News headlines for “Rights of Indigenous People”

  1. Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities Offer Best Hope for Our Planetary Emergency

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 13 (IPS) - Indigenous peoples and local communities offer the best hope for solutions to our planetary emergency. These solutions are grounded in traditional, time-tested practices and knowledge.

  2. Can Colonialism be Reversed? The UN's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Provides Some Answers

    CANBERRA, Australia, Oct 07 (IPS) - Can a state built upon the "taking of another people's lands, lives and power" ever really be just?  Colonialism can't be reversed, so at a simple level the answer is no.

  3. Covid-19 Pandemic Another Threat to Indigenous Communities

    PARIS, Aug 25 (IPS) - The voices of indigenous people worldwide are being silenced and their lives made invisible. Stewards of the earth, they are left at the fringes of public discourse in countries around the globe. Indigenous people are not "extinct", they exist, and they are building innovative networks and solutions, that could be the key to many of our world's problems.

  4. Mayan Train Threatens to Alter the Environment and Communities in Mexico

    Mexico City, Aug 25 (IPS) - Mayan anthropologist Ezer May fears that the tourism development and real estate construction boom that will be unleashed by the Mayan Train, the main infrastructure project of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, will disrupt his community.

  5. Indigenous Best Amazon Stewards, but Only When Property Rights Assured: Study

    Aug 20 (IPS) - "The xapiri have defended the forest since it first came into being. Our ancestors have never devastated it because they kept the spirits by their side," declares Davi Kopenawa Yanomami, who belongs to the 27,000-strong Yanomami people living in the very north of Brazil.

  6. 28 Organizations Promoting Indigenous Food Sovereignty

    Aug 07 (IPS) - These 28 organizations are preserving Indigenous food systems and promoting Indigenous food sovereignty through the rematriation of Indigenous land, seeds, food and histories.

  7. Include Indigenous People in COVID-19 Response

    KATHMANDU, Jul 28 (IPS) - In Nepal the COVID-19 crisis has been especially hard on indigenous peoples. We had to learn a new vocabulary and use words like quarantine, self-isolation, hand sanitizers and social distancing.

  8. How Kenya’s Indigenous Ogiek are Using Modern Technology to Validate their Land Rights

    CHEPKITALE, Kenya, Jul 21 (IPS) - The Ogiek community, indigenous peoples from Kenya's Chepkitale National Reserve, are in the process of implementing a modern tool to inform and guide the conservation and management of the natural forest. The community has inhabited this area for many generations, long before Kenya was a republic. Through this process, they hope to get the government to formally recognise their customary tenure in line with the Community Land Act.

  9. Beware the 'Hunger' to Access Indigenous Peoples' Land and Resources for Post-COVID-19 Recovery

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 09 (IPS) - When governments and states begin their recovery journey from the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic, there might be a heightened threat to indigenous peoples, their land and resources. 

  10. 'I Can't Breathe!' Australia Must Look in the Mirror to See our Own Deaths in Custody

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, Jun 03 (IPS) - I can't breathe, please! Let me up, please! I can't breathe! I can't breathe!

    These words are not the words of George Floyd or Eric Garner. They weren't uttered on the streets of Minneapolis or New York. These are the final words of a 26-year-old Dunghutti man who died in a prison in south-eastern Sydney.

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