News headlines for “Rights of Indigenous People”, page 5

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. “Serious Retreats” In Indigenous Rights Protection, Says UN Rapporteur

    Thursday, January 26, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 26 (IPS) - As the 10-year anniversary for the Declaration on Indigenous Rights approaches, UN indigenous rights activists came together to assess the many challenges that still remain on the ground.

  10. Beyond Standing Rock: Extraction Harms Indigenous Water Sources

    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.

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