One group of loggers was recently caught by agents from FUNAI, Brazil’s Indigenous Affairs department. However, as the loggers have local political support, and FUNAI agents do not have the power to arrest suspects, the men were released. Further waves of loggers have since entered the territory. ... Continue reading →
by Brett Spencer / Intercontinental Cry On Saturday, Nov. 11, members and supporters of the Miskitu indigenous party, Yapti Tasba Masraka Nanih Aslatakanka (YATAMA) crowded into their burnt down compound to celebrate their thirtieth anniversary. Over one thousand people were present, including many from surrounding villages that came to listen to the party’s political leader … Continue reading Yatama Condemns Military, Police in Urban Destruction
Featured image by Octaviano Díaz Chema by Tracy Barnett / Intercontinental Cry HUAJIMIC, Nayarit, Mexico — A century-old land conflict has flared up again in the Western Sierra Madre, deepening already raw tensions in the wake of the May 2017 assassination of two Huichol (Wixárika) leaders who fought to reclaim that land. On Friday, … Continue reading Justice Thwarted in Huichol Land Restitution Case
Featured image: Evidence of an attack? Burnt communal houses of uncontacted Indians, seen in December 2016, could be signs of another massacre in the Uncontacted Frontier. © FUNAI by Survival International Public prosecutors in Brazil have opened an investigation after reports that illegal gold miners in a remote Amazon river have massacred “more than ten” … Continue reading Gold Miners “Massacre” Uncontacted Amazon Indians
Water Is Life On May 19th, 2017, members of Deep Green Resistance Santa Barbara attended the Water Is Life: Standing With Standing Rock conference hosted at UC Santa Barbara. This conference was presented by the Carsey-Wolf Center, the American Indian & Indigenous Collective, the American Indian Student Association, the Coastal Band of the Chumash Nation, the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts, the … Continue reading Indigenous-Led Resistance
by Henry Geddes and Martin Valdiviezo / translated by Angélica Almazán / Intercontinental Cry Long before it was used by early European settlers to establish the Massachusetts Bay Company–and later, the Massachusetts Bay Colony–the term “Massachusetts” referred to an Algonquian-speaking nation known as the Massachuset. One of dozens of smaller nations that made … Continue reading Struggles Against Colonization in the USA: Mohicans in Massachusetts
To all the new activists getting involved in resistance to Donald Trump administration: welcome to the fight. This fight has been going on for generations. For hundreds and thousands of years in fact. Empire, xenophobia, racism, and misogyny are long traditions—but so is resistance to them at any cost and by all means. We are … Continue reading Welcome to the Fight
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
Waves of loggers are invading the territory of one of the most vulnerable peoples on the planet. The Indians, known as the Last of the Kawahiva, are the survivors of a larger tribe who have been killed or died of disease.
This story from the phenomenal journalist Brenda Norrell of Censored News. RENO (Monday, October 9th) — Five people were injured when a white pickup truck plowed into Native American rights activists, protesting Columbus Day and speaking out for the defense of the water at Standing Rock. During the Abolish KKKolumbus Day March on Monday, at … Continue reading Racists Plow Truck into Crowd of Indigenous Protestors in Reno | Biomass is NOT sustainable!
Featured image: The Guarani have a deep sense of connection to their land, but have seen most of it stolen and destroyed by intensive agriculture. © Fiona Watson/Survival International By Survival International On the eve of the Olympics, a tribe in Brazil has made a powerful statement to the ranchers who are destroying their land … Continue reading Olympics: Tribe facing “genocide” defies ranchers after baby’s death