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Indigenous Women: The Frontline Protectors of the Environment

Thursday, April 27, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 27 (IPS) - Indigenous women, while experiencing the first and worst effects of climate change globally, are often in the frontline in struggles to protect the environment.

Long Way to Go for Indigenous Rights Protection

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 25 (IPS) - Despite progress, many gaps remain in international indigenous rights protection, said representatives during an annual UN meeting.

Indigenous Peoples - Best Allies or Worst Enemies?

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

ROME, Apr 25 (IPS) - It all happened on the very same day—4 April. That day, indigenous peoples were simultaneously characterised as fundamental allies in the world's war on hunger and poverty, while being declared as collective victims of a "tsunami" of imprisonments in Australia. See what happened.

Brazilian Dam Causes Too Much or Too Little Water in Amazon Villages

Saturday, April 01, 2017

ALTAMIRA, Brazil, Apr 01 (IPS) - The Juruna indigenous village of Miratu mourned the death of Jarliel twice: once on October 26, when he drowned in the Xingu River, and the second time when the sacred burial ground was flooded by an unexpected rise in the river that crosses Brazil's Amazon region.

The Indigenous ‘People of Wildlife’ Know How to Protect Nature

Friday, March 10, 2017

ROME, Mar 10 (IPS) - In the northern part of Mount Kenya, there is an indigenous community -- the Il Lakipiak Maasai ("People of Wildlife") -- which owns and operates the only community-owned rhino sanctuary in the country.

These Women Cannot Celebrate Their Day

Monday, February 27, 2017

ROME, Feb 27 (IPS) - This is a story that one would wish to never have to write—the story of hundreds of millions of life-givers whose production and productivity have systematically been ‘quantified' in much detailed statistics, but whose abnegation, human suffering and denial of rights are subject to just words.

Expansion of Renewable Energies in Mexico Has Victims

Friday, February 17, 2017

KIMBILÁ, Mexico, Feb 17 (IPS) - The growing number of wind and solar power projects in the southern Mexican state of Yucatán are part of a positive change in Mexico's energy mix. But affected communities do not see it in the same way, due to the fact that they are not informed or consulted, and because of how the phenomenon changes their lives.

Indigenous Peoples Lands Guard 80 Per Cent of World’s Biodiversity

Thursday, February 09, 2017

ROME, Feb 09 (IPS) - They are more than 370 million self-identified peoples in some 70 countries around the world. In Latin America alone there are over 400 groups, each with a distinct language and culture, though the biggest concentration is in Asia and the Pacific– with an estimated 70 per cent. And their traditional lands guard over 80 per cent of the planet's biodiversity.

Human Rights For Rohingya Worsening, Warns Special Rapporteur

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 08 (IPS) - A UN Special Rapporteur has expressed grave concern over escalating violence and discrimination against the Rohingya minority in Myanmar.

Measures Are Proposed to Address Violence in Mapuche Land in Chile

Thursday, January 26, 2017

SANTIAGO, Jan 26 (IPS) - The lands where the Mapuche indigenous people live in southern Chile are caught up in a spiral of violence, which a presidential commission is setting out to stop with 50 proposals, such as the constitutional recognition of indigenous people and their representation in parliament, in a first shift in the government´s treatment of native peoples.

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