News headlines for “Rights of Indigenous People”

  1. Indigenous Peoples Recover Native Languages in Mexico

    Friday, May 18, 2018

    May 18 (IPS) - Ángel Santiago is a Mexican teenager who speaks one of the variations of the Zapotec language that exists in the state of Oaxaca, in the southwest of Mexico. Standing next to the presidential candidate who is the favorite for the July elections, he calls for an educational curriculum that "respects our culture and our languages."

  2. After More Than a Decade, Rights of Indigenous Peoples Not Fully Realized

    Wednesday, April 18, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 18 (IPS) - Miroslav Lajčák, is President of the UN General Assembly First, I want to talk about how we got here. It was nearly 100 years ago, when indigenous peoples first asserted their rights, on the international stage. But, they did not see much progress. At least until 1982 - when the first Working Group on Indigenous Populations was established.

  3. DR Congo’s Mai-Ndombe Forest ‘Savaged’ As Landless Communities Struggle

    Tuesday, April 17, 2018

    INONGO, Democratic Republic of Congo, Apr 17 (IPS) - Thousands of logs loaded into makeshift boats at the port of Inongo at Lake Mai-Ndombe stand ready to be transported to Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

  4. The UN tells private enterprise leaders that “Business as Usual Won’t Work”.

    Wednesday, April 11, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 11 (IPS) - As global citizens face an array of issues from unemployment to discrimination, affecting their livelihoods and potential, a UN agency called upon businesses to employ a new, sustainable, and inclusive model that benefits all.

  5. Drowning for Progress in Cambodia

    Tuesday, April 10, 2018

    KBAL ROMEAS, Cambodia, Apr 10 (IPS) - Suddenly the road ends. The cart track disappears under the water. A vast lake stretches out in front of me. I have to transfer from a motorbike to a canoe. "Tuk laang," my guide says coolly. "The water is rising."

  6. Latin American Indigenous People Fight New Plunder of Their Resources

    Saturday, March 17, 2018

    ISLA DE ASSUNÇÃO, Brazil, Mar 17 (IPS) - Indigenous communities in Latin America, who have suffered the plunder of their natural resources since colonial times, are reliving that phenomenon again as mega infrastructure are jeopardising their habitat and their very survival.

  7. Rohingya Crisis May Be Genocide, UN Officials Say

    Wednesday, March 14, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 14 (IPS) - In the wake of persistent violence against the Rohingya community, UN officials have expressed growing fears that genocide is being incited and committed in Myanmar.

  8. For the Rural Poor of Peru, the Social Agenda is Far Away

    Thursday, February 22, 2018

    HUARO, Peru, Feb 22 (IPS) - "The day will come when people do not have to go to the cities to overcome poverty," says Elmer Pinares, mayor of an Andean highlands municipality in Cuzco, in southern Peru, where malnutrition and lack of support for subsistence farming are among the main problems.

  9. Survival of Indigenous Tribes in Bangladesh Starts at School

    Monday, February 05, 2018

    CHATRA, Bangladesh, Feb 05 (IPS) - Just before sundown on Jan. 30, a group of women day labourers from the Shantal indigenous community are in a rush to wind up their work harvesting potatoes in a field in the village of Boldipukur, some 15 km away from Rangpur district in northern Bangladesh.

  10. Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities Vital to the Global Environment

    Thursday, January 25, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Jan 25 (IPS) - Indigenous Peoples and local communities are some of the best environmental stewards. Their livelihoods and cultures depend on forests, clean water and other natural resources, so they have strong incentives to sustainably manage their lands.

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