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Opposition to Oil Pipeline in U.S. Serves as Example for Indigenous Struggles in Latin America

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.

Canadian Indigenous Injustice: A Colonial Problem?

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.

Four Things You Should Know about the Other Election This Week

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.

Farming Brings Stability to Remote Villages in Papua

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.

Indigenous Land Rights Bring Economic, not just Environmental Benefits

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.

Resisting the Dakota Access Pipeline: “This Is Not The End”  

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.

Two years on, Peña Nieto cannot brush off Ayotzinapa stain

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.

Militarised Conservation Threatens DRC’s Indigenous People – Part 2

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.

Militarised Conservation Threatens DRC’s Indigenous People - Part 1

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.'*

Without Indigenous People, Conservation Is a Halfway Measure

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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