In this month’s Underreported Struggles: Botswana’s High Court rules against the Kalahari Bushmen; Indigenous Peoples take over Task Force meeting in California; 20,000 Papuans demand their lawful right to self-determination; Barriere Lake Algonquins set up peaceful blockade on their territory The Arara and 10 other Indigenous Peoples detained nearly 100 people in Mato Grosso, Brazil, […]
A celebration by the Maya of Southern Belize on June 28, 2010 in honor of the landmark judicial decision granting them full rights over their ancestral lands. The celebration includes the Cortez Dance at Indian Creek Village. In a Landmark decision handed down by the Supreme Court of Belize on June 28, 2010, Chief Justice […]
October has in many respects been a month of empowerment for indigenous people and all who struggle for a better life; that is, despite the several tragic and heart-wrenching offenses committed against us by an increasingly fractured and hypocritical colonial world. For starters, at least a dozen significant, international and regional gatherings took place this […]
A decade-long struggle for the Maya villages of Conejo and Santa Cruz came to an unexpected, hopeful end last week. Chief Justice, Dr. Abdulai Conteh granted the order sought by the villages to have their customary land tenure practices acknowledged and secured under the Constitution. Historically, the Government of Belize has systematically denied the Maya […]
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