Este artículo está disponible en español aquí On July 27th, the Maya Mam community of Nuevo Amanecer celebrated the 20th anniversary of the founding of their town and twenty years of successful democratic self-governance. Through the celebration, Nuevo Amanecer commemorates its triumphs having survived genocide and attempted erasure, building their sustainable way of life without […]
SHINGAL, Nineveh, Iraq – In an official statement from Prime Minister Waheed Mandoo Hammo, the Provisional Government of Ezidikhan has flatly rejected a political deal cut between Baghdad and Irbil that hands military and political control over Ezidikhan and its people to the Kurdish Regional Government. The official statement from the Office of the Prime […]
In an historic step for the beleaguered Yezidi Peoples in northwestern Iraq, the Supreme Spiritual Council of the Yezidi Nation, led by Baba Sheikh Khurto Hajji Ismail, has proclaimed the establishment of The Provisional Government of the Autonomous Nation of Ezidikhan”. The provisional government arrives just three years after the Yezidi people faced a horrifying […]
For most Peruvians it was a Sunday like any other; but in the Wampis community of Soledad, it was a historic day. On November 29, the Wampis nation declared the formation of the first Autonomous Indigenous Government in Peru. Spanning a 1.3 million hectare territory – a region the size of the State of Connecticut […]
They don’t say “how are you?” Instead, they prefer to ask “what does your heart say?” If you are well, you respond “jun ko’on” (my heart is united). If not, you have to respond that your heart is in pieces (“chkat ko’on“). And you have to be honest. The verb “to struggle” does not exist […]
The 1700 students who travelled from across Mexico and the world to attend the Zapatistas’ first school last week are leaving with an important homework assignment: to transfer what they learned to their respective collectives and movements. Some left with blisters on their hands from working in the fields with a machete for the first […]
The Ogoni are a distinctive people, numbering around 850,000, in the Niger Delta region of the modern-day nation-state of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. They have a distinct culture, language, and history, and have traditional religious and political systems that differ even from their closest neighbors. Prior to British colonialism they had never been subjugated or […]
After two years of resisting illegal logging and organized crime, indigenous people in the town of Chéran Mexico demand justice for their assassinated community members and respect for their autonomous government.
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