During his recent trip to Aotearoa (New Zealand), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh-Kwakwa̱ka̱’wakw (Squamish) community organizer Khelsilem Rivers sat down for a candid 30-minute discussion with Haukainga, a bilingual (Maori and English) TV Show produced by Te Hiku Media. During his interview, Khelsilem explores a number of important issues, including the history of his Nation, the Idle No More […]
World Intellectual Property Organization member states in July concluded the biennium work of the committee tasked with finding agreement on international legal tools to prevent misappropriation and misuse of genetic resources, traditional knowledge and folklore. Indigenous peoples and local communities are holders of a substantial part of this knowledge and are demanding that it be […]
Tensions are mounting in the indigenous Naso territory in Bocas del Toro province, western Panama, where protestors have blocked access to the Bonyic Hydroelectric project, a 30MW dam currently under construction on the banks of the Bonyic river. For more information, please see: https://intercontinentalcry.org/isolated-and-ignored-naso-fear-police-repression/
This interview with Secwepemc Elder Irene Billy was conducted in May 2012. Irene Billy, most well-known for her defense of Indigenous land rights when she was arrested in 2001 for protesting Sun Peaks Resort, speaks here about mining on Secwepemc lands. Interview and video by Harjap Grewal and Harsha Walia.
Lee Swepston, Former Senior Human Rights Adviser at the International Labour Organization (ILO), discusses the history of the ILO’s Conventions on Indigenous Peoples. The International Labour Organization (ILO) is a specialized United Nations agency that aims to improve the living and working conditions of people around the world. It was founded under the League of […]
Joyce Silverthorne, a citizen of the Salish Nation, discusses the fundamental conflict of living in two worlds and the struggle to revitalize traditional culture and language. Joyce Silverthorne is the former Director of the Tribal Education Department for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and is now a policy advisor at the Montana Office of […]
In this 30-minute interview, Grahame Russell of Rights Action discusses the health, environmental and other heinous human rights violations caused by Canadian mining companies in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador — and the impunity with which they operate. This interview was produced by Lazarus Productions for ICTV (Independent Community TV Victoria), a non-profit society dedicated […]
In this video, Dr. Luis Castillo, one of Honduras’ top doctors and a member of the National Front of Popular Resistance, talks about the people of Honduras, the National Front of Popular Resistance and the brutal repression they have faced since the US-backed military coup was carried out on June 28th, 2009. On that day, […]
A Chinese dam project threatens Central America’s largest tropical rainforest and local Indigenous peoples: the Tawahka, Miskito, Pech and Garifuna. The Patuca River, located in northeastern Honduras, is the second largest river in Central America. it flows for approximately 10 miles before crossing the Mosquito Coast and pouring into the Caribbean Sea. Thousands of Indigenous […]
Songs of the Colorado tells the story of the traditional songs of the Yuman-speaking people and how those songs connect them, through story, language and history. At least 10 Indigenous Peoples along the Colorado River speak the Yuman language, including the Cucapa, Havasupai, Quechan and Yapavai. It is believed to be one of the oldest […]
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