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Brazil’s Indigenous Peoples Lead Global “Red January” Protests

     by Survival International Protests against the anti-indigenous policies of Brazil’s President Bolsonaro are occurring in Brazil and around the world to mark his first month in power. Demonstrators held placards declaring “Stop Brazil’s genocide now!” and “Bolsonaro: protect indigenous land.” The protests have been led by APIB, the Association of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil, as … Continue reading Brazil’s Indigenous Peoples Lead Global “Red January” Protests

Survival International calls for end to Botswana’s Bushman “apartheid”

Featured image: Botswana government resettlement camps are poorly supplied, and diseases like HIV/AIDS are rife. © Fiona Watson/Survival International By Survival International Survival International has launched a campaign calling for an end to a draconian system in Botswana which has broken Bushmen families apart and denied them access to their land. Critics such as veteran anti-apartheid activist … Continue reading Survival International calls for end to Botswana’s Bushman “apartheid”

Wildlife Conservation Efforts Are Violating Tribal Peoples’ Rights

By Stephen Corry / Survival International Twenty years ago, fundraising publicity for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) posed a very odd question: whether to send in the army or an anthropologist to stop indigenous people destroying the Amazon rainforest. Equally bizarre, it claimed that the media was “inundated with appeals to save native peoples” and … Continue reading Wildlife Conservation Efforts Are Violating Tribal Peoples’ Rights

Proud Not Primitive

A new short film showing the richness of tribal peoples’ lives has been released as part of the Proud Not Primitive campaign in India. The 30-second short aims to challenge prevailing preconceptions that tribal peoples are poor, ‘backwards’ or ‘primitive’, which are deeply engrained amongst representatives of the government, industry and the media. The film’s … Continue reading Proud Not Primitive