News headlines for “Rights of Indigenous People”

  1. Justin Trudeau´s Blackface

    Friday, October 11, 2019

    STOCKHOLM / ROME, Oct 11 (IPS) - Politics is a dodgy game, maybe even more so if you represent political views based on a moral approach.

    When the charismatic Justin Trudeau, son of a cosmopolitan liberal who served as Canada´s Prime Minister for 16 years, in 2015 was elected Prime Minister it was within a global political climate different from what it is today.

    Barack Obama was in the White House, Angela Merkel served her third period as German Chancellor, and the UK Government had not yet announced its country's withdrawal from the EU. Nevertheless, Russia had three months before Trudeau´s election annexed Crimea, while Viktor Orbán´s Hungarian government the month before initiated the construction of a 4 metres high barrier along its nation´s eastern and southern borders to keep immigrants out.

  2. Kashmir: How Modi’s Aggressive 'Hindutva' Project has Brought India and Pakistan to the Brink – Again

    Monday, September 09, 2019

    Sep 09 (IPS) - August is immensely important in the history of the Asian subcontinent, marking the month that India and Pakistan gained independence from the British in 1947. Now, in 2019, it has once again proved momentous, when, ten days before India's Independence day celebrations, prime minister Narendra Modi's government revoked the autonomy of Indian-administered Kashmir – a status provided for under the Indian Constitution.

  3. Revitalizing Indigenous Languages Is Critical

    Monday, August 12, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 12 (IPS) - Being fluent in a world language is a desirable skill in modern day society. However, some languages are suffering and in danger of extinction -- namely those of the indigenous peoples.

  4. How India's Indigenous Female Forest Dwellers Feel about Owning Their Own Land

    Friday, August 09, 2019

    KORCHI/GADCHIROLI, India, Aug 09 (IPS) - Kumaribai Jamkatan, 51, has been fighting for women's land rights since 1987. Though the constitution of India grants equal rights to men and women, women first started to stake their claim for formal ownership of land only after 2005–the year the government accorded legal rights to daughters to be co-owners of family-owned land.

  5. In the Midst of Conflict, India's Indigenous Female Forest Dwellers Own their Land

    Friday, August 09, 2019

    KORCHI/GADCHIROLI, India, Aug 09 (IPS) - Jam Bai, an Indigenous farmer from Korchi village in western India, is a woman in hurry. After two months of waiting, the rains have finally come and the rice saplings for her paddy fields must be sown this week while the land is still soft.

  6. India’s Indigenous Women Assert their Land Rights

    Friday, August 09, 2019

    KORCHI, India, Aug 09 (IPS) - On the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, IPS correspondent Stella Paul speaks to indigenous farmer Jam Bai about what it means to own her own land.

  7. Your Life or Your Freedom? The Ultimate Price to Defend the Environment

    Thursday, August 08, 2019

    WASHINGTON DC, Aug 08 (IPS) - For the family of indigenous Guatemalan activist Jorge Juc, the announcement last week by US President Donald Trump of an agreement declaring Guatemala a "safe third country" could not be more bitterly ironic.

  8. International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2019

    Wednesday, August 07, 2019

    ROME, Aug 07 (IPS) - There are an estimated 370 million indigenous people in the world, living across 90 countries. They live in all geographic regions and represent 5000 different cultures. These people are inheritors and practitioners of unique cultures and ways of relating to others yet are being forced to give up their ways of life.

  9. Indigenous Communities Head Towards Energy Self-Sufficiency in Guatemala

    Wednesday, July 03, 2019

    USPANTÁN, Guatemala, Jul 03 (IPS) - Because the government has never provided them with electricity, indigenous communities in the mountains of northwest Guatemala had no choice but to generate their own energy.

  10. Indigenous Rights Approach a Solution to Climate Change Crisis

    Saturday, June 29, 2019

    Jun 29 (IPS) - The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) was held in Bonn, Germany to rally behind a new approach to achieving a future that is more inclusive and sustainable than the present – through the establishment of secure and proper rights for all.

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