Posts Tagged ‘indigenous’

Venezuelan indigenous facing difficult conditions

UNHCR today (26 Nov) expressed concern over the difficult living conditions of indigenous Warao families from Venezuela who are settled in remote locations across Guyana. Guyana is home to an estimated 24,500 refugees and migrants from Venezuela, including some 2,500 indigenous Warao. Some have settled in hard-to-reach areas near the Venezuelan border and others in […]

Thanksgiving March To Free Indigenous Kids From Immigration Cages

Above Photo: Cover photo of Sid Mills by Frank Hopper. An informal group of Northwest Indigenous warriors, headed by veteran Native rights protector Sid Mills, announced last week they plan to join a march in Southern California to demand the release of Indigenous children from immigration detention facilities. The four-day event, called The March for […]

Bridging Cultural And Political Gaps Through Indigenous First Foods

Above photo: Colby Drake and Greg Archuleta of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde inspect a plant after a prescribed burn at Quamash Prairie, while Metro scientist Curt Zonick talks with Clifton and Christine Bruno. Metro. City leaders in Oregon are partnering with nonprofits and tribes to promote first foods, which may hold clues to […]

Indigenous Campaigners Demand JPMorgan End Fossil Fuel Finance

Above Photo: Indigenous activists speak during a protest at JPMorgan Chase offices in Glasgow. ‘Shame On You.’ The major American bank is helping fund the Coastal Gaslink pipeline, which threatens First Nation lands in Canada. Glasgow, Scotland — Indigenous activists on Wednesday staged a protest outside JPMorgan Chase headquarters in central Glasgow as pressure on […]

Indigenous Leaders Call for Landback Reforms and Climate Justice in “Required Reading”

As the world watches what transpires at COP26, the United Nations climate summit taking place this week in Glasgow, the U.N. has blasted governments and businesses for utterly failing to meet their climate obligations. There’s a sense that time is running out and radical change is the only hope–including a sweeping transformation of industrial agricultural practices to more sustainable and regenerative ones. At […]

Indigenous people hit by double whammy, is COP26 listening?

Damiao and Cosmo of the Huni Kuin tribe with their interpreter Audrey Paranque (Photo credit: Sagar Dhara) For the last ten days I have opened the COP26 daily programme website each morning to search for the events that may interest me. And I have been overwhelmed by the deluge that hits me. They run mostly […]

Indigenous Activists Say Their Voices Are Missing At Cop26

Above Photo: Activists hold a memorial at Cop26 for the 1,005 environmental defenders murdered since the Paris agreement. (Murdo MacLeod/The Guardian) ‘A Continuation Of Colonialism’ Activists in Glasgow reject ‘big business’ approach to climate crisis as they commemorate murdered land defenders. As world leaders inside the Cop26 conference centre in Glasgow boasted about pledges to slash greenhouse […]

Guatemalan faithful honour Saint Simon in indigenous village

With music, tobacco and liquor, hundreds of faithful honour Saint Simon, a popular deity in Guatemala in the indigenous village of San Andrés Itzapa in Guatemala. Long queues form as hundreds of people wait to enter the Monastery of Las Nazarenas in Lima to pray to the “Lord of Miracles,” the most revered religious icon […]

Verdict In The Case Of Black, Brown And Indigenous Peoples

Above image: Woven Art. Guilty on All Counts! After hearing from over 30 witnesses and receiving hundreds of documents, the Panel of Jurists founds the US government and its subdivisions GUILTY of Genocide and Gross Human Rights Violations. The Executive Summary Verdict which follows is their preliminary report, with a detailed and cited ruling to […]

Honor Indigenous Communities Leading The Way On Climate Justice

Above photo: Joey Montoya, Indigenous Rising Media. As the legacy of colonialism destroys our environment, Indigenous Peoples are at the forefront of fighting back. When Christopher Columbus landed on Turtle Island, which we now call North America, he brought with him a goal of making profit — of taking from the land and people to create commerce. Today, […]

Indigenous People Lead White House Protest

Above Photo: Indigenous groups and their allies march to the White House. Demands President Biden Declare A Climate Emergency And Stop Approving Fossil Fuel Projects. “Joe Biden, you have been making false promises. You stopped Keystone XL — what about DAPL, Line 5, MVP?” said Joye Braun of Indigenous Environmental Network, who was arrested at today’s […]

Decolonization Or Extinction – Indigenous People’s Day 2021

Above photo: Join the Red Nation as we celebrate victories towards collective liberation and continued organizing against extractive industries, greedy capitalists, and settler colonization.  In 2015, The Red Nation and a coalition of Native and non-Native organizations led a successful campaign to rename the second Monday of October Indigenous Peoples’ Day (IPD) in Albuquerque, New […]

The UN Food Summit Ignored Indigenous People and Pushed The Great Reset Agenda

The United Nations recently held the Food Systems Summit with a focus on transforming the global food systems, but activists and farmers are exposing the summit as an attempt at corporate colonization of the food supply. On September 23, the United Nations held the Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) during the UN General Assembly in New […]

Nicaragua’s Rainforest And Indigenous Peoples

A Story Of Falsehood, Lies And US-Based Political Campaigns. Masaya, Nicaragua – Indigenous peoples and the rainforests that many inhabit are under threat. Everyone knows it. In Latin America especially, international NGOs like Global Witness and Frontline Defenders tell a story which seems self-evidently true: outsiders are exploiting natural resources, governments are indifferent or actively […]

Indigenous Peoples In Mexico Defend Their Right To Water

Above photo: The Chichipicas spring is one of the San Huitzizilapan indigenous community’s water sources, in the Lerma municipality, in the state of Mexico -adjacent to Mexico City-, where several community systems manage the resource. Emilio Godoy / IPS. Lerma/Coyotepec, Mexico – In the San Lorenzo Huitzizilapan Otomí indigenous community, in the state of Mexico –adjacent […]

Denver Refuses To Negotiate, Sweeps Indigenous Encampment

Above photo: A “Defend the Sacred” banner hanging outside Four Winds American Indian Council. Denver, CO – Under the hardline stance of Mayor Michael Hancock, Denver continues to sweep unhoused encampments—more than 80 this year alone—ignoring countless requests from unhoused residents and their advocates to stop, and refusing to negotiate any alternatives. Outside the Four Winds […]

Indigenous Leaders Face Barriers To UN Climate Conference

Above photo: The United Nations 20th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues began April 19, 2021. United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Indigenous leaders are largely being excluded from participation in the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference as the world grapples with escalating problems from floods, fires, heat, drought and […]

Indigenous People of Brazil Fight for Their Future

Indigenous protesters from Vale do Javari. Photograph Source: Fabio Rodrigues Pozzebom/ABr – CC BY 3.0 br Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has given new license to the killing of Indigenous people in Brazil. Before he came to power in 2019, it wasn’t clear what he wanted to build, but he knew exactly who and what he wanted to […]

Three indigenous Palestinian secrets

Most Palestinians see themselves as the self-evident indigenous people of the land. The relationship with the land, agriculture, and ancestral heritage has solidified this over centuries. However, huge efforts have been put in by Zionist propaganda groups to erase this fact and undermine this status. Like other colonial endeavors, the colonizer exerts his will on […]

Indigenous Woman Monument To Replace Columbus Statue

Above Photo: In this Oct. 12, 2020 file photo, a pedestrian takes a photo of graffiti on a temporary metal barrier set up to protect the perimeter of the Christopher Columbus’s statue which was removed by authorities on Paseo de la Reforma in Mexico Cito. Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum announced on Sunday, Sept. 5, […]

Christopher Columbus Statue In Mexico City To Be Replaced With 1 Honoring Indigenous Women

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Christopher Columbus is getting kicked off Mexico City’s most iconic boulevard. Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum announced that the Columbus statue on the Paseo de la Reforma, often a focal point for Indigenous rights protests, would be replaced by a statue honoring Indigenous women. “To them we owe … the history of our […]

Indigenous Peoples Set Up Protest Camp In Brasilia

Above Photo: Indigenous Peoples From The Minas Gerais And Espirito Santo In Brasilia, Brazil, Aug. 22, 2021. @ApibOficial / Twitter. Private Companies Seek To Set A Deadline For The Demarcation Of Indigenous Territories In Order To Speed Up The Extraction Of Natural Resources. From August 22 to 28, the Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil […]

Ancient Indigenous Funerary Urns Unearthed in Ecuador [Images]

This week an unassuming Ecuadorian hacienda became a site of archaeological interest. Workers accidentally discovered a mound containing multiple Pre-Hispanic ceramic funerary urns while using heavy machinery to remove soil on private property in the province of Los Ríos. The funerary mound discovered at the hacienda in Antonio Sotomayor, canton Vinces, Los Ríos, Ecuador. ( […]

New Research Shows Philippine Indigenous Group Has Most Denisovan DNA

A small indigenous group surviving on the Bataan Peninsula on the Philippine island of Luzon has more Denisovan DNA than any other ethnic population in the world. That is the conclusion of an international team of evolutionary geneticists, led by Maximilian Larena and Mattias Jakobsson from Uppsala University in Sweden, who recently finished examining more […]

‘Stand with us’: Indigenous Line 3 opponents seek allies to fight tar sands pipeline

Opponents of Canadian company Enbridge’s Line 3 tar sands pipeline march to the White House in Washington, D.C. on April 1, 2021 to call on President Joe Biden to cancel the toxic project’s permit. (Photo: Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc. via Getty Images) As state and local law enforcement in Minnesota intensify their violent repression of water […]

Indigenous Rights Are A Counterforce To The Climate Crisis

Above Photo: The Breach Colonialism Caused Climate Change. Indigenous Rights Are A Solution Hours after narrowly escaping the fire that scorched his town, Lytton, B.C. resident Gordon Murray offered a warning to the rest of us. “We are a small, rural, Indigenous, low-income community, and we’re the spearpoint of climate change – but it’s coming […]

New Indigenous Land Dispute Brewing In Norfolk

Forty acres of Norfolk County farmland is poised to become the next front in the ongoing battle over Indigenous land rights. In 2015, the Haudenosaunee Development Institute bought a property on Concession 2 Townsend for $310,000 and has not paid property taxes since. The HDI, which is the development arm of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs Council, argues […]

Lawsuit Filed By Indigenous Water Protectors Against Sheriff

Above Photo: Giniw Collective. Indigenous environmental protectors opposing the expansion of Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline, Tara Houska and Winona LaDuke, represented by the Center for Protest Law and Litigation, a project of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, and EarthRights International, today filed for a restraining order against Hubbard County, Sheriff Cory Aukes and the […]

Canadian Minister Confronted For Pushing Revisionist History Of Anti-Indigenous Schools

Mere minutes after being sworn in on Thursday, the new minister of Indigenous reconciliation in Manitoba, Canada, found himself in hot soup for defending the country’s so-called “residential schools,” where thousands of Indigenous children were held after being forcibly taken from their families. Alan Lagimodiere, the minister, was answering a question about the schools at […]

A Virtual Reunion 10 Years Later: Indigenous and Women of Color Feminists reflect on historic delegation to Palestine

Ten years ago, the Indigenous and Women of Color Feminist Delegation issued its historic statement, Justice for Palestine: A Call to Action from Indigenous & Women of Color Feminists. First published in Electronic Intifada and Jadaliyya and shared by the BDS movement and multiple other sites, the statement was translated to Spanish by delegation member […]

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