News headlines for “Rights of Indigenous People”
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
NEW YORK, Dec 20 (IPS) - Since the decision by the U.S. army to suspend the Dakota Access pipeline on 4 December, many are still unsure of the controversial pipeline's future or its implications for other mega infrastructure projects affecting indigenous communities across North America.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
CANCUN, Mexico, Dec 14 (IPS) - Synthetic biology, geoengineering and the recognition of ancestral knowledge are the issues that have generated the most heated debate in the United Nations Conference on Biodiversity, which ends in this Mexican resort city on Friday Dec. 17.
Monday, December 12, 2016
CANCUN, Mexico, Dec 12 (IPS) - "We don't have access to marine areas, because most are protected areas or are in private hands. We indigenous people have been losing access to our territories, as this decision became a privilege of the state," complained Donald Rojas, a member of the Brunka indigenous community in Costa Rica.
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.
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