With the world’s supply of natural resources increasingly depleted or polluted, the carefully protected repository on indigenous lands is now a target of big business. Globalization has increased the risks for indigenous peoples living on lands that contain such strategic resources as water, oil, gas, forests, minerals, and biodiversity. All this - not to mention knowledge, plants, animals, and human genetic information - are subject to privatization by government and to sale on the stock market.
Indigenous Territory & Resource Rights
"People of the World: Intensify the Struggle" Declaration of the International Summit in Honor of Berta Cáceres
Reposted from Honduras Resists
April 17, 2016
Final Statement of the Berta Cáceres Lives International Peoples' Summit
Photo: Giorgio Trucchi
Reposted from COPINH
Reposted from Yes! Magazine
Originally Shared on February 12, 2015
By David Goodman
Nina Gualinga, Sarayaku resident and international activist on indigenous rights, traveling on the Bobonaza River, Sarayaku, Ecuador. Photo by Caroline Bennett / Amazon Watch.
Patricia Gualinga stands serenely as chaos swirls about her. I find this petite woman with striking black and red face paint at the head of the People’s Climate March in New York City on September 21, 2014. She is adorned with earrings made of brilliant bird feathers and a thick necklace of yellow and blue beads. She has come here from Sarayaku, a community deep in the heart of the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador.
Reposted from Feministing
Originally Shared in December 2015
By Juliana Britto Schwartz
When children in the United States learn about the transatlantic slave trade, they rarely hear stories of revolt or resilience in the face of violence and cultural erasure. The Garifuna are such a people
An update from COPINH:
HOY COPINH SE MOVILIZA NUEVAMENTE EN RECHAZO AL PROYECTO HIDROELÉCTRICO AGUA ZARCA.
¡HOY nos movilizamos frente a la Alcaldía de San Francisco de Ojuera y al segundo Plantel del Proyecto Hidroeléctrico Agua Zarza que amenaza el Río Gualcarque!
Together to build a fair and supportive Brazil
The social and union movements from Mato Grosso do Sul, who got together last September 22nd , reaffirm their full support to indigenous peoples’ struggle for their rights, such as the battle to reclaim their territory and at least the chance of a fair and decent life. Once again, outraged, we denounce that in our Mato Grosso do Sul some of the farmers and their roughnecks have been working with some armed organizations and in less than a month they effected 12 (twelve) paramilitary attacks against Guarani Kaiowá, Tekohá Ñanderú Maragantú, Potrero Guasu, Guyra Kamby'I, Pyelito Kue and Kurupi. As a result of this war, Semião Vilhalva, Guarani Kaiowá’s leader, was murdered and three Indians were shot. Many others were injured by some rubber bullets, while others were beaten up.