KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysian and international human rights organizations have united to publicly condemn the actions taken by authorities and logging company representatives to intimidate Indigenous Peoples in Sarawak at the proposed site of the Baram Dam. On 21 October, coercive action was taken by police from the General Operation Force (GOF), Forest Department officers […]
Last week, on Sept. 29, Dennis Socrates, the Vice-Governor of Palawan (Philippines) met a delegation of farmers and indigenous peoples belonging to the recently established Coalition against Land Grabbing (CALG). During the meeting, CALG’s members, accompanied by Bishop Pedro Arrigo from the Apostolic Vicariate of Palawan, delivered a petition–signed by almost 4,300 individuals belonging to […]
Sunset Over Selungo is the inspiring story of people from the Penan tribe fighting to defend their rainforest home from being cut down. They need your support to create the Penan Peace Park – a grassroots initiative that would recognize their land rights and protect the jungle for generations to come.
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Dhaka: August 15, 2014 – The International Chittagong Hill Tracts Commission (CHTC) is alarmed to learn about the alleged torture and death of 52-year-old Duran Babu Chakma (also known as Timir Boron Chakma) while in custody of the armed forces in Matiranga Upazila of Khagrachari District in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) on August 10, […]
An illegal road on India’s Andaman Islands has already opened up a 55,000 year old tribe to disease, sexual abuse and the theft of their resources. But instead of closing the road, local politicians are upgrading it with two new bridges. Plans for a major building project on an illegal road notorious for its ‘human […]
MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Indigenous Peoples’ groups yesterday gathered in protest against “four years of deception, dispossession and destruction” under President Aquino. “We are protesting today because of the plunder, betrayal, destruction and repression by the Aquino regime against the Indigenous Peoples,” said Piya Macliing Malayao, during the program held at the foot of Mendiola bridge. […]
New York – Earlier last week, Mongolian herders from Hejing County of Bayangol Prefecture in China’s so-called “Xinjiang Autonomous Region” took to the streets in the county capital, protesting the Chinese authorities’ appropriation of their grazing lands for the purpose of expanding tourism and mining. The local authorities immediately dispatched police to disperse the crowd. […]
Defenders of the Spirit Forest is a film set in the rainforests of Cambodia. The Cardamom mountains are a remaining jewel of biodiversity in a country where forests are dwindling fast. Still home to rare species like the Siamese crocodile and Asian elephant, the forest is under great pressure from various industries. This film explores […]
Speaking to reporters May 14 from an undisclosed location somewhere in the mountains of Talaingod, Davao del Norte province, on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao, a group of traditional indigenous elders, or datu, said: “We want peace here in Talaingod. But if they take away our land, we will fight. We will fight with our native […]
A short documentary about National Taiwan University’s Indigenous Student Society and their journey to help an Indigenous farmer and his community reclaim their land; a situation that was far less black and white than they expected. A film by Annie Chu.
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