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Residents from 10 Bidayuh villagers this week set fire to five logging camps and thirteen heavy machines in a stark protest against logging activities on their land, in the Malaysian state of Sarawak. As reported by Free Malaysia Today, the Bidayuh villagers took matters into their own hands because of the governments refusal to address […]
Dene Suline community members from the Cold Lake First Nation (CLFN) have occupied an area of their traditional territory which the Alberta government has allocated for an expansion of the English Bay Provincial Recreation Area, without the Nation’s consent. The protesters say they are “protecting burial sites and many other cultural significant areas” at the […]
On May 6, 2011, the grassroots indigenous and environmental group known as The 10th April Movement (El Movimiento 10 de Abril, or “M10”) shut down a section of the Panamerican highway at the bridge over the Rio Tasabará in Western Panama. M10, which represents several communities along the banks of the Rio Tasabará, occupied the […]
In the southern region of Mato Grosso do Sul, on the border of Brazil and Paraguay, the most populous indigenous nation of the country silently struggles for its territory, trying to contain the advance of its powerful enemies. Expelled from their lands because of the continuous process of colonization, more than 40,000 Guarani Kaiowá now […]
On Thursday, April 28, 2011, two Hawaiian activists were arrested for trying to stop contractors from digging into the ground of a sacred burial site in Kaua’i, the oldest of Hawaii’s main Islands. A video record of the arrests has been uploaded to YouTube, courtesy of the Kauai Alliance. As reported by the Garden Island […]
In this Palawan Briefing: Philippines government cancels FTA Agreements with Canadian Company; MacroAsia Corporation voluntarily gives up its mining exploration permit; “No To Mining In Palawan” petition leaps past a million signatures; Health Department portrays Indigenous People almost as dirty animals; Indigenous lands in Brookes’ Point continue to be militarized. This week, the Office of […]
More than 800 indigenous people have gathered in Brazil’s capital city for the 8th annual Free Land Camp (Acampamento Terra Livre, ATL), the largest annual mobilization of Indigenous Peoples in the country. The Free Land Camp, which runs from May 2-5, 2011, has brought together leaders and representatives from at least 70 Indigenous Peoples to […]
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