Indigenous rights

The Canadian government and RBC Bank are ignoring the rights of Wet’suwet’en Nations

The Wet’suwet’en Nation’s fight against the Coastal GasLink pipeline project was in Montreal on Thursday, and dozens of protesters gathered outside the headquarters of the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC). The Wet’suwet’en protest against RBC’s participation in the gas pipeline…

Indigenous Leaders want Traditional Knowledge to be Centrepiece of New Global Biodiversity Framework

By Alison Kentish Once omitted from biodiversity treaty negotiations, indigenous people now have a say in a landmark global framework expected to be signed by 190 countries The picturesque Mahuat River in Dominica is one of 8 communities that make up…

Coronavirus. Wet’suwet’en heraditary chiefs activities slow down and Export Development Canada consider a loan to Coastal GasLink

The solidarity movement activities with the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs has slow down in recent days because of coronavirus in Canada. Earlier in March a federal Crown corporation, Export Development Canada (EDC) has consider a loan to Coastal GasLink. If Export…

Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs meet with government representative

The Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs have invited Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier John Horgan (B.C. Premier) to Wet’suwet’en Territory to meet. However, both have declined at this time. Therefore, the Hereditary Chiefs have agreed, as a first step, to meet…

Police arrest Mohawk demonstrators at the blockage on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory near Belleville Ontario

On Monday, police were clearing away Mohawk demonstrators who have blocked rail traffic on one of Canada’s most vital routes for the past 18 days, as threats break out of further protests in support of Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs. As television…

Canada. One in three inmates is Native American, Inuit or Métis, Aboriginal people make up less than 5% of the country’s population

“The indigenization of Canada’s prison population is nothing less than a national travesty… the proportion of Aboriginal people behind bars now exceeds 30% of the total prison population, he said.” said Dr. Ivan Zinger, Correctional Investigator of Canada last January.(The…

Media strategy? Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) offered to pull out of Wet’suwet’en Territory

The solidarity movement with the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs is growing everywhere in Canada. We’re into a second week of rail blockades and mass protests, and new ones keep popping up in different parts of the country and in United States.…

Repression in Yesterday’s Protests in Quito

Photos by: Alejandro Ramírez Anderson The general mobilization in Ecuador, especially in Quito, has gained more strength with the arrival of numerous groups of indigenous people who come to claim and demand their rights. At the same time, repression has…

‘World Still Lagging on Indigenous Rights 10 Years after Historic Declaration’

By UN Human Rights* The world’s indigenous peoples still face huge challenges a decade after the adoption of an historic declaration on their rights, a group of United Nations experts and specialist bodies has warned. Speaking ahead of the International…

Oct 12th 1942-2016. Nothing much to celebrate

By Irene Halford Guaicaipuro Cuatemoc charges the debt to Europe By Luis Britto García, El Nacional newspaper, Caracas, 18 October 1990 “Guaicaipuro Cuautemoc, who has come to discover those who are celebrating the discovery. Here am I, a descendant of…

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