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article BARREIRO: Andean Journal: Recovering Native Languages (10/18/2014)
(Washington D.C.) -- Something of the sentiment and thrust current in the American Indian/Indigenous world of the Americas was evident in a recent session in Lima, Peru.
article MORRIS: Invader-States Hijacked UN World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (10/18/2014)
(Colorado) -- While watching the fraudulently-labeled United Nations World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (HLPM/WCIP) on UN WebTV on September 22-23, I was reminded of...
article GIAGO: American Indians and Australian Aborigines Traveled a Similar Path (9/7/2014)
(South Dakota) -- There is a colonization connection the indigenous people of Australia and America share. Both were driven to the brink of annihilation by invaders....
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article Ecuador Minister to Apologize Publicly to Indigenous People Over Oil Project (10/1/2014)
(Ecuador) -- Justice Minister Ledy Zuniga will offer a public apology to a community from the Sarayaku indigenous group on Wednesday over the development of an oil...
article Dubbed Terrorists, Mayans Fight Back Against Guatemalan Mining Projects (9/11/2014)
(Guatemala) -- The road between the Guatemalan towns of San Miguel Ixtahuacán and Quetzaltenango is guarded by a dozen thin, young, Mayan men in baseball caps and hooded...
article BLOG: Guatemalan Court Rules in Favor of Indigenous over Canadian Mining Company (8/7/2014)
(Guatemala) -- A Guatemalan court ruled in favor of the indigenous people of the municipality of Sipacapa over transnational mining in the area. The court says the...
article Ngati Ruanui opposes mining appeal (7/24/2014)
(New Zealand) -- Ngati Ruanui is opposing an appeal to the High Court by a company, which wants to mine iron sand on the South Taranaki coast.
article Inside the turbulent Guatemalan movement against Canadian mining (7/16/2014)
(Guatemala) -- I'm taking his picture when two loud pops crack open the sky. Tires squeal, heads turn, people duck for cover. The truck screeches around the corner,...
article Pay Attention! We Live Here! Indigenous Sámi Fight Open Pit Mine in Sweden (6/20/2014)
(Michigan) -- Environmental history professor Nancy Langston visited far northern Sweden to study the impact of a proposed open-pit mine on the indigenous Sámi people.
article Standoff with Indians blocking entrance to mining project in Brazil's Amazon end peacefully. (6/15/2014)
(Brazil) -- A two-day standoff with Indians who had blocked an entrance to a mining project in the Amazon where 50 workers were holed up has ended peacefully.
article Peru approves genocide for uncontacted tribes (6/4/2014)
(Peru) -- Peru has approved the highly controversial expansion of the Camisea gas project onto the land of uncontacted Amazon tribes – despite international...
article BLOG: Ecuador's Tribes Declare 'National Mobilization' against Oil and Mining (5/26/2014)
(Ecuador) -- Ecuador is facing an unprecedented confrontation between a 'progressive' left-leaning government and a national coalition of indigenous peoples...
article Peru: Community Resisting Mining Project In Yanacocha Facing State Repression, Mass Arrests (5/23/2014)
(Peru) -- The leaders of the Conga communities, who have for months been opposing a mining project at in Yanacocha have been arrested en mass. Communities are rising up...
article We Want the Truth: Activists Push Canada on Violations in Colombia (5/3/2014)
(Canada) -- Canadian mining projects have lead to severe human rights violations and environmental damage in indigenous Colombian communities and Amnesty International (...
article Pluspetrol says protests stop 70 pct of output from Peru oil block (4/25/2014)
(Peru) -- Argentine energy company Pluspetrol said output from Peru's biggest oil block has fallen 70 percent since indigenous protesters occupied its facilities...
article Protesters occupy remote oilfield in Peru (4/25/2014)
(Peru) -- Indigenous protesters have occupied Peru’s biggest oilfield in the Amazon jungle near Ecuador to demand the cleanup of decades of contamination from...
article Striking: indigenous Komi people in Russia are fed up with oil (4/19/2014)
(Russia) -- This guest article by Greenpeace Russia continues the discovery of front-line indigenous communities resisting to fossil fuel giants in order to protect...
article Mapuche and Other Women Riders Fight Against Mega Projects (3/13/2014)
(Chile) -- Chilean, Argentine and Mapuche women riders traveled for five days to Puerto Varas, Chile on horseback as part of a recent protest against two energy projects...
article Brazil's Indians Fight Back Against Wildcat Miners (2/17/2014)
(Brazil) -- Tensions over forest and mineral resources are brewing in Brazil's remote Amazon, and one tribe has decided to take matters into its own hands.
article In Ecuador, oil boom sparks fighting between native tribes (2/17/2014)
(Ecuador) -- An oil pipeline runs through this village to a Chinese rig at the end of the road. At night, when the rig is pumping, the pipeline is too hot to touch, but...
article Peru sets aside tribal concerns, OKs drilling in natgas block (1/30/2014)
(Peru) -- Argentine energy company Pluspetrol won a key approval for new drilling in Peru's biggest natural gas concession after the project was blocked for a year...
article BLOG: Peru: Amazon tribes sacrificed to gas project (1/27/2014)
(Peru) -- Peru has approved the highly controversial expansion of the Camisea gas project onto the land of isolated Amazon tribes - who will be put at risk of a massive...
article Vandalism at New Caledonia mining site (1/23/2014)
(New Zealand) -- There has been an unprecedented wave of vandalism at a mining site in New Caledonia, causing damage estimated to be in the millions of dollars.
article Indigenous groups in Peru's Amazon face risk of extinction, admits Pluspetrol (1/21/2014)
(Peru) -- Pluspetrol’s Camisea gas project is set to expand into areas inhabited by uncontacted indigenous groups, many of whom have little immunity to common...
article Aboriginal group hopes federal law will override sandmine expansion approval (1/15/2014)
(Australia) -- Federal heritage legislation could be brought into play to prevent the expansion of the Rocla sand mining operation at Calga.
article Uranium Mine’s Radioactive Leak on Aboriginal Lands to Be Investigated (12/21/2013)
(Australia) -- The leak of over 264,000 gallons of radioactive acid slurry onto aboriginal Mirrar territory in northern Australia will be investigated, officials...
article An Oil Company in Peru & The Misleading Art of Commercial Deception (12/7/2013)
(Peru) -- “Working in harmony with nature and the community” reads the front of a pamphlet I picked up at this year's Expo Amazonica in Iquitos.
article Oil extraction to take place in proposed Amazon tribe reserve (11/30/2013)
(Peru) -- Peru's state agency promoting oil and gas operations has announced that by the end of this month oil will be produced from new deposits in a remote part of...
article Oil extraction to take place in proposed Amazon tribe reserve (11/26/2013)
(Peru) -- Peru's state agency promoting oil and gas operations has announced that by the end of this month oil will be produced from new deposits in a remote part of...
article Barrick Gold suspends its troubled Pascua-Lama mine in South America amid global cost-cutting (11/2/2013)
(Ontario) -- The world’s largest gold mining company is indefinitely suspending construction of its troubled gold mine straddling the Chile-Argentine border, part...
article The End of Impunity? / Indigenous Guatemalans bring Canadian mining company to court (10/10/2013)
(Quebec) -- For the first time, a Canadian mining company will appear in a Canadian court for actions committed overseas. Hudbay Minerals, Inc, will be standing trial...
article Indigenous protest shuts down BHP Billiton megamine in Colombia (10/10/2013)
(Colombia) -- The world's second largest ferronickel operation, Cerro Matoso in Colombia, run by BHP Billiton, was shut down by displaced indigenous people seeking...
article Ecuador protests denial of US visas for plaintiffs in Chevron oil damages case (9/24/2013)
(Ecuador) -- Ecuador’s foreign ministry announced on Friday that the US has seemingly denied visas to a delegation that was set to travel to the UN General...
article Call for bigger Indigenous share of mining profits (9/10/2013)
(Australia) -- One of the Northern Territory's largest land councils says mining companies are paying far too little in royalties to traditional owners.
article Illegal gold mining exposing Peru's indigenous tribes to mercury poisoning (9/9/2013)
(Peru) -- Indigenous children in Peru's south eastern Amazon, an area where tens of thousands of illegal gold miners operate, have unsafe mercury concentrations over...
article Study: Natives most affected by Amazon mercury (9/9/2013)
(Peru) -- A study of mercury contamination from rampant informal gold mining in Peru's Amazon says indigenous people who get their protein mostly from fish are the...
article Peru's isolated Mashco-Piro tribe 'asks for food' (8/21/2013)
(Peru) -- Members of one of the most isolated tribes on Earth have briefly emerged from the Peruvian jungle to ask for food, according to local activists.
article Swedish police scuffle with activists protesting mining plans on indigenous Sami land (8/21/2013)
(Sweden) -- Police have removed some 50 screaming and singing activists who were blocking a road in northern Sweden to protest a British company’s plans to build...
article Ecuador scraps plan to save uncontacted tribes’ land (8/19/2013)
(Ecuador) -- Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa has scrapped plans to protect the Yasuni National Park, home to two uncontacted tribes, from oil drilling, despite...
article Peru's Natural Gas Rush Threatens Native Tribes, Again (8/19/2013)
(Peru) -- Three ministers in Peru have resigned over pressure to continue oil exploration in the Camisea area of Peru. In the 1980s uncontacted tribes were partially...
article Indigenous Rights Still Being Trumped By Mining Money in Peru (8/14/2013)
(Peru) -- A political battle in Peru over expansion of natural gas drilling into a reserve for isolated tribes is underscoring the difficulties the country continues to...
article Proof of uncontacted Indians is serious blow to oil giant (8/8/2013)
(Peru) -- In an embarrassing blow to Colombian-Canadian oil company Pacific Rubiales, the Peruvian government has confirmed the existence of uncontacted Indians living...
article Diaguita Indians ask Chile supreme court to revoke Barrick Gold’s permit for Pascua Lama mine (7/23/2013)
(Chile) -- Chile’s Diaguita Indians are asking the country’s supreme court to require the world’s largest gold mining company to prepare a new...
article Court in Chile sides with Diaguita Tribe in lawsuit against mine (7/16/2013)
(Chile) -- An appeals court in Chile sided with the Diaguita Tribe in a dispute over a gold mine in the mountains.
article ‘Jaguar people’s’ urgent appeal to oil company’s shareholders (6/20/2013)
(Peru) -- An Amazonian tribe has sent an urgent appeal to shareholders of Canadian-Colombian oil giant Pacific Rubiales to protect the lives of uncontacted Indians in...
article Australian uranium discovery threatens ancient indigenous cave art (6/18/2013)
(Australia) -- One of the world's biggest uranium producers has found a significant deposit in a remote tropical Australian mountain range near sandstone galleries...
43 Total Articles on this Issue

LGBT News

article Two Spirits in the Venezuelan Jungle (9/4/2014)
(Venezuela) -- A chance encounter with an anthropologist in Caracas led Álvaro Laiz to Venezuela’s remote eastern edge, where an indigenous people known as the...
1 Article on this Issue

Land Issues

article B.C. aboriginal leaders talk strategy over historic land-claims ruling (8/16/2014)
(Canada) -- Overlapping land claims are a major issue facing British Columbia First Nations as they try to move forward following a landmark land-title ruling, say...
1 Article on this Issue

Cultural Appropriation

article Tribe pushes for haka copyright law (4/21/2014)
(New Zealand) -- Ngati Toa is to campaign for copyright legislation to cover its tribal haka, Ka Mate. The Government has created a law to ensure commercial users credit...
1 Article on this Issue

PokerStars

article PokerStars Becomes First Online Poker Room to be Awarded Bulgarian License (2/19/2014)
(Bulgaria) -- PokerStars has become the first online poker room to be awarded a license under the new online gaming regulations in Bulgaria.
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Other News

article Ancient Polynesians had children with American Indians (10/30/2014)
(Brazil) -- Easter Island, known for its mysterious stone figures, is 2,300 miles from South America. And yet, DNA research has found that the ancient Polynesians had...
article Grandmothers unite to stop another stolen generation of Aboriginal children (10/29/2014)
(Australia) -- The New South Wales Department of Family and Community Services has agreed to work with Aboriginal elders to curb the rising number of Aboriginal children...
article In Bolivia, ‘New Andean’ architecture applies new money to old traditions (10/27/2014)
(Bolivia) -- Fanning out across the barren altiplano at 13,000 feet, this city is one of the fastest-growing in South America. It’s going up so quickly it looks...
article Fraser Island tourists ‘stupid’ for inviting dingo attacks, says elder (10/27/2014)
(Australia) -- FRASER Island Aboriginal elder says “stupid behaviour” from tourists is inviting attacks from dingoes. Butchulla elder Aunty Mally Clarke also...
article Doctor brings better eyecare to Peru (10/26/2014)
(Peru) -- Puno, Peru is a medium-sized city on the shores of Lake Titicaca, one of the highest lakes in the world at over 12,000 feet in elevation. It’s a little...
article Easter Islanders had established strong bond with Native Americans (10/26/2014)
(USA) -- New research shows that Easter Islanders and Native Americans who lived hundreds of years before the first Westerners reached the island in 1722 had more social...
article Bolivia Is An Example of How Socialism Can 'Work' (10/25/2014)
(Bolivia) -- Bolivian President Evo Morales last weekend won re-election by a smashing margin. His eight-year rule has weakened Bolivian property rights, indulged in...
article Surprising connection between Easter Islanders and Native Americans revealed from genes (10/25/2014)
(USA) -- The ancient Polynesian peoples who lived on Easter Island, 1,100 miles from the closest land, weren't as isolated as has long been believed, genetic studies...
article The economics of indigenous survival (10/25/2014)
(Australia) -- In 1998, a Maori tribe’s claim for land was finally recognised, leaving them richer than they’d ever been. Ngāi Tahu elder Sir Tipene O’...
article French filmmakers make secret documentary on Jarawa tribes, FIR filed (10/24/2014)
(India) -- Two French filmmakers have been booked on the charge of trespassing into the protected Jarawa tribal reserve in the Andaman islands and filming a documentary...
article Ancient hunter-gatherers settled at great elevations in Peru’s Andes (10/23/2014)
(Peru) -- The air was thin, the nights were cold, the sun could easily burn the skin. But about 12,000 years ago, small groups of hunter-gatherers found a home very high...
article Five must-read books by Indigenous authors (10/22/2014)
(Australia) -- In the final report into the federal curriculum review (pdf), released last week, Professor Barry Spurr argued that too much weight was given to...
article Maori map researchers look to Google Earth (10/19/2014)
(New Zealand) -- Maori researchers are meeting with the Google Earth team to learn how they can add their own stories on to digital maps.
article “We’ll Die for Our Lands”, Guarani Indians Declare in Brazil’s Capital (10/17/2014)
(Brazil) -- Forty Guarani Indian leaders have traveled over 1,000 km to Brazil’s capital to insist that the authorities map out their ancestral land before more of...
article The US can learn a lot from New Zealand on how to embrace indigenous cultures (10/17/2014)
(New Zealand) -- It begins in breakbeat – thud, thud, thud – the captain then growls his battle rhymes – hiss, hiss, roar – and the New Zealand...
article Calls for Indigenous language tuition in Northern Territory primary schools (10/15/2014)
(Australia) -- Primary school students across the Northern Territory should be learning Indigenous languages as part of their curriculum, according to the Greens...
article Wiwa Indians killed by lightning during a tribal ceremony in Colombia to be left unburied (10/13/2014)
(Colombia) -- Eleven Wiwa Indians killed by lightning during a tribal ceremony in Colombia’s Sierra Nevada mountains will be left unburied where they died...
article Aborigines Equal On The WWI Fro­nt, But Not At Home (10/12/2014)
(Australia) -- IT is estimated that up to 800 indigenous servicemen served in the First World War. The exact number will never be known since ethnicity was not recorded...
article Evo Morales Wins Bolivia Presidential Election (10/12/2014)
(Bolivia) -- Evo Morales easily won an unprecedented third term as Bolivia's president Sunday on the strength of the economic and political stability the coca...
article Indigenous Students Among the Disappeared in Mexican Tragedy, Mayor on Run (10/11/2014)
(Mexico) -- Tens of thousands of protestors in seven countries along with human rights advocates from around the world are demanding answers and justice regarding the 43...

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