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Understanding Native American religion is important for resolving the Dakota Access Pipeline crisis

By Rosalyn R. LaPier
In recent weeks, protests against the building of the Dakota Access Pipeline across North Dakota have escalated. Native American elders, families and children have set up tipis and tents on a campsite near the pipeline’s path in the hope of...

Indigenous Rights Report #20

By John Ahni Schertow
This is the Indigenous Rights Report for the week of November 2, 2019. In this week’s report: Indigenous Opposition Forces Andes Petroleum Out of Controversial Oil Block Philippine tribe renews fight against a hydro dam Indigenous communities receive unequal disaster...

Trump tries to rebrand Native American Heritage Month

By Crystal Echo Hawk and Nick Tilsen
For nearly three decades, the month of November has been recognized as Native American Heritage Month. Bipartisan support through Presidential Proclamations and law formally recognized and honored the contributions of Native and Indigenous peoples throughout the month. This year, however,...

Dow Chemical agrees to $77 million environmental restoration settlement

By John Ahni Schertow
The Dow chemical company has agreed to establish a $77 million restoration fund to compensate the public for injuries caused by the release of  hazardous substances from Dow’s Midland, Michigan facility. According to a complaint that was filed on behalf...

“We are surrounded”

By Maria Fernanda Lizcano
GUAVIARE, Colombia — In the north of the department of Guaviare, the Jiw say they feel trapped in their own lands. The 2,500 hectares (6,200 acres) of the Barrancón resguardo, or reserve, are shrinking. Settlers have taken over the land,...

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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 save the planet. So,...

Executives, Loggers Charged in Murders of Indigenous Land Defenders in Peru

By Julia Conley
Environmental defenders applauded Friday as prosecutors in Peru charged five men in the powerful logging industry with the murders of four Indigenous land protectors. After a years-long investigation, “Peruvian justice did a 180,” said the Rainforest Foundation. After a years-long investigation, two executives...

Indigenous Rights Report #19

By John Ahni Schertow
This is the Indigenous Rights Report for the week of October 26, 2019. In this week’s report: Uluru climb closure ends decades of disrespect ‘Unprecedented’ murder charges for loggers in deaths of indigenous activists in Peru Venezuela to host Indigenous...

Indigenous Forest Guardian Murdered by Illegal Loggers in Brazilian Amazon

By Amazon Watch
Maranhão state, Brazil – Members of the Guajajara people’s Forest Guardians, a volunteer land and environmental monitoring force, were ambushed by a group of illegal loggers in the Araribóia indigenous territory, leaving one Guardian dead and another gravely wounded. Forest...

House OKs permanent ban on mining 1 million acres around Grand Canyon

By Kailey Broussard
WASHINGTON – The House voted 236-185 Wednesday to permanently ban uranium mining on just over 1 million acres around the Grand Canyon, on a largely party line vote in which each side accused the other of fear-mongering. Republicans said the...

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