News headlines for “Rights of Indigenous People”
Friday, November 11, 2016
MEXICO CITY, Nov 11 (IPS) - Canadian activist Clayton Thomas-Muller crossed the border between his country and the United States to join the Native American movement against the construction of an oil pipeline, which has become a model to follow in struggles by indigenous people against megaprojects, that share many common elements.
Sunday, November 06, 2016
LONDON, Nov 06 (IPS) - The history of Canada's indigenous population has been, for the most part, kept in the shadows. According to leading expert on indigenous justice Lisa Monchalin, the consequences of colonialism and dispossession on native communities have been "glossed over", unacknowledged and dismissed by the "settled" population.
Friday, November 04, 2016
MEXICO CITY, Nov 04 (IPS) - Next week, millions of people around the world will be glued to their TV screens and social media feeds, watching as the USA decides who will lead the most powerful country on earth.
Around 3,000 kilometers away, in a much smaller nation in the middle of Central America, another election will take place just a couple of days earlier. Although Nicaragua's presidential election lacks the fame of the Clinton-Trump race, it is every bit as controversial.
Monday, October 24, 2016
SENGGI, Indonesia, Oct 24 (IPS) - Only two decades ago, Usku, Molof and Nambia, three villages in Senggi District, Papua, were the battlefield of feuding tribes fighting for their ulayat (communal land). Afra, the triumphant tribe, then settled in the villages and led a life of hunting and gathering.
Monday, October 17, 2016
Oct 17 (IPS) - Secure indigenous land rights not only bring environmental benefits, they can also foster economic development, according to a new report released by the World Resources Institute.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
NEW YORK, Oct 11 (IPS) - Resistance towards the controversial Dakota Access pipeline continues after a federal court rejected requests to halt construction on Monday.
Monday, September 26, 2016
MEXICO CITY, Sep 26 (IPS) - There are certain events that mark a turning point in a country. The way a government decides to handle them defines the way they will go down in the history books.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
MUDJA/BIGANIRO, Sep 15 (IPS) - The Bambuti people were the original inhabitants of Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the oldest national park in Africa whose boundaries date back to 1925 when it was first carved out by King Albert of Belgium. But forbidden from living or hunting inside, the Bambuti now face repression from both park rangers and armed groups.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
MUDJA/BIGANIRO, Sep 14 (IPS) - It is late afternoon when a light drizzle begins to fall over a group of young men seated together in Mudja, a village about 20 kilometres north of Goma on the outskirts of the Virunga National Park. Mudja is home to a community of around 40 families of indigenous Bambuti, also known as ‘pygmies.'*
Monday, September 05, 2016
HONOLULU, Hawaii, USA, Sep 05 (IPS) - "You don't convert your own house in a tourist site," said Oussou Lio Appolinaire, an activist from Benin, wearing a traditional outfit in vivid yellows and greens. He was referring to opening up to tourists places that are sacred to indigenous people.
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