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India drops plan to let forest officials use force after protests

By Rina Chandran
BANGKOK – India has dropped plans to give forest officials the right to use force against indigenous people and open up more land for commercial plantations after nationwide protests. Proposed amendments to a century-old Indian Forest Act aimed to give...

Old religious tensions resurge in Bolivia after ouster of longtime indigenous president

By Matthew Peter Casey
Days after the powerful Bolivian leader Evo Morales was forced to resign as president after allegations of election fraud, Bolivia’s new interim president made her first public appearance. Climbing to the balcony of the Presidential Palace in La Paz, Jeanine...

Indigenous Rights Report #21

By Teodora Corina Hasegan
This is the Indigenous Rights Report for the week of November 9. In this week’s report: Indian government scraps “dangerous” forest law after outcry Crow Creek Sioux become second tribe to pass hate crime law protecting LGBTQ people New leader...

Uranium mine water permits spur call for help

By Talli Nauman
RAPID CITY – The Western Mining Action Network is circulating a call that asks for help from tribal members and clean energy advocates to delay EPA water permit hearings over the proposed Dewey-Burdock Project, which aims to leach radioactive uranium...

Restoring the balance between wildlife and food security

By David Mansell-Moullin
Latin America – “There used to be a lot of wildlife here in my father’s and grandfather’s time: deer, tapir, capybara and peccaries,” explains Asaph, a traditional hunter from the Wapishana Indigenous tribe in the Rupununi region of Guyana. “There...

Understanding Native American religion is important for resolving the Dakota Access Pipeline crisis

By Rosalyn R. LaPier
In recent weeks, protests against the building of the Dakota Access Pipeline across North Dakota have escalated. Native American elders, families and children have set up tipis and tents on a campsite near the pipeline’s path in the hope of...

Indigenous Rights Report #20

By John Ahni Schertow
This is the Indigenous Rights Report for the week of November 2, 2019. In this week’s report: Indigenous Opposition Forces Andes Petroleum Out of Controversial Oil Block Philippine tribe renews fight against a hydro dam Indigenous communities receive unequal disaster...

Trump tries to rebrand Native American Heritage Month

By Crystal Echo Hawk and Nick Tilsen
For nearly three decades, the month of November has been recognized as Native American Heritage Month. Bipartisan support through Presidential Proclamations and law formally recognized and honored the contributions of Native and Indigenous peoples throughout the month. This year, however,...

Dow Chemical agrees to $77 million environmental restoration settlement

By John Ahni Schertow
The Dow chemical company has agreed to establish a $77 million restoration fund to compensate the public for injuries caused by the release of  hazardous substances from Dow’s Midland, Michigan facility. According to a complaint that was filed on behalf...

“We are surrounded”

By Maria Fernanda Lizcano
GUAVIARE, Colombia — In the north of the department of Guaviare, the Jiw say they feel trapped in their own lands. The 2,500 hectares (6,200 acres) of the Barrancón resguardo, or reserve, are shrinking. Settlers have taken over the land,...

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