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Indigenous Rights

Protests Erupt In 'Last Stand' Against Dakota Access Pipeline

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 02.08.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A crowd of about 200 demonstrators gathered Wednesday evening outside the White House to protest the Army’s decision to greenlight th...

Chile's free market water scheme brings scarcity and conflict for Indigenous people

The Conversation Global | Posted 01.03.2017 | Education
The Conversation Global

Francisco Molina Camacho, Universidad Catolica de Temuco Is water a basic human right or something with an inherent economic value? The answer to th...

Arctic Town Heads to Canada’s Supreme Court To Battle Fuel Exploration

Arctic Deeply | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 12.20.2016 | World

Residents of Clyde River, Nunavut, hope to quash a government permit for underwater oil and gas exploration with claims that they weren’t fairly con...

Standing Rock Protestors Burn Document That Justified Indigenous Oppression

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 11.04.2016 | Religion

More than 500 interfaith clergy members joined protesters in southern North Dakota on Thursday to stand in solidarity against the proposed Dakota Acce...

Support Indigenous Rights: Abolish Columbus Day

The Zinn Education Project | Posted 10.06.2016 | Education
The Zinn Education Project

By Bill Bigelow The movement to abolish Columbus Day and to establish in its place Indigenous Peoples Day continues to gather strength, as every month...

Feds Lay Out ‘Pathway’ To Native Hawaiian Self-Governance

Civil Beat | Landess Kearns | Posted 09.23.2016 | Politics

In what’s being described by some as a historic step toward Native Hawaiian self-governance, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced Friday th...

The Resource Curse Of Indigenous Peoples

Elisa Peter | Posted 08.10.2016 | Impact
Elisa Peter

As we celebrate the international day of the world's indigenous peoples, we must address how indigenous peoples are robbed of their right to sustainable development, now and in the future.

Indigenous People of the Americas Have New Hope for Justice

Astrid Puentes Riaño | Posted 08.10.2016 | Green
Astrid Puentes Riaño

June 15 was a historic day. After 17 years of negotiations, the American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was approved. That's cause fo...

The U.S. Role In The Honduras Coup And Subsequent Violence

Stephen Zunes | Posted 06.19.2016 | Politics
Stephen Zunes

This past March, Berta Cáceres, a brave and outspoken indigenous Honduran environmental activist and winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize, was g...

World Ocean Council and the Future of the Arctic

Peter Neill | Posted 06.14.2016 | Green
Peter Neill

The sea connects all things, and thus it can be viewed through the prism of almost any time, place, or subject. These latter come in "waves," usually ...

Chevron CEO To His Board: Our Ecuador Problem Just Won't Go Away

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 05.25.2016 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

[Of course, we don't have access to Chevron's internal communications. But if we did, this "memo" is what we imagine we might see. It's hard to peek i...

In Guatemala, Victims Commemorate the Third Anniversary of the Genocide Verdict

Jo-Marie Burt | Posted 05.19.2016 | World
Jo-Marie Burt

The revered Latin American writer Eduardo Galeano wrote these words a few months after the events he alludes to: On May 10, 2013, 30 years after the crimes were committed, former dictator General Efraín Ríos Montt was convicted of genocide and crimes against humanity against the Maya Ixil population and sentenced to 80 years is prison.

An Open Letter To Captain Paul Watson on the Misguided Ire at the WWF, Greenpeace International and the Inuit

Sebastian Copeland | Posted 05.18.2016 | Green
Sebastian Copeland

Climate change, and not hunting, is the real threat to the polar bear populations. And that is what the WWF and Greenpeace International are advocating while respecting the rights of the indigenous communities of the high North.

Daniel Pascual: Leader in the Guatemala Indigenous Rights Movement

Janessa E. Robinson | Posted 05.13.2016 | Latino Voices
Janessa E. Robinson

Daniel Pascual is a 42-year-old indigenous rights defender from Guatemala's K'iche' community. An activist from an early age, Daniel is the current coordinator of the Comite de Unidad Campesina (CUC), an ActionAid partner organization.

Indigenous People Lead Effort to Keep 'Water Heart' Beating Strong in Northern Canada

Jennifer Lamson | Posted 03.28.2016 | Green
Jennifer Lamson

For generations, the Sahtúgot'ine Dene people in northern Canada have told a story about the "water heart," a power that connects all living things throughout their traditional territory. This heart beats deep within Great Bear Lake, a place as magnificent and untamed as its name suggests.

President Obama: A Letter of Recommendation for Diane Humetewa for the Supreme Court

Gyasi Ross | Posted 03.09.2016 | Politics
Gyasi Ross

we don't need any more of the current worldview, Republican or Democrat, to determine where our nation is going. We have a lot of that. We need some good ol' Indigenous wisdom, some Hopi wisdom, and most importantly, some Indigenous Hopi Woman Wisdom.

Sins of the Father: Conservation and Human Rights Then and Now

David Wilkie | Posted 02.01.2017 | Green
David Wilkie

Across the globe, we partner with indigenous and local peoples to help them to achieve their vision for a more secure future in which wildlife remain a visible and culturally valued part of the wild places where they live.

The Real Climate Change Hoax

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 01.06.2017 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

Such radical gyrations in the climate are already causing unseen suffering and hardship for countless of the earth's inhabitants. Millions of people have been displaced from their homes or lost their livelihoods as a result of one degree of warming.

Norway: The Debbie Downer of the Paris Climate Talks

Sébastien Duyck | Posted 12.09.2016 | World
Sébastien Duyck

In an unprecedented move for a country for whom human rights is a key foreign policy priority, the country is now standing with Saudi Arabia in opposing the effective protection of human rights, including the rights of indigenous peoples, gender equality and just transition of the workforce.

Climate Guardians

Beckie Alexander | Posted 12.06.2016 | Green
Beckie Alexander

For whom or what are you a guardian? I am striving to be a guardian for my children and students by working for a secure climate future.

Bernie Sanders, Tammy Baldwin Join Fight To Prevent Mining Of Sacred Native American Lands

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.04.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) introduced a bill on Thursday that would repeal a controversial measure giving s...

Cannabis, Medical Science, and Fundamental Human Rights, With Dr. Ethan Russo

Sunil Kumar Aggarwal | Posted 10.20.2016 | Politics
Sunil Kumar Aggarwal

Where cannabis has been made medicinally available in a limited fashion via local regulatory frameworks, which often in themselves conflict with higher-level jurisdictional laws, it is most certainly under-utilized.

This Columbus Day, Seeking the Real History of Native Americans

The GroundTruth Project | Posted 10.11.2016 | Books
The GroundTruth Project

This year, Dunbar-Ortiz has toured the U.S. in support of An Indigenous Peoples' History and her stops have intertwined with developments tied to Indigenous rights in America.

John McCain Fought For Native Religious Freedom, Then He Sold Sacred Oak Flat

The Huffington Post | Julian Brave Noisecat | Posted 01.06.2016 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has been the subject of intense criticism from Native activists and their supporters over the past year for his role in orc...

UNESCO Recognizes Indigenous Rights, Cultures in World Heritage Rules

Steven Kallick | Posted 08.21.2016 | Green
Steven Kallick

By adopting new rules on the rights of Indigenous peoples within the World Heritage process--and by working to integrate the review of natural and cultural values in its evaluations--UNESCO has taken important steps in the right direction, which the people of Pimachiowin Aki hope will improve the ability of Indigenous peoples.