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Will Thacker Pass, At Last, Be Still? [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

On a late April morning in Thacker Pass, where some Paiute ancestors have been buried and some massacred, where some people want to dig out the dead to dig out lithium, I woke to a strange, wet snow that fell overnight a day before temperatures in the 70s were forecast. It seemed a bad omen. … Continue reading Will Thacker Pass, At Last, Be Still? [Dispatches from Thacker Pass]

Cambodia puts its arduous titling process for Indigenous land up for review

Ethnic Kui Indigenous people have for generations mined the mountains and streams of Cambodia’s Romtom commune for their livelihoods. But those traditions shifted as Delcom, a Malaysian-owned gold-mining company, began digging up the land in the early 2010s and confronting artisanal miners with armed guards. Miners at that time said their peers had gone abroad … Continue reading Cambodia puts its arduous titling process for Indigenous land up for review

INTERVIEW: The Irish Women’s Lobby is standing up for women’s rights and free speech

In this article which originally appeared on FeministCurrent, Megan Murphy is talking with two members of the Irish Women’s Lobby about their fight against the Gender Recognition Act and its consequences for Irish women. By Megan Murphy The Irish Women’s Lobby (IWD) launched on March 8, 2021. I interviewed three members of the group recently about their goals … Continue reading INTERVIEW: The Irish Women’s Lobby is standing up for women’s rights and free speech

‘We are made invisible’: Brazil’s Indigenous on prejudice in the city

This article was originally published on Mongabay. Mongabay starts publishing a series of data-driven multimedia stories on Brazil’s Indigenous people living in urban areas, including the metropolitan centers of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Brasília, showing that Indigenous people are much closer to most Brazilians than they realize. Mongabay Series: Amazon Conservation, Amazon Illegal Deforestation, Indigenous Peoples … Continue reading ‘We are made invisible’: Brazil’s Indigenous on prejudice in the city

When Women Become Allies to Save Watersheds and Wildlife

This article was produced by Local Peace Economy, a project of the Independent Media Institute. By Barbara Williams The word “Minnesota” derives from one of two Dakota words, either Mni Sóta meaning clear blue water or Mnissota meaning cloudy water. Just one letter can change the entire meaning. Just one oil spill could ruin the entire ecosystem. … Continue reading When Women Become Allies to Save Watersheds and Wildlife

The Big Green Lie

We in DGR stand in solidarity with Survival International and support them because we believe that their analysis is correct and the organization is doing incredibly important work in standing up for indigenous peoples worldwide. While we encourage everyone to support Survival International and their very well-made campaigns, as an organization DGR pushes for more … Continue reading The Big Green Lie

Recognizing the true guardians of the forest: Q&A with David Kaimowitz

Indigenous peoples worldwide are the victims of the largest genocide in human history, which is ongoing. Wherever indigenous cultures have not been completely destroyed or assimilated, they stand as relentless defenders of the landbases and natural communities which are there ancestral homes. They also provide living proof that humans as a species are not inherently … Continue reading Recognizing the true guardians of the forest: Q&A with David Kaimowitz

“We will not let anyone exile us from our own land!” – Protests of The Guardians of the Rioni Valley against construction of a hydro power plant are escalating

Georgia – Locals are protesting a large hydro power plant in the valley of the Rioni river in western Georgia. DGR stands in fierce solidarity with grassroots movements fighting the construction of dams and power plants against corrupt governments and multinational cooperations. By Boris Wu The government of Georgia has rented out an area of 281 … Continue reading “We will not let anyone exile us from our own land!” – Protests of The Guardians of the Rioni Valley against construction of a hydro power plant are escalating

Brazilian Supreme Court takes crucial step towards recognizing indigenous rights

Indigenous peoples worldwide are the victims of the largest genocide in human history, which is ongoing. Wherever indigenous cultures have not been completely destroyed or assimilated, they stand as relentless defenders of the landbases and natural communities which are there ancestral homes. They also provide living proof that humans as a species are not inherently … Continue reading Brazilian Supreme Court takes crucial step towards recognizing indigenous rights

Biden Administration/Army Corps Allows Illegal Dakota Access Pipeline to Continue to Flow Despite Impacted Indigenous Opposition

For Immediate Release: Press Contact: Jennifer K. Falcon, jennifer@ienearth.org, 218-760-9958 ___________________________________________________________________________ Washington D.C. (April 9th, 2021)- The Army Corp announced today that they will not be shutting down the Dakota Access pipeline despite it lacking the proper operating and environmental permits. This move continues to ignore the treaties and voices of the Standing Rock Tribal Nation who … Continue reading Biden Administration/Army Corps Allows Illegal Dakota Access Pipeline to Continue to Flow Despite Impacted Indigenous Opposition