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Amazon Indians Plead for Help After Massacre

Featured image:  A still from aerial footage from 2011 of an uncontacted Amazon tribe in Brazil near the Peruvian border. © BBC/FUNAI/Survival      by Survival International Brazilian Indians have appealed for global assistance to prevent further killings after the reported massacre of uncontacted tribespeople, and have denounced the government cuts that left their territories unprotected. Paulo Marubo, a Marubo … Continue reading Amazon Indians Plead for Help After Massacre

The Sápara Nation vs. The Slimy Oil Mungia

Featured image: Sápara leader Gloria Ushigua. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown      by Sarah Belle Lin / Intercontinental Cry For the Sápara Peoples of the Ecuadorian Amazon, “Sinchi”, or “sacred” is the term that best describes their ancestral language and forests. Though abundant with meaning, the Sápara never had a word for “sacred”. There was … Continue reading The Sápara Nation vs. The Slimy Oil Mungia

Canada: Drilling Permits Issued on Tsilhqot’in Lands as Wildfires Rage

Featured image: Tsilhqot’in Nation community highway signs unveiled in 2015 as Supreme Court decision was being implemented. “Members of the public traveling into Nemiah Valley or Tatlayoko Valley can expect to see signs in the vicinity advising them when they are approaching declared Tsilhqot’in Title Lands,” shared the Government of the Province of British Colombia, … Continue reading Canada: Drilling Permits Issued on Tsilhqot’in Lands as Wildfires Rage

Trump Administration Pushes Coal Mining in Roadless Forest in Colorado

Forest Service Pushes to Mine Next to West Elk Wilderness, Giving Arch Coal Access to More Than 17 Million Tons of Coal      by Center for Biological Diversity DENVER— Just days after announcing the U.S. will exit the Paris climate agreement, the Trump administration today pushed ahead with plans for another damaging action: a … Continue reading Trump Administration Pushes Coal Mining in Roadless Forest in Colorado

Grand Canyon Indigenous Allies in Fight Against Uranium Mining

Featured image: A humble warning at the Canyon mine. Photo: Garet Bleir       by John Ahni Schertow / Intercontinental Cry A Canadian company, Energy Fuels Inc., is about to begin mining high-grade uranium ore just 5 miles from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. If the project goes ahead, the Colorado River could … Continue reading Grand Canyon Indigenous Allies in Fight Against Uranium Mining

Flash Mob for Barriere Lake: No means never, Copper One

     by Barriere Lake Solidarity When: Thursday, June 1st, 4:15pm Where: 65 Queen Street West, 8th floor, Toronto Join us for a flash rally outside of the Annual General Meeting of Copper One – a mining company that has been relentlessly pursuing a claim on Barriere Lake’s land despite firm and repeated refusals by the … Continue reading Flash Mob for Barriere Lake: No means never, Copper One

Bristol Bay Outrage as Trump EPA Scores Backroom Deal With Pebble Mine

Featured image: Bristol Bay Leadership at a press conference in Dillingham, AK on Pebble & EPA settlement.      by United Tribes of Bristol Bay / Intercontinental Cry DILLINGHAM, AK –Bristol Bay leaders are outraged by the Pebble Limited Partnership and Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) settlement concerning the proposed Clean Water Act protections for the Bristol … Continue reading Bristol Bay Outrage as Trump EPA Scores Backroom Deal With Pebble Mine

Derrick Jensen: Forget Shorter Showers

Would any sane person think dumpster diving would have stopped Hitler, or that composting would have ended slavery or brought about the eight-hour workday, or that chopping wood and carrying water would have gotten people out of Tsarist prisons, or that dancing naked around a fire would have helped put in place the Voting Rights Act of 1957 or the Civil Rights Act of 1964? Then why now, with all the world at stake, do so many people retreat into these entirely personal “solutions”? ... Continue reading →

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

Letter From the Shuar Arutam People to the Country and The World

To my Shuar brothers and sisters, to the indigenous peoples of the Amazon and Andes, to the men and women of Ecuador and the World.

As many of you know,recent days have been very dangerous for our people. These days have not yet ended and are, indeed, probably only the beginning of a great territorial dispute initiated by the National Government against the Shuar Arutam People. ... Continue reading →