People & Groups Archives: Indigenous peoples

Defending Earth Now More Dangerous Than Some War Zones

By Jayalaxshmi Mistry / Republished from The Conversation, CC license. Despite centuries of persecution, indigenous groups still manage or have tenure rights over at least a quarter of the world’s land surface. Often inhabiting these lands as far back as memory extends, they share a deep and unique connection to their environment. Recently released figures … Continue reading Defending Earth Now More Dangerous Than Some War Zones

Indigenous Leader: “We’re fighting NOT to have roads or electricity.”

Editors note: in her book Solar Storms, the Chickasaw writer Linda  Hogan describes the changes that come with electrification of a rural indigenous community: “In a split second, the world changed. Even the migratory animals, who flew or swam by light, grew confused… once seen, it could  easily have become a need or desire. With … Continue reading Indigenous Leader: “We’re fighting NOT to have roads or electricity.”

Indigenous Horticulture: A Response to “Civilization Reduces Quality of Life” by Jason Godesky

Editor’s Note: the following was originally posted as a comment on a recent article we shared entitled “Civilization Reduces Quality of Life.” We thought it was an insightful discussion of indigenous horticulture, and have received permission to republish it here. Image: Wild Rice by Hellebardius, CC BY NC SA 2.0. By George Price Ever since … Continue reading Indigenous Horticulture: A Response to “Civilization Reduces Quality of Life” by Jason Godesky

Mexico: Communique from CIPOG-EZ After Two More Members Are Assassinated

Communiqué from the Popular Indigenous Council of Guerrero-Emiliano Zapata (CIPOG-EZ) on the recent murder of its members, Bartolo Hilario Morales and Isaías Xanteco Ahuejote. May 2019, Lower Mountains of the State of Guerrero. To the Zapatista Army of National Liberation To the National Indigenous Congress To the Indigenous Governing Council To the People of Guerrero … Continue reading Mexico: Communique from CIPOG-EZ After Two More Members Are Assassinated

Indigenous Peoples Call for Help After Devastating Wildfires Sweep Through Their Communities

     by Ana Barón / Intercontinental Cry  Este artículo está disponible en español aquí An unprecedented wave of wildfires has swept through indigenous communities in Colombia’s Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Three deaths have been reported, and up to 700 people have been listed in critical condition. In the aftermath of the fires, the … Continue reading Indigenous Peoples Call for Help After Devastating Wildfires Sweep Through Their Communities

Colonial frontlines in the city: urban Indigenous organizing

In so-called Canada, urban Indigenous organizers are re-energizing a decades-old struggle by redefining Indigenous sovereignty in the city streets. By Natalie Knight originally published on roarmag.org featured image by Sharon Kravitz “I brought you all some water,” I said to the ragtag crew of six holding our “All Nations Unite With Wet’suwet’en” banner across the … Continue reading Colonial frontlines in the city: urban Indigenous organizing

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

First-Ever Indigenous Peoples March Will Fight Against Injustices Faced Across the Globe

Featured image: On Jan. 18, an estimated 10,000 Indigenous activists and allies will descend on Washington, D.C. for the first-ever march to highlight human and civil rights abuses against Native communities. Photo by Indigenous Peoples Movement/Twitter. Many Indigenous people are victims of voter suppression, families divided by walls and borders, an environmental holocaust, sex and … Continue reading First-Ever Indigenous Peoples March Will Fight Against Injustices Faced Across the Globe

Update on Unist’ot’en Camp (Thursday AM)

Today the Coastal Gaslink company will be negotiating with the Wet’suwet’en traditional leadership. They may potentially allow workers past the barrier at Unist’ot’en Camp to conduct “pre-construction” activities. However, the compliance with the temporary injunction is not a surrender on the part of the Wet’suwet’en. It was a tactical maneuver to gain advantage in the … Continue reading Update on Unist’ot’en Camp (Thursday AM)

Canadian Court Gives Coastal Gaslink Permission to Violate Indigenous Rights

     by Courtney Parker / Intercontinental Cry For over 6 years now, environmental defenders representing the Unist’ot’en, an official faction of the Wet’suwet’en Nation, have been standing guard over their traditional territory from invasion by Transcanada’s Coastal Gaslink pipeline. On December 14, 2018, a British Columbia Supreme Court Justice levied a temporary injunction, ordering an … Continue reading Canadian Court Gives Coastal Gaslink Permission to Violate Indigenous Rights