In Pictures: Ecuador Indigenous people march against ‘vote fraud’

Hundreds of Indigenous protesters have descended on the Ecuadorean capital Quito demanding a recount of the February 7 presidential election after official results showed that Indigenous activist Yaku Perez did not advance to the runoff vote. Perez, 51, has been walking through the Andean nation to denounce what he calls manipulation of poll statements that […]

Indigenous protesters in Ecuador demand presidential vote recount

Hundreds of protesters backing presidential candidate Yaku Perez call for recount outside electoral council offices in Quito. Hundreds of Indigenous protesters rallied outside the offices of Ecuador’s electoral council in Quito, the capital, on Tuesday to demand a recount of this month’s presidential vote. Third-place finisher Yaku Perez, an Indigenous environmental activist, has been walking […]

COVID rumours hamper Brazil’s efforts to vaccinate Indigenous

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Indigenous nurse Almeida Tananta battled heavy downpours of tropical rains as he rode his motorbike for hours across the red-soiled dirt tracks of Tabatinga, a municipality in Western Amazonas, which borders the Amazon rainforest and Colombia, and has the largest concentration of Indigenous Brazilians in the Amazon. Tananta was en […]

Philippines police raid targets displaced Indigenous students

Rights groups, activists and academic institutions have condemned Philippine authorities following a raid targeting Indigenous Lumad students who sought shelter at a Catholic university after being forced from their homes because of fighting between the military and communist rebels. Monday’s roundup, which the government insisted was a “rescue operation”, is seen as part of President […]

Annual march honours missing, murdered Indigenous women in Canada

On 30th anniversary of Vancouver march, advocates call for action to stem violence against Indigenous women and girls. Over 100 people marched through downtown Vancouver, Canada, on Sunday afternoon as part of an annual event to honour and remember Indigenous women and girls who have been murdered and gone missing across the country. Banging drums […]

Lidia Thorpe: The Indigenous woman shaking up Australia

Melbourne, Australia – The image is striking. Draped in a possum-skin cloak Senator Lidia Thorpe entered her first day in the Australian Federal parliament last September with her right fist raised in a Black Power salute. In her left hand, she carried a stick engraved with 441 stripes representing the number of Indigenous people to […]

Indigenous people are paying the price for vaccine thieves

In the language of my people, the Oceti Sakowin (Great Sioux Nation), the term commonly used to describe the white man is “wasicu”. A direct translation of the word means, “fat taker”. My ancestors used it to describe the greedy, covetous, selfish behaviour they witnessed in European settlers who invaded our homelands. To them, fat […]

Rich couple took COVID vaccine meant for Indigenous: Charges

Canadian couple charged with flying to rural, First Nations settlement and posing as residents to take vaccine. Great Canadian Gaming CEO Rod Baker has resigned, the company said on Monday, after he and his wife were charged with travelling to a northern Canada settlement that is majority Indigenous and misleading authorities in order to receive […]

Arrests at Australia Day protests urging Indigenous recognition

Demonstrators in major cities demand the national day be changed in honour of the country’s Indigenous people. Police made arrests in Australia on Tuesday as thousands of people defied public health concerns and protested against the mistreatment of Indigenous people on the day marking the 1788 arrival of the British First Fleet. For many Indigenous […]

Indigenous man faces up to 10 years in prison for Facebook posts

An Indigenous man faces up to 10 years in prison over “threats” allegedly made on social media at the height of the Black Lives Matter protests that swept across the United States last year, drawing outrage from activists and observers who say the case is part of a “heavy-handed” law enforcement response to the protest […]

Australia Tweaks Anthem to Recognize Indigenous History

The lyrics of Australia’s national anthem have been altered by one word to recognize the country’s Indigenous history, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Thursday. Until Friday, the song began: “Australians all let us rejoice, for we are young and free.” But as the country celebrated the beginning of the new year, the “young” was dropped. […]

Second Indigenous activist killed in Honduras this week

Honduran authorities say they are investigating the killings of activists Felix Vasquez and Jose Adan Medina. Honduran authorities said Wednesday they are investigating the murders of two activists and Indigenous leaders killed in separate incidents during the weekend. On Sunday, Jose Adan Medina was found shot to death in a remote location in the community […]

Indigenous environmental activist killed in Honduras

Felix Vasquez, a defender of environmental and human rights, died on Saturday after the attack in central Honduras. Masked men armed with guns and machetes have killed a Honduran environmentalist activist in front of his family, police said on Monday, the latest in a string of such attacks in the Central American country. Felix Vasquez, […]

The race to save an Indigenous Brazilian language from extinction

Deep in the state of Mato Grosso, in the heart of Brazil’s vast Xingu National park, the inhabitants of the Indigenous village of Typa Typa can be heard day and night. From their palm-thatched huts, perched on the southern banks of the Tuatuari river, some five kilometres (three miles) from the Leonardo Villas-Boas Post in […]

Kashmir’s indigenous people fear India land grab

Author:  article author:  Sanjay Kumar Sat, 2020-12-19 00:09 NEW DELHI: Communities in Kashmir fear being evicted from their ancestral land following the uprooting of more than 10,000 trees by the Indian government. Main category:  World Tags:  Kashmir India Pakistan Special . Source link

US to approve Arizona mine land deal Indigenous group opposes

US President Donald Trump’s outgoing administration is set to approve a controversial land swap this month that would give Rio Tinto Ltd and partners more than 9.7 square kilometres (2,400 acres) to build an Arizona copper mine, even though the project would destroy religious and cultural sites sacred to Native Americans. Tribal leaders and other […]

Canada introduces bill to apply UN Indigenous rights declaration

Canada has introduced legislation to implement a United Nations declaration that outlines and protects the rights of Indigenous peoples around the world, a move that was welcomed as an “important step”. In a news conference on Thursday alongside Indigenous leaders, Justice Minister David Lametti outlined Bill C-15, which aims to get Canadian laws in line […]

Listen to Indigenous People

The Indigenous people of the land now called North America are often only brought up in the past tense in primary school classrooms. The fact is they are a growing population, an increasing demographic in the country and in Congress, yet most Americans are woefully uninformed about their histories and present-day struggles. Podcasts can help […]

Indigenous say ‘no thanks, no giving’ 400 years after Mayflower

As the United States prepares to celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday, the community where it first took place continues to grapple with the legacy of the arrival of the Mayflower, the ship that 400 years ago transported the English Pilgrims who celebrated the apocryphal first feast with members of the Wampanoag tribe. But the modern telling […]

Cook an Indigenous Meal or Dance with Dua Lipa #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Here is a sampling of the week’s events and how to tune in (all times are Eastern). Note that events are subject to change after publication. Monday Celebrate Indigenous cuisine at the “Reclamation Feast,” a seminar hosted by the Museum of Food and Drink and the Greene Space. During the 90-minute event, participants will learn […]