

12.10.2017

50+ Cities Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day as New Yorkers Protest Columbus

50+ Cities Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day as New Yorkers Protest Columbus

More than 50 U.S. cities—including Los Angeles, Phoenix, Salt Lake City and Austin, Texas—celebrated Indigenous Peoples’ Day Monday, in place of the federal holiday honoring Christopher Columbus, the Italian explorer who massacred and enslaved Arawak indigenous people while opening the door to the European colonization of the Americas. In New… »

01.10.2017

Indigenous Women From Standing Rock And Allies On Divestment Delegation In Europe

Indigenous Women From Standing Rock And Allies On Divestment Delegation In Europe

From September 30th through October 14th, 2017, a delegation of Indigenous women from across the United States who have been at the forefront of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) resistance effort and other movements to stop fossil fuel extraction and infrastructure which pose threats to Indigenous and human rights, self-determination,… »

26.09.2017

Tribunal Finds Myanmar Guilty of Genocide against Rohingya

Tribunal Finds Myanmar Guilty of Genocide against Rohingya

Reported by Hadi Azmi/BenarNews, an RFA-affiliated online news service. 22 Sep 2017 – An international panel of judges declared today that the Myanmar government is guilty of committing genocide against Rohingya Muslims, who have been fleeing the country following months of military crackdowns against the minority group. The Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal… »

17.09.2017

How many native communities are in danger in Argentina?

How many native communities are in danger in Argentina?

By SEBASTIÁN ORTEGA 11 September 2017 for openDemocracy The Indigenous Territorial Emergency Law, which restrains legal evictions and prevents native communities from losing their ancestral lands expires in November. There are about 1500 communities in danger. This article is being been published as part of the partnership between Cosecha… »

02.09.2017

Los Angeles to Replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day

Los Angeles to Replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day

The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to eliminate Columbus Day from the city’s calendar and replace it with an annual holiday marking Indigenous Peoples Day, in an acknowledgement of the genocide that took place as European powers colonized the Americas. Wednesday’s 14-1 vote makes the second Monday of each… »

13.08.2017

The Very Survival of Africa’s Indigenous Peoples ‘Seriously Threatened’

The Very Survival of Africa’s Indigenous Peoples ‘Seriously Threatened’

By Baher Kamal The cultures and very survival of indigenous peoples in Africa are seriously threatened. They are ignored, neglected and fall victims of land grabbing and land dispossession caused by extractive industries, agribusiness and other forms of business operations. These are some of the key… »

12.08.2017

One Earth: Why the World Needs Indigenous Communities to Steward Their Lands

One Earth: Why the World Needs Indigenous Communities to Steward Their Lands

By Manipadma Jena “Showing them a picture-book crow, I intone ‘kaak’ in Bengali, the State language. While others repeat in chorus, the tribal Santhali first-graders respond with a blank look. They know the crow only as ‘koyo’. They’ll happily roll out glass marbles to count… »

10.08.2017

The Auspicious Meeting of Pachamama and Gaia

The Auspicious Meeting of Pachamama and Gaia

By Leonardo Boff I want to introduce a book that will be published soon in Brazil: Pachamama and the Human Being, (La Pachamama y el ser humano, Ediciones Colihue, 2012) by Eugenio Raúl Zaffaroni, well known in Brazil’s judicial circles. Zaffaroni is a distinguished Argentinean magistrate, a member of the… »

08.08.2017

Asia: 260 Million Indigenous Peoples Marginalised, Discriminated

Asia: 260 Million Indigenous Peoples Marginalised, Discriminated

By Baher Kamal* Asia is home to the largest number of indigenous peoples on Earth, with an estimated 260 million of a total of 370 million original inhabitants worldwide. In spite of their huge number-equaling half of the combined population of Europe– they are often victims… »

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