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Peru Passes Law Approving Amazonian “Death Roads”

Featured image: Tomas was contacted between 2001 to 2003 and now lives in the Amazon region where one of the deadliest roads has been proposed. © David Hill/Survival International      by Survival International Peru has approved a law that could devastate several uncontacted Amazon tribes. The law declares “in the national interest” the construction of roads … Continue reading Peru Passes Law Approving Amazonian “Death Roads”

Brazil: The Guarani and a Decade of Broken Promises

Featured image: The Guarani continue fighting for their land rights despite continuous attacks. © Fiona Watson/Survival International      by Survival International   Ten years ago the Brazilian government signed a landmark agreement with the Guarani tribe, which obliged it to identify all their ancestral lands. The core objective of the agreement, which was drawn up by the … Continue reading Brazil: The Guarani and a Decade of Broken Promises

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

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

Amazon Indians Plead for Help After Massacre

Featured image:  A still from aerial footage from 2011 of an uncontacted Amazon tribe in Brazil near the Peruvian border. © BBC/FUNAI/Survival      by Survival International Brazilian Indians have appealed for global assistance to prevent further killings after the reported massacre of uncontacted tribespeople, and have denounced the government cuts that left their territories unprotected. Paulo Marubo, a Marubo … Continue reading Amazon Indians Plead for Help After Massacre

Gold Miners “Massacre” Uncontacted Amazon Indians

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

Amazon Guardians Travel to City for Landmark Protest

Featured image: Guajajara Guardians protest for the protection of their land. © Guajajara Guardians      by Survival International A group of Brazilian Indians hailed as heroes for patrolling the Amazon and evicting illegal loggers have occupied government offices, to demand protection for their lands. It is the first protest of its kind by the … Continue reading Amazon Guardians Travel to City for Landmark Protest

Landmark Talks on Uncontacted Tribe Fail to Stop Logging

Featured image: There have been confrontations between the Ayoreo and the Paraguayan authorities in recent years, as the tribe have protested against the theft and destruction of their land.© GAT/ Survival      by Survival International Landmark talks between the Paraguayan government and a recently contacted tribe have yet to reach an agreement, allowing rampant deforestation to … Continue reading Landmark Talks on Uncontacted Tribe Fail to Stop Logging

Brazil: Campaigners Welcome Court Rulings in Favor of Indigenous Land Rights

Featured image: Brazilian Indians have been protesting in Brasilia against the government’s anti-indigenous proposals.  © APIB      by Survival International Indigenous activists and human rights campaigners around the world yesterday celebrated Brazil’s Supreme Court ruling unanimously in favor of indigenous land rights. In two land rights cases, all eight of the judges present voted … Continue reading Brazil: Campaigners Welcome Court Rulings in Favor of Indigenous Land Rights

Historic Ruling Set to Decide Future of Brazilian Tribes

Featured image: Brazil has seen frequent indigenous protests this year, against the anti-Indian policies of President Temer.  © Rogerio Assis      by Survival International Brazil’s Supreme Court will next week deliver a historic judgement on tribal territories which could strike the greatest blow to indigenous land rights since the country’s military dictatorship. The judgement will be … Continue reading Historic Ruling Set to Decide Future of Brazilian Tribes