News headlines for “Rights of Indigenous People”

  1. Indigenous Peoples in Mexico Defend Their Right to Water

    - Inter Press Service

    LERMA/COYOTEPEC, Mexico, Sep 18 (IPS) - In the San Lorenzo Huitzizilapan Otomí indigenous community, in the state of Mexico –adjacent to the country’s capital–, access to water has been based on collective work.

  2. Even as IUCN Congress Closes, Conservation Debate Hots Up

    - Inter Press Service

    MARSEILLE, France, Sep 15 (IPS) - One of the most hotly debated issues at the recently concluded IUCN Congress in Marseilles was about designating 30 percent of the planet's land and water surface as protected areas by 2030.

  3. Solar Energy Revitalises Indigenous and Farming Communities in Chile

    - Inter Press Service

    SANTIAGO, Aug 16 (IPS) - Communities in Arica y Parinacota, the region in the extreme north of Chile, are using solar energy and are being empowered by projects for shrimp and trout farming, the production of yarn from camelid wool, the production of tomatoes and cheese, and even the sale of surplus solar power to the national electric grid.

  4. Indigenous Peoples Need Recognition, Reciprocity & a New Social Contract

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 16 (IPS) - The coronavirus pandemic has invited the world to reflect on relationships – between people within and across countries and communities, and between people and nature around the planet.

  5. When Branded as a Born Criminal: The Plight of India’s De-Notified Tribes

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW DELHI, India, Jul 30 (IPS) - Branded as being born ‘criminal’ 150 years ago under British colonial rule, De-Notified Tribes (DNTs) continue to bear the brunt of the various laws that stigmatised them since 1871.

  6. Bangladesh’s Indigenous Forest Dwellers Fear Losing Ancestral Land as Officials Grapple with Land Grabs

    - Inter Press Service

    TANGAIL, Bangladesh, Jul 07 (IPS) - When the Bangladesh Forest Department felled Basanti Rema’s banana orchard, Rema, a Garo indigenous forest-dweller of Madhupur Forest, felt she was living a nightmare.

    Rema, from Pegmari village in Madhupur, Tangail district, had cultivated the banana plants on half an acre in the Madhupur Forest. But the Forest Department claimed that the land on which the bananas were cultivated belonged to the department. 

  7. Weaponizing Science in Global Food Policy

    - Inter Press Service

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    SANTA CRUZ, California, Jun 25 (IPS) - In July, the United Nations will convene “Science Days”, a high-profile event in preparation for the UN Food Systems Summit later this year. Over the course of two days, the world will be treated to a parade of Zoom sessions aimed at “highlighting the centrality of science, technology and innovation for food systems transformation.”

  8. Agro-industry Surrounds Xingu Indigenous Territory in Brazil

    - Inter Press Service

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Apr 21 (IPS) - Watatakalu Yawalapiti is 40 years old. She was born in the Amakapuku village, surrounded by a large preserved forest in the heart of Brazil. She spent part of her childhood on the white sands and clear waters of the Tuatuari river. At other times, she would sit in a circle listening to her great-grandfather telling stories, like the one about how the white man would arrive with a huge blade and cut down the trees as one shaves one's body hair.

  9. Indigenous Communities in Mexico Fight Energy Projects

    - Inter Press Service

    MEXICO CITY, Mar 19 (IPS) - Indigenous farmers on communally owned lands have blocked since 2016 a private solar farm in the southeastern Mexican state of Yucatan by means of legal action, due to the company’s failure to hold consultations with local native communities and the risk of environmental damage.

  10. Why Australia's Indigenous People are the Highest Incarcerated Globally

    - Inter Press Service

    SYDNEY, Australia, Feb 15 (IPS) - Keenan Mundine grew up in the Aboriginal community social housing called The Blockinfamous for poor living conditions, alcohol and drug use, and violence, in Sydney’s Redfern suburb. At the age of about seven, soon after losing his parents to drugs and suicide, he was separated from his siblings and placed in kinship care.

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