News headlines for “Rights of Indigenous People”

  1. Driven to Extremes–How Poverty Fuels Extremism, and How to Help Africa’s Youth

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 17 (IPS) - Poverty is a blight, and one that disproportionately affects sub-Saharan Africa. It is a vast and complex issue whose tentacles reach into many areas, including climate change, sustainable development and–crucially–global security. The link between poverty and violent extremism is compelling, and means that if we want to address extremism, we must fight inequality too.

  2. Dams Hurt Indigenous and Fishing Communities in Brazilian Amazon

    Monday, October 16, 2017

    ALTA FLORESTA, Brazil, Oct 16 (IPS) - The dirty water is killing more and more fish and ‘Taricaya' yellow-spotted river turtles every day. In addition, the river is not following its usual cycle, and the water level rises or declines without warning, regardless of the season, complained three Munduruku indigenous law students in the south of Brazil's Amazon rainforest.

  3. Stepping Forward to Lead on Indigenous Rights

    Friday, October 13, 2017

    JAKARTA, Indonesia, Oct 13 (IPS) - When nine women farmers from the Kendeng community in Central Java encased their feet in cement blocks last year, many indigenous advocates understood how that felt. Dressed in their traditional clothing, these women protested outside the State Palace in Jakarta to block a proposed cement plant that would pollute the rivers flowing through their villages. Their livelihoods as farmers were under threat, as was their cultural heritage.

  4. The Tuxá Indigenous Paradise, Submerged under Water

    Saturday, September 30, 2017

    RODELAS, Brazil, Sep 30 (IPS) - The Tuxá indigenous people had lived for centuries in the north of the Brazilian state of Bahia, on the banks of the São Francisco River. But in 1988 their territory was flooded by the Itaparica hydropower plant, and since then they have become landless. Their roots are now buried under the waters of the reservoir.

  5. Marginalised Minorities and Homeless Especially Hard-hit by Mexico’s Quake

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017

    MEXICO CITY, Sep 27 (IPS) - Maricela Fernández, an indigenous woman from the Ñañhú or Otomí people, shows the damages that the Sept. 19 earthquake inflicted on the old house where 10 families of her people were living as squatters, in a neighbourhood in the center-west of Mexico City.

  6. Indigenous Land Conflicts Finally Garner Attention

    Friday, September 22, 2017

    BUENOS AIRES, Sep 22 (IPS) - The territorial claims of hundreds of indigenous communities, which extend throughout most of Argentina's vast geography, burst onto the public agenda of a country built by and for descendants of European colonisers and immigrants, accustomed to looking at native people as outsiders.

  7. Refugee Camps “bursting at the seams” in Bangladesh

    Saturday, September 09, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 09 (IPS) - A dramatic increase in the number of refugees fleeing Myanmar is placing a huge strain on already very limited resources in Bangladesh, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said.

  8. Once Decimated by AIDS, Zimbabwe’s Khoisan Tribe Embraces Treatment

    Thursday, August 31, 2017

    TSHOLOTSHO, Zimbabwe, Aug 31 (IPS) - Sixty-seven-year-old Hloniphani Sidingo gives a broad smile while popping out through the gate of a clinic in her village, as she heads home clutching containers of anti-retroviral pills.

  9. Alliance to the Rescue of 33 Million Latin American Rural Poor

    Tuesday, August 29, 2017

    SANTIAGO, Aug 29 (IPS) - "There are 33 million rural dwellers in Latin America who are still living in extreme poverty and can't afford a good diet, clothes or education, and we are not going to help them move out of poverty if we use the same strategies that worked 20 years ago," , FAO regional representative Julio Berdegué told IPS.

  10. This Is How Indigenous Peoples Help Curb Gas Emissions, End Hunger

    Thursday, August 10, 2017

    ROME, Aug 10 (IPS) - A third of global forests, crucial for curbing gas emissions, are primarily managed by indigenous peoples, families, smallholders and local communities, according to the United Nations.

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