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Brazil: Campaigners Welcome Court Rulings in Favor of Indigenous Land Rights

Featured image: Brazilian Indians have been protesting in Brasilia against the government’s anti-indigenous proposals.  © APIB      by Survival International Indigenous activists and human rights campaigners around the world yesterday celebrated Brazil’s Supreme Court ruling unanimously in favor of indigenous land rights. In two land rights cases, all eight of the judges present voted … Continue reading Brazil: Campaigners Welcome Court Rulings in Favor of Indigenous Land Rights

Historic Ruling Set to Decide Future of Brazilian Tribes

Featured image: Brazil has seen frequent indigenous protests this year, against the anti-Indian policies of President Temer.  © Rogerio Assis      by Survival International Brazil’s Supreme Court will next week deliver a historic judgement on tribal territories which could strike the greatest blow to indigenous land rights since the country’s military dictatorship. The judgement will be … Continue reading Historic Ruling Set to Decide Future of Brazilian Tribes

Indigenous South Americans Condemn Failure to Protect Uncontacted Tribes as “Genocide”

Featured image: The Zo’é are a very isolated tribe, who were forcibly contacted in the 1980s. Many of them died of diseases to which they had no resistance. © Fiona Watson/Survival International      by Survival International 29 indigenous organizations from across South America have come together in Brazil to slam governments for failing to … Continue reading Indigenous South Americans Condemn Failure to Protect Uncontacted Tribes as “Genocide”

India: Tribal Leader Dies in Police Custody

Featured image: Bari Pidikaka, Dongria activist, who died in police custody after being detained in 2015. © Survival International    by Survival International A leader of a tribe in India, which made headlines around the world when it won a David and Goliath battle against a British mining corporation, has died in police custody – following a … Continue reading India: Tribal Leader Dies in Police Custody

UN Condemns Brazil’s “Attack” On Indigenous Peoples

Featured image: The UN has condemned Brazil’s onslaught on indigenous rights, which threatens to wipe out uncontacted tribes © G. Miranda/FUNAI/Survival International      by Survival International The United Nations and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights have condemned Brazil’s “attack” on its indigenous peoples. In a new statement, UN and IACHR experts have warned that … Continue reading UN Condemns Brazil’s “Attack” On Indigenous Peoples

Brazilian Politicians Push for Shutdown of Indian Affairs Department

Featured image: Indigenous protests in Brasilia, April 2017. © VOA      by Survival International An inquiry established by Brazilian parliamentarians who represent the powerful agribusiness lobby has just published a report calling for the closure of the Indian Affairs Department, FUNAI. Its findings have been met with outrage and incredulity in Brazil and beyond. Francisco … Continue reading Brazilian Politicians Push for Shutdown of Indian Affairs Department

Indian Authorities Harass Tribal Leaders

Featured image:  The Dongria have resisted attempts to mine in their hills for years, but are facing serious pressure to give in.  © Survival International      by Survival International The Indian government is harassing and attempting to silence the leaders of the Dongria Kondh tribe, famous for winning a “David and Goliath” court battle … Continue reading Indian Authorities Harass Tribal Leaders

Revealed: Genocidal Plot to Open Up Territory of Uncontacted Amazon tribe

Featured image: The last of the Kawahiva are forced to live on the run. Still image from unique footage taken by government agents during a chance encounter. © FUNAI      by Survival International Survival International has learned that politicians from a notoriously violent town in Brazil are lobbying behind the scenes to open up … Continue reading Revealed: Genocidal Plot to Open Up Territory of Uncontacted Amazon tribe

Survival International Calls on UN to Condemn Shoot on Sight Conservation

Survival International has called on the UN expert on extrajudicial executions to condemn shoot on sight conservation policies. In a letter to the Special Rapporteur charged with the issue, Survival stated that “shoot on sight policies directly affect tribal people who live in or adjacent to ‘protected areas’… particularly when park guards so often fail to distinguish subsistence hunters from commercial poachers.” ... Continue reading →