A Canadian court paves the way to reclassify 16 lakes as mine waste dumps; The US Supreme court issues at least three rulings against indigenous rights; Police in Australia bar Indigenous People from visiting scared site; the O’odham of Gila River become the first Indigenous Community in the US to ratify the UN Declaration on […]
It was pretty much ‘business as usual’ for the month of February. Corporations continued acting as innocent third parties while Governments continued to demand indigenous People allow the theft of their lands and destruction of their cultures without question. “It’s in your best interests,” we’re told. “It’s for the greater good.” Amidst this however, there […]
Things are getting worse for the world’s indigenous people. It’s no longer a matter of a few companies doing whatever they want to gut a region at the direct expense of a culture, or about some government that’s more than willing to crush down a people so the company can do it without interruption. The […]
Today, Survival International released an alert explaining that Kenya’s honey-hunting Ogiek are being targeted in the escalating post-election violence in Kenya. “An Ogiek leader said today, ‘We the Ogiek people have suffered police shooting, intimidations and threats…. Currently five of our youth have been shot and injured as hundreds of families fled their homes…. We […]
The First Land Policy – But Perhaps Not the Best Land Policy Joyce Mulama, www.ipsnews.net November 24, 2006 NAIROBI — Historical injustices that have resulted in landlessness amongst Kenyans have been the focus of recent public discussions on a land policy — the first to be drawn up in the East African country. Previously, Kenya […]
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