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In this month’s Underreported Struggles: Barriere Lake Algonquins discover a Canadian mining company working on their land; Indigenous leaders blast the Bangladesh government for not recognizing the Jumma as “Indigenous Peoples”; UK mining giant Vedanta Resources reportedly brands the Dongria Kondh “terrorists”. The Kayan community of Long Teran finally gained recognition for their native customary […]
Barriere Lake Solidarity Collective has issued the following update on the situation of the Mitchikanibikok Inik, also known as the Algonquins of Barriere Lake. In 2010, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) placed the Algonquin community under third party management, with the help of an obscure section of the Indian Act known as Section 74. […]
The Enawene Nawe in Brazil’s Mato Grosso state, recently began the Yãkwa, an important seasonal custom that provides the Arawak-speaking people with all the fish they will need throughout the year. Since 2009, the Enawene Nawe have been unable to complete the Yãkwa, because of an alarming lack of fish in local rivers. Upstream from […]
“Oil in Eden” provides an essential summary of the issues surrounding “the defining Canadian environmental battle of our time:” the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline Project. It’s one of the last bastions of Canadian wilderness: the Great Bear Rainforest, on BC’s north and central Pacific coast. Home to diverse marine mammals, fish, and wildlife – […]
An extremely disturbing allegation has been made against the UK mining giant Vedanta Resources plc. According to the following report, paramilitaries were told at meeting sponsored by Vedanta “to warn Dongria Kondh villagers not to oppose Vedanta else they will be branded Maoists (terrorists) and then killed.” This report was originally published at http://www.minesandcommunities.org//article.php?a=10792 Note: […]
For the past two weeks, Indigenous women from the community of Lake Tyers, in East Gippsland, Victoria, have been holding a blockade against the state government’s self-imposed rule over their community. The blockade officially went up on March 8, International Women’s Day, in an effort to stop the government-appointed administrator (a consultant from the UK […]
The high-profile campaign against the Italian Group Benetton, as examined in the documentary, Colours at the end of the World, may no longer be making international headlines. However, the Mapuche-led struggle to reclaim ancestral lands continues to this day. As the World War 4 Report noted this week, “Indigenous Mapuche-Tehuelche organizations and allied groups marched […]
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