Posts Tagged ‘indigenous’

‘Milestone’ in indigenous defense capabilities: Taiwan launches 10,000-ton amphibious transport ship

A bottle-throwing ceremony marked the launch of Taiwan’s domestically developed ‘Yushan’ vessel, the navy’s 10,000-ton-class amphibious transport ship, which will enter service in 2022. Speaking on Tuesday, President Tsai Ing-wen hailed the “milestone” in the country’s indigenous warship building plans as the amphibious transport vessel was launched. “I believe that this ship will certainly strengthen […]

 Neo-Imperialism and Indigenous People

                “Suppose there are ten people in this room. Seven are starving, and one is winning medals, and two are doing OK. And I say, ‘Look at these seven people who are starving,’ and you say, ‘Oh, don’t be so negative, no, things are not so bad – look at the other three.’ Really?” Arundhati […]

Indigenous communities march for justice a year on from devastating Amazon oil spill

Hundreds of Indigenous activists took to the streets in Ecuador this week to demand justice on the one-year anniversary of the country’s worst oil spill in 15 years. Demonstrators marched through the Amazonian city of Coca to call on authorities to take responsibility for the 16,000 barrels of crude oil that poured into the Coca […]

Colombia: Over 3,600 Indigenous Rights Violations In The First Months Of 2021

The recent upsurge in state and right-wing violence has left all of Colombia reeling, but Indigenous communities have been particularly affected by it. This is evident from recent data published in a report by the Human Rights Observatory of the National Indigenous Organization of Colombia (ONIC). The report revealed that between January 1st and March […]

Claudia Andujar: Photographing the fragile way of life of the indigenous Yanomami people

Amazonian Yanomami shaman Davi Kopenawa wrote his 2013 book The Falling Sky: “A path of light opened before my eyes and unknown beings came towards me. “They had the appearance of tiny human beings with black saki tails around their foreheads and their hair covered in white down feathers. They approached with slow movements, in […]

Indigenous youth take to DC streets with demands to #ShutDownDAPL and #StopLine3

A group of Indigenous youth activists rallied in the nation’s capital on Thursday to demand President Joe Biden reject fossil fuel pipelines including Line 3 and the Dakota Access Pipeline. “We came to D.C. to give the fossil fuel snake back to the U.S. We don’t want the pipelines you snaked through our communities without […]

Murder by Decree is an uncensored record of the planned extermination of indigenous children in Canada’s murderous “Indian residential schools”

About Murder by Decree Murder by Decree is an uncensored record of the planned extermination of indigenous children in Canada’s murderous “Indian residential schools”. It is issued as a corrective Counter Report to the miscarriage of justice by Church and State known as the “Truth and Reconciliation Commission” (TRC). Based on eyewitness testimonies and archival […]

Indigenous food skills in southwest Iran made national heritage 

TEHRAN – The skills of making three local dishes, which are popular in the southwestern Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari province, have been added to the National Intangible Cultural Heritage list, a local tourism official has said.  The expertise of making Kardin Ash, which is eaten as breakfast in the spring, as well as the skills of making Tamnideh […]

The ‘Power’ Of The Quartz Crystal From An Indigenous Point of View

Take a moment and breathe. Place your hand over your chest area, near your heart. Breathe slowly into the area for about a minute, focusing on a sense of ease entering your mind and body. Click here to learn why we suggest this. IMAGE CREDIT: Sergey Svistunov We are having a Full Moon in Virgo […]

Indigenous Youth Demand End To Trans Mountain Insurance

By Katie Hyslop, The Tyee. February 21, 2021 Above photo: ‘We hope that all the insurers will drop out of insuring the TMX pipeline, and that it will fall through as it is not an economically viable or environmentally viable project.’ Katie Hyslop. Two recent Vancouver protests call on companies to ‘stop insuring genocide.’ A […]

Violence Against Indigenous Peoples Is Happening In Plain Sight

It’s been just over one year since the RCMP raided Wet’suwet’en camps along the route of the Coastal Gas Link (CGL) LNG pipeline in Northern B.C. Brandishing guns and tactical gear, the RCMP arrested dozens of Indigenous land defenders and supporters who defied an injunction obtained by CGL to not impede the construction right of way. The […]

Lessons From Down Under: Supporting Indigenous Stewardship

Above photo: From the Kimberley Land Council. Indigenous Guardians across the country are managing lands and waters, protecting important animals like salmon and caribou and ensuring development occurs responsibly. We are caring for lands and waters we love on behalf of our Nations. This work is good for the land, and it’s good for people […]

Indigenous peoples reclaim the National Bison Range

After 113 years, the 18,800 acres of grassland, woodland, and wildlife that make up the National Bison Range will be returned to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Native American Tribes (CSKT) of Montana’s Flathead Indian Reservation.  “It’s a reconciliation,” said Chairwoman Shelly Fyant. “We are such a place-based people. To have this land back, to […]

Brazil’s Indigenous Leaders Sue President Jair Bolsonaro For Crimes Against Humanity

Two of Brazil’s most influential and well-known Indigenous leaders filed an international legal challenge this week against the country’s leader, alleging that far-right President Jair Bolsonaro’s policies toward Indigenous tribes and the Amazon rainforest constitute crimes against humanity. Chief Raoni Metuktire, the leader of the Kayapo people, and Chief Almir Narayamoga Surui, leader of the […]

Indigenous Land Grab On The Horizon

By Madeline McClure, AFGJ. January 22, 2021 Above photo: Emory oak grove at Oak Flat, AZ. Elias Butler Photography. Take Action: Here are three ways you can act to #SaveOakFlat. Act now by visiting Apache Stronghold ‘Take Action’ site Tell Rio Tinto they are not wanted at Oak Flat Write to your Congress leaders to […]

Indigenous-Led Movement Credited With ‘Huge Victory’

Above photo: Shawnee Rae (age 8) was with a group of Native American activists from the Sisseton-Wahpeton tribe who protested the Keystone XL pipeline project in Watertown, South Dakota. Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post via Getty Images. Biden Plans to Rescind Keystone XL Permit. “Our communities have been fighting KXL for over a decade, tooth […]

Indigenous-led movement credited with ‘huge victory’ as Biden plans to rescind Keystone XL permit on day one

Raised fists at the March to Give Keystone XL the Boot on August 6 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Alex Matzke via Bold Nebraska) President-elect Joe Biden is reportedly planning on the day of his inauguration to rescind a federal permit allowing construction of the Keystone XL pipeline in the United States, a move environmentalists […]

Indigenous women call upon Biden to stop pipelines and uphold Indigenous rights in the wake of escalating climate chaos and Covid-19 crises

Today over 75 Indigenous women leaders from across the country impacted by fossil fuel extraction and pipeline infrastructure sent a letter to the incoming Administration calling on President-elect Biden to immediately take five executive actions to halt the Keystone XL, Dakota Access, and Line 3 pipeline projects. These executive actions will uphold Indigenous rights, align the […]

National park ranger condemned for attacking unarmed Indigenous man on sacred Native land

Indigenous and wilderness conservation groups were among those on Wednesday responding with outrage to video of a National Park Service ranger tasering an unarmed Indigenous man after he walked off a trail in Petroglyph National Monument in New Mexico on Sunday and then refused to comply with the ranger’s orders.  Darrell House, a Diné (Navajo) and Oneida […]

Indigenous Iranian lamb stew one step closer to national status

TEHRAN – Yakhni Polo, which is an Iranian lamb stew, is now a step closer to win national heritage status. The fatty dish is very popular in Dargaz, northeastern Khorasan Razavi province.  An all-inclusive dossier, including documentation and essential records, has been developed for the dish, which is also favored in the Indian subcontinent, parts […]

‘What Binds Us Together’: On What It Means to Support Indigenous Liberation

December 20, 2020 A depiction by the Navajo artist Remy of 16-year-old Fawzi al-Junaidi arrested by Israeli soldiers. (Photo: File) By Benay Blend In a recent interview with Michael Arria, Sumaya Awad and Brian Bean discuss their book Palestine: A Socialist Introduction (2020). The collection argues that socialism should be viewed as an important element in the struggle to liberate […]

Indigenous-led Resistance To Enbridge’s Line 3 Pipeline Threatens Big Oil

Above photo: Water protectors protest Line 3 pipeline construction in Minnesota. Twitter/@GiniwCollective. Water protectors in Minnesota are kicking off what could be the climate movement’s next massive, sustained direct action campaign. When Dawn Goodwin went down to the bank of the upper Mississippi River on Dec. 4, she just wanted to spend some time honoring […]

Provinces Crackdown On Indigenous Land Defenders

Above photo: From The Spec. May infringe charter rights. Toronto – Months after a group of Haudenosaunee people set up camp on a construction site near Caledonia, Ontario, a provincial court granted Haldimand County an order permanently forbidding people from “interfering” with any public road. A lawyer for the county argued that the injunction was […]

Indigenous-Led Patrol Keeps Peace, Assists People In Inner City

By Chad Pawson, CBC.ca. December 7, 2020 Above photo: Sadie Cote, a member of the Sweet Grass patrol, hands out a donation bag in a Downtown Eastside neighbourhood of Vancouver, B.C., on Friday. Ben Nelms/CBC. Indigenous-led patrol models itself on Winnipeg’s successful Bear Clan Patrol. An Indigenous-led patrol in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside is hoping for […]

Protecting Indigenous Languages is Protecting Biodiversity

One million animal and plant species face extinction due to human activity, according to the United Nations. Now, think about cultural production—art and literature that we have invested to address the extinction of just a handful of species (passenger pigeon included). Quite a bit actually. The extinction of one million species feels rather abstract, beyond […]

Decolonizing Thanksgiving And Supporting Indigenous Peoples

This week, as some people in the United States celebrated the mythical ‘Thanksgiving’ dinner, Indigenous Peoples held a National Day of Mourning and continued their resistance to defend the land and water. As Native American, Matt Remle, writes: “Despite colonial efforts to exterminate, terminate, relocate, and assimilate Indigenous populations, Native communities continue to resist efforts […]

Indigenous Activists Are Occupying The Hamptons Until Thanksgiving

Above photo: Tela Troge holding “Honk for Indigenous Rights” and Shinnecock elder Jennifer E. Cuffee-Wilson holding “This Indigenous Woman ‘I’m Done’” sign at rush hour. WNV/Matt Ballard. As a leader of Sovereignty Camp 2020, Shinnecock attorney Tela Troge discusses why they are protesting a lawsuit by New York state. Between the Atlantic Ocean and the […]

Indigenous Peoples’ Victory: Largest Dam Removal In The World

Indigenous Peoples’ Victory: Largest Dam Removal In The World After nearly two decades, Indigenous Peoples win an agreement for the largest dam removal in the world. Four of the six dams on the Klamath River in California and Oregon will be taken down, allowing the water to flow freely again and the salmon to spawn. […]

Why Indigenous activists are occupying the Hamptons until Thanksgiving

Image Credit: Matt Ballard Between the Atlantic Ocean and the Peconic Bay of Long Island, there is an isthmus known as Canoe Place. Thousands of years ago, the land was where the native Shinnecock tribe carried their canoes during travel. Today, the territory is surrounded by the glitzy luxury housing of the Hamptons. It is […]

Minnesota Permits for Line 3 Pipeline approved. Indigenous and Climate Leaders are left outraged

Last week, Minnesota regulators approved key permits for the Line 3 Pipeline replacement, leaving environmental and Indigenous leaders outraged. They have called on Democratic Gov. Tim Walz to block any construction on the project.  These approvals from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and the Department of Natural Resources clear the way for the long-delayed […]

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