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The U.S. is abusing asylum seekers including indigenous migrants; but people are fighting back.
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Adapt or perish: IC’s new strategic vision to sustainability

By John Ahni Schertow
This is a profound time in our shared history. It is a moment full of rage as well as promise. Fear as well as potential. With each passing day, more battle lines are being drawn to confront every individual, government...

Indigenous Rights Report

By Teodora Corina Hasegan
This is the Indigenous Rights Report for the week of October 12, 2019. In this week’s report: Victory! Ecuador’s President repeals austerity decree and ends violence Credit Suisse promises safeguards for Indigenous rights after DAPL intervention Métis land claim could...

Yucuquimi de Ocampo declares itself an autonomous Indigenous municipality

By Teodora Corina Hasegan
On October 12, 2019, the Mixtec Indigenous community of Yucuquimi de Ocampo in Mexico’s Oaxaca state, declared itself to be a “free municipality” under its own “autonomous” self-government. “We can all dream and build a different world, a more just...

Navajo, Hopi will have objects, human remains repatriated by Finland

By Harrison Mantas
WASHINGTON – The Hopi and Navajo are among 26 tribes that will see the return of ancestral remains from Finland, where the items have been held in a museum after being taken from Colorado almost 130 years ago. The repatriation,...

A ‘Red Deal’: Why Indigenous Communities Belong at the Center of Climate Action

By Josue De Luna Navarro
We are all related; us, plants, animals, water, air, and soil. We are all related.” Asheninka Mino, a medicine man from the Indigenous community of Asheninka in Peru, repeated these words as we walked through the mountains of Mora, New...

“Everything they do to us, they do to the mountains, the rivers, the forests”

By Moira Millán
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA — We want to communicate to the whole society, to the political class and to the peoples of the world that we, the indigenous women of the territories in conflict, find ourselves strengthened and certain of this...

‘You protect, and then you harvest’

By Monica Evans
RAROTONGA, Cook Islands — On March 1, 2000, traditional Māori elders gathered with family, community members and government officials on the white-sand shore of Aro’a Lagoon to pray, make speeches, and formally place the water body under the protection of...

Amazon Uprising: Defunding the Destruction

By Mark Heley and Iván Sawyer García
Finally, the rains have come to the Amazon. After a dry season, where more than 64,000 fires burned throughout the region–many of them deliberately started to clear land for beef and soy production–it’s a blessed relief for the people, wildlife...

‘Symbolic rent’: Seattle residents pay reparations to Native American tribe

By Gregory Scruggs
Every month, business coach Maggie Karshner makes three rent payments: one for her apartment, another for her office and the third to the Duwamish tribe. The Duwamish are an indigenous group of about 700 people whose ancestral lands include what...

Victory! Ecuador’s President Repeals Austerity Decree and Ends Violence

By Amazon Watch
In an unprecedented public dialogue between the Ecuadorian government and the indigenous movement, President Lenin Moreno announced the repeal of Decree 883 Sunday night, ending an eleven-day strike that paralyzed the country and was met with brutal police repression against...

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