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Indian police trying to prevent Dongria Kondh ceremony on sacred mountain

By Survival International Security forces are cracking down on the Dongria Kondh tribe as they prepare for a religious festival this weekend at the top of India’s most contentious mountain. Hundreds are determined to attend the Niyamraja ritual in the sacred Niyamgiri Hills, which are at the center of a controversial mining project involving UK … Continue reading Indian police trying to prevent Dongria Kondh ceremony on sacred mountain

Alaska Natives and environmentalists working together to fight Shell oil drilling permit

By ICTMN Staff The Alaska Native group REDOIL has joined with eight environmental groups in an effort to stop a drilling ship from drilling in Arctic waters, the Associated Press reports. The drilling ship Noble Discoverer, operating for Shell Oil, was granted an air quality permit by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to drill three … Continue reading Alaska Natives and environmentalists working together to fight Shell oil drilling permit

Strangely like war: Dayak people in Malaysia fighting palm oil companies for survival

The fate of a Dayak community deep in the interior of East Kalimantan demonstrates how Indonesia must safeguard the rights of indigenous people who practise a sustainable lifestyle if it is to meet ambitious targets to reduce emissions from deforestation, alleges an organisation that specialises in investigating environmental crimes. ... Continue reading →

Tanzanian government dispossessing indigenous peoples for sake of foreign corporations

By Shadrack Kavilu, Gáldu Despite years of outcry by international human rights institutions and local activists urging the government of Tanzania to recognize and respect indigenous rights, cases of systematic land alienation and forced evictions continue to be meted on indigenous people. Indigenous peoples’ ancestral land is mostly perceived by government as idle or underutilized and … Continue reading Tanzanian government dispossessing indigenous peoples for sake of foreign corporations

Fracking and oil drilling threatening Mapuche people in Argentina

Members of the Mapuche community say the Argentine government’s aggressive push to increase energy supplies by allowing oil companies to explore in their lands will cause irreversible environmental and social damage.

According to Argentina´s Energy Secretariat, close to 87 percent of Argentina’s energy is generated from fossil fuels. The government agency said that in 1988 Argentina had enough gas supplies for 36 years. But by 2009, this outlook was slashed to seven years. Oil supplies fell from 14 to nine in the same period. ... Continue reading →

Ecuador court rejects latest Chevron attempt to evade $18 billion judgement

With its options dwindling and the mistakes of its legal team mounting, Chevron has suffered another courtroom setback in its eleventh-hour attempt to block indigenous rainforest communities from enforcing their $18 billion judgment against the oil giant´s assets around the world. ... Continue reading →

AIM Colorado Speaks on KGNU & at Occupy Denver

This past Valentines Day, members of Colorado AIM (American Indian Movement) visited KGNU to talk about past & present campaigns they’re involved in, including the campaign against the Suncor Energy oil refinery, which is refining and spilling dirty tar sands oil right here in Colorado. Listen to the entire interview here (skip ahead to minute 35 … Continue reading AIM Colorado Speaks on KGNU & at Occupy Denver

Canada becoming authoritarian petro-state as First Nations prepare for war over tar sands pipeline

By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times The prime minister is talking about being “held hostage” by U.S. interests. Radio ads blare, “Stand up to this foreign bully.” A Twitter account tells of a “secret plan to target Canada: exposed!” Could this be Canada? The cheerful northern neighbor: supplier of troops to unpleasant U.S.-led foreign conflicts, … Continue reading Canada becoming authoritarian petro-state as First Nations prepare for war over tar sands pipeline

Village chief in Panama vows to continue resistance against mining interests

By Edward Helmore / The Observer As she stands among villagers in the highlands of western Panama, their chosen leader, Silvia Carrera, is an image of bucolic harmony. Then Carrera, elected chief or general cacique of the Ngäbe-Buglé community, gestures to a woman who hands her a bag of spent US riot-control equipment – rubber … Continue reading Village chief in Panama vows to continue resistance against mining interests

Indigenous peoples suffering water pollution due to climate change

By Social Science and Humanities Research Centre Indigenous people around the world are among the most vulnerable to climate change and are increasingly susceptible to the pathogen loads found in potable water after heavy rainfall or rapid snow melt. These are the preliminary findings of Sherilee Harper, a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholar in Aboriginal People’s … Continue reading Indigenous peoples suffering water pollution due to climate change