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This item comes from Weekly News Update on the Americas, No. 856, 8/27/06. www.americas.org During the week of Aug. 14, some 500 indigenous Guarani people began an occupation at the Parapeti station of the Yacuiba-Rio Grande gas pipeline (GASYRG) near Charagua, in the eastern Bolivian department of Santa Cruz, to demand that the Transierra company […]
Following meetings with local spiritual and institutional indigenous authorities, the observers of the Mission in Support of the Kankuamo Indigenous People express a strong condemnation for the evident violations of human rights persistently made against the Kankuamo indigenous people in Colombia. After gathering direct testimonies from the families of men and women who have been […]
(Contributed by Derek Lane) NIT SPECIAL FEATURE, Issue 88: If you believe the Howard government’s figures – and we’ll explain a little later why you shouldn’t – then the Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination will spend almost its entire $97 million annual budget administering Shared Responsibility Agreements that have been signed with Aboriginal communities. And […]
by: Brenda Norrell / Indian Country Today HAVANA – The general manager of Navajo Agricultural Products Industries, a member of the first trade delegation to Cuba since Fidel Castro temporarily stepped down, has signed a letter of intent to sell food products to Cuba. ”We are honored that our products will help feed the Cuban […]
Words of the Sixth Comission of the EZLN for the Second Indigenous Gathering of the Yucatan Peninsula By Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos, The Other Mexico SECOND PENINSULAR INDIGENOUS REUNION Candelaria, Campeche, Mexico August 2006 Compañeras and compañeros: We thank the Peninsular Indigenous Coordination and the National Indigenous Congress, who have given us a space for this […]
(contributed by Derek Lane) I found another article at ENIAR – http://www.eniar.org/news/hreoc11.html which is admittedly old (before the legislation was passed) but by a bloke who seems to know the reality and puts it quite well… 11 August 2006 – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Tom Calma has grave concerns about the […]
Posted: August 28, 2006 by: David Melmer / Indian Country Today STURGIS, S.D. – Alex White Plume, president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and a traditional Lakota, has a history of doing things differently, or rather, doing things the traditional way. White Plume focuses on his tiospaye, extended family, and works to create a solid […]
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