People & Groups Archives: Indigenous peoples

Sessions’ Ruling Might Disproportionately Affect Indigenous Women

Featured image: Long Border Fence by Hillebrand Steve, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service      by Josamine Bronnvik / Cultural Survival On June 11, 2018 Attorney General Jeff Sessions ruled that domestic violence is not a valid reason to seek asylum in the United States. His decision overturned a previous ruling made in 2016 by the Justice Department’s Board … Continue reading Sessions’ Ruling Might Disproportionately Affect Indigenous Women

Menominee Tribe Challenges Michigan DEQ for Greenlighting Back Forty Mine

     by Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin / Intercontinental Cry LANSING, Mich. – The Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin has filed a petition for a contested case hearing on the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s (MDEQ) issuance of a Wetland Permit for the Back Forty Mine. The Wetland Permit, issued in June, is the final … Continue reading Menominee Tribe Challenges Michigan DEQ for Greenlighting Back Forty Mine

Can the Law Prevail Over Chinese Investments in Ecuador?

Featured image: Molleturo communities visit the site of the Rio Blanco mine to make sure the activities are suspended as required by a court order.      by Manuela Picq / Intercontinental Cry Last June, an Ecuadorean court ordered the suspension of all mining activities by a Chinese corporation in the highlands of Rio Blanco, in … Continue reading Can the Law Prevail Over Chinese Investments in Ecuador?

Indigenous Peoples are Crucial for Conservation – A Quarter of all Land is in Their Hands

Featured image: Maasai women on a conservation project in Kenya. Joan de la Malla, Author provided      by Stephen Garnett, Charles Darwin University; Álvaro Fernández-Llamazares, University of Helsinki; Catherine Robinson, CSIRO; Erle C. Ellis, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Hayley Geyle, Charles Darwin University; Ian Leiper, Charles Darwin University; James Watson, The University of Queensland; … Continue reading Indigenous Peoples are Crucial for Conservation – A Quarter of all Land is in Their Hands

Arrest of Tiny House Warrior is Declaration of War

Free Secwepemc Political Prisoner Kanahus Manuel      by Secwepemc Women’s Warrior Society  Saturday July 14, 2018 – The Secwepemc Women’s Warrior Society is outraged at the arrest of Kanahus Manuel. This morning Kanahus Manuel was arrested by the RCMP, an occupying force that has been criminalizing Indigenous peoples on our own lands and forcing us … Continue reading Arrest of Tiny House Warrior is Declaration of War

The Letter to the Editor the Ely Times wouldn’t publish

“For thousands of years, pinion trees have provided a sustainable source of food for our ancestors, the Great Basin Shoshone. In fact, without pine nuts, our ancestors would not have survived our harsh Winters. These trees were so important they are considered “sacred.” But apparently now; they are in the way of unsustainable exploitation in … Continue reading The Letter to the Editor the Ely Times wouldn’t publish

Mexico’s Standing Rock? Sempra, TransCanada Face Indigenous Pipeline Resistance South of Border

Featured image: Yaqui community gathering Credit: Andrea Arzaba, CC BY–SA 4.0      by Steve Horn / DeSmog Since Mexico privatized its oil and gas resources in 2013, border-crossing pipelines including those owned by Sempra Energy and TransCanada have come under intense scrutiny and legal challenges, particularly from Indigenous peoples. Opening up the spigot for U.S. companies to sell oil and gas into Mexico was a top priority … Continue reading Mexico’s Standing Rock? Sempra, TransCanada Face Indigenous Pipeline Resistance South of Border

Philippines: Stop the Lumad Killings

     by Pam Tau Lee / Intercontinental Cry The Lumad are Indigenous Peoples in the southern Mindanao region of the Philippines. The term Lumad is short for Katawhang Lumad (Literally: “indigenous people”), a description officially adopted by delegates of the Lumad Mindanao Peoples Federation founding assembly on June 26, 1986. This grew out of a political … Continue reading Philippines: Stop the Lumad Killings

Indigenous Social Movements: Journalism Versus Activism in Times of Resistance

Featured image: Protesters at the Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Camp. Image: Michael Nigro/SIPA USA/PA Images. Labeling Native American journalists as “activists” simply because of their heritage helps to further diminish the Indigenous narrative.      by Jenni Monet / openDemocracy I get approached frequently to discuss my time spent reporting from Standing Rock, the Indigenous-led movement that sought … Continue reading Indigenous Social Movements: Journalism Versus Activism in Times of Resistance

Why Does Canada Spy on its Own Indigenous Communities?

Featured image:  Woodland Cree Tribe Walk protest, January 2017. By Joel Angel Juarez/Zuma Press/PA Images. Indigenous nations have emerged as vocal defenders of land and water, but state surveillance of these groups is disproportionate, and speaks of the broad criminalisation of Indigenous peoples.     by Lex Gill and Cara Zwibel / openDemocracy Researchers and journalists … Continue reading Why Does Canada Spy on its Own Indigenous Communities?