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UN to Investigate Plight of US Native Americans for First Time
Society & Culture  (tags: usa, American Indian, Native American, Alaska Native, Hawaiian, indigenous people, UN, Special Rapporteur, James Anaya, UN declaration on the rights of indigeno )

- 379 days ago -
The UN human rights inquiry will focus on the living conditions of the 2.7 million Native Americans living in the US. The UN mission is potentially contentious, with some US conservatives likely to object to international interference in domestic matters
Seattle Wants to Kill Columbus Day
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, Columbus Day, indigenous people, history, human rights, violence )

- 783 days ago -
Minneapolis, Minnesota voted in April to recognize Indigenous Peoples' Day on the same date as Columbus Day, the first policy change of its sort in years. Columbus Day may soon be a thing of the past in Seattle, Washington.
Tell Soco It's Time to Leave Virunga, Africa's Oldest National Park ACTION
Society & Culture  (tags: Virunga, culture, humanrights, indigenous people, Soco, Tutu, Africawildlife )

- 908 days ago -
Tutu, Branson and Buffett argue that irresponsible resource extraction in the instable region could threaten vulnerable populations and critically endangered wildlife.
Ask Oil Giant to Withdraw From Uncontacted Tribes' Territory ACTION
Society & Culture  (tags: humanrights, indigenous people, uncontacted tribes, Amazon, conflict, humanrights, ecosystems, Peru, , environment, habitat, oil giant )

- 1172 days ago -
Oil company Pacific Rubiales is drilling for oil inside a proposed reserve for uncontacted tribes in Peru. The company's work puts the lives of uncontacted Indians in grave danger, but it has refused to pull out, despite a recent government report...
Luciano's Secret Poem on World Water Day
Society & Culture  (tags: poetry, humanrights, Belo Monte Dam, indigenous people, Brazil, Xingu River, Amazon )

- 1314 days ago -
He pulled his notebook, weathered and yellow from rainforest dampness, closer to the light of the flame and began to read with a confidence well beyond his years.
Shadows at Dawn
Society & Culture  (tags: Apache, indigenous people, Camp Grant Massacre, 1871, Arizona, history )

- 1507 days ago -
Shortly before dawn on the morning of April 30, 1871, a group of Anglo Americans, Mexican Americans, and Tohono O'odham Indians from Tucson and San Xavier del Bac attacked a would-be Apache Indian reservation located along a creek bank in Arizona Territo
Sony World Photography Awards--- Living in the Realm of the River People
Society & Culture  (tags: media, movies, news, GoodNews, indigenous people, indigenous cultures, goodnews, world, rights, culture, society, government, environment, politics )

- 2008 days ago -
Magical images of indigenous island people and their struggle for survival have landed Argentine Alejandro Chaskielberg the top prize at the prestigious Sony World Photography Awards in London.
Arizona: A Critical Resistance Boycott
Society & Culture  (tags: Indigineous, Indigenous People, culture, society, rights, freedoms, government, ethics, politics, humans, lies, propaganda )

- 2336 days ago -
The first rule of any boycott is to keep your eyes on the prize; translated, this means never lose sight of the big picture....
Oil and Indians Don't Mix
Society & Culture  (tags: oil, theft, indigenous people, environment, Greg_Palast )

- 2694 days ago -
There's an easy way to find oil. Go to some remote and gorgeous natural sanctuary, say Alaska or the Amazon, find some Indians, then drill down under them. If the indigenous folk complain, well, just shoo-them away.

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