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Courtney is a human rights activist and mother currently pursuing a doctorate in Public Health. She believes in the magic of bridging people, cultures, and ideas. Courtney has consulted with and advocated for indigenous groups in different capacities on three continents thus far. She holds a master’s degree in nonprofit organizing and has completed significant graduate coursework on indigenous rights law and policy, and even more on the role of NGO’s in this context. She writes for Intercontinental Cry.

Another Indigenous Community Leader Killed by Colonos in Nicaragua

Featured image:  Cejudhcan Derechos Humanos      by Courtney Parker / Intercontinental Cry ¡Ya Basta! A phrase known for its political and revolutionary connotations throughout much of the Spanish-speaking world, translates roughly into English as, ‘Enough is Enough!’ It is a statement of finality; a concrete call to action; a heightened call for awareness; and … Continue reading Another Indigenous Community Leader Killed by Colonos in Nicaragua

Indigenous Community Judge Shot Dead As Colonial Violence Terrorizes Nicaragua

Featured image: Three young brothers and their mother, from a family with 6 children overall – Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) who fled to Bilwi, Nicaragua in August of 2015 from the frontier community of Santa Clara. Their family is struggling to get by in Bilwi; they are not used to needing money to survive. They don’t … Continue reading Indigenous Community Judge Shot Dead As Colonial Violence Terrorizes Nicaragua

Nicaragua: The Most Deadly Country for Land Rights Activists

Featured image: A Miskito elder stands watch in what has become a daily vigil – awaiting the promised return of armed Colonos who recently attacked her village with sophisticated weaponry, covering her home in bullet holes and terrorizing the Miskito community. Courtney Parker, 2016      by Courtney Parker / Intercontinental Cry Recently published statistics from watchdog … Continue reading Nicaragua: The Most Deadly Country for Land Rights Activists

Inspired by Berta Cáceres, Francisca Ramírez Leads Unified Indigenous and Campesino Anti-Canal Movement in Nicaragua

Featured image: Francisca Ramírez. Photo: Jorge Torres / La Prensa      by Courtney Parker / Intercontinental Cry For those who have not yet heard of Nicaraguan activist, Francisca Ramírez, that is about to change. The apolitical, movement-focused leader of the growing anti-canal mobilization in Nicaragua is not backing down from state intimidation tactics, and is … Continue reading Inspired by Berta Cáceres, Francisca Ramírez Leads Unified Indigenous and Campesino Anti-Canal Movement in Nicaragua

Tuahka Indigenous Leader Shot and Killed in Nicaragua

The climate of violence endemic to the ongoing resource wars, illegal occupation, violent siege, and politically motivated land grabs of Nicaragua’s North Caribbean Autonomous Region, is continuing to escalate.

On Wednesday evening, January 25, the death of a well-known Tuahka Indigenous leader was confirmed – Camilo Frank López was shot in the forehead and killed while leaving a local bar with his cousin. López was the current Tuahka Indigenous Territorial Government Prosecutor. ... Continue reading →

Massacre in Nicaragua

Mayanga family slaughtered by illegal colonizers while planting food on traditional land  Warning: this article includes graphic images that some readers may find disturbing.      by Courtney Parker / Intercontinental Cry In a shocking escalation of the ongoing violent conflict devastating the Indigenous binational autonomous nation of Moskitia, a Mayanga family of three was … Continue reading Massacre in Nicaragua

Guatemala Court Upholds Unprecedented Ecocide Charge

By Courtney Parker / Intercontinental Cry In a second major win for Indigenous-led environmental movements—and other mobilizations in defense of nature—an appellate court in Guatemala has upheld the unprecedented charge of ecocide against Spanish African palm oil corporation, Empresa Reforestadora de Palma de Petén SA—otherwise known as REPSA—denying a recent appeal that sought to overturn it. … Continue reading Guatemala Court Upholds Unprecedented Ecocide Charge