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BREAKING: Second Blockade Halts Slaughter of Yellowstone Buffalo

March 16th 2018 For Immediate Release Media Contact: Talon Brings Buffalo 406-404-9131 Stephens Creek Trap, Yellowstone National Park March 16th 2018 Hours before dawn on Friday March 16th, two members of the Wild Buffalo Defense collective arrived at the gate of Yellowstone National Park’s Stephens Creek Buffalo capture facility. They blocked the gate with three … Continue reading BREAKING: Second Blockade Halts Slaughter of Yellowstone Buffalo

Ecuador’s Indigenous Women’s Restless Defense of the Amazon “Living Forest”

Featured image: Indigenous women gathered at the Independence Plaza to hand down their demands to the president. Credit: Yasunidos      by Pablo Orellana Matute / Intercontinental Cry PUYO, ECUADOR – As in many spots around the globe, Women’s Day in Ecuador was marked by manifestations vindicating their role within society. For Indigenous women in the country, … Continue reading Ecuador’s Indigenous Women’s Restless Defense of the Amazon “Living Forest”

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

Protests Over LNG Terminal in Tacoma Escalate

PRESS RELEASE: In the pre-dawn hours of the fourth day of an indigenous-led occupation of the State Capitol grounds in Olympia, WA, one Native American woman was taken out of a “tarpee” (a contemporary teepee) and arrested by state patrol troopers, while 3 other occupants were allowed to leave. Indigenous leaders erected four of the … Continue reading Protests Over LNG Terminal in Tacoma Escalate

An Inside Look at Colombia’s Indigenous Guards

All images by Robin Llewellyn      by Robin Llewellyn / Intercontinental Cry Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos may have received the Nobel Peace Prize, but peace has not come to Colombia. Social leaders and members of indigenous communities have been targeted in a wave of assassinations that has swept through the countryside during this … Continue reading An Inside Look at Colombia’s Indigenous Guards

Ponca Nation of Oklahoma to Recognize the Rights of Nature to Stop Fracking

Featured image: Casey Camp-Horinek with her granddaughter      by Movement Rights / via Intercontinental Cry San Francisco, CA – After suffering for years with poisoned water and serious health issues due to fracking and injection wells on and near their reservation the governing body of the Ponca Nation of Oklahoma voted to pass a statute recognizing the rights … Continue reading Ponca Nation of Oklahoma to Recognize the Rights of Nature to Stop Fracking

End in Sight for India’s Notorious Human Safaris

Featured image: Human safaris have risked exposing the Jarawa to diseases to which they have no immunity. © Survival      by Survival International Notorious “human safaris” in India’s Andaman Islands may soon stop, after the authorities announced that a new sea route around the islands will soon open. The new route will keep tourists … Continue reading End in Sight for India’s Notorious Human Safaris

The Past, Present, and Future of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

     by Rawiri Taonui / Cultural Survival This month marks the 10th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP 2007). Indigenous Peoples have come a long way. Our individual struggles coalesced during the 1970s in the Indigenous-initiated World Council of Indigenous Peoples. A decade of consultation and … Continue reading The Past, Present, and Future of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous Peoples Are Fighting to Save the Earth for All of Us

Featured image: James Anaya (former UN Special Rapporteur) visits Mapuche land in Argentina. Credit: Alejandro Parellada IWGIA      by Pamela Leiva Jacquelín, International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) / Intercontinental Cry Imagine that your survival depended on defending your right to live where you are standing right now. Any day, the government could decide to start … Continue reading Indigenous Peoples Are Fighting to Save the Earth for All of Us

Mi’kmag Traditional Chiefs Oppose Junex Projects in Gaspesie, Quebec

      by Traditional Mi’kmag 1st & 7th District Chiefs / Intercontinental Cry Today, we traditional council chiefs from the 1st and the 7th Districts of Mi’kma’ki have gathered at the Junexit Banquet organized by the Camp by the River. We are here not only to support the occupation that has been set up on August … Continue reading Mi’kmag Traditional Chiefs Oppose Junex Projects in Gaspesie, Quebec