Indigenous Territory & Resource Rights


November 15, 2013

Cross-posted from Amnesty International

The Constitutional Court ruling which deprives thousands of individuals of foreign descent of their Dominican nationality is being implemented. This has created an increasing nationalist and hostile atmosphere where individuals of Haitian descent are particularly discriminated against and at risk of violence and further violations.

Global Day of Action against Waste Incineration and for Zero Waste Alternatives!

November 8, 2013

Cross-posted from GAIA

Para ver esta información en españolhaz clic aquí.

Media Advisory  - Images for Day of Action

GAIA would like to invite our members and allied groups to join our 13th Global Day of Action against Waste Incineration and for Zero Waste Alternatives on November 8, 2013.

Important: Please sign the global resolution today!

The 2013 Global Day of Action on Waste and Incineration will be part of the Global Month of Action on Dirty Energy organized by a coalition of international networks. This Month of Action is a united effort to demand the transformation of our energy systems in favor of sustainable and community-based solutions.

Indigenous rights threatened by resource development in Canada and abroad

September 18, 2013

Cross-Posted From Amnesty International

An estimated three-quarters of the world’s mining and minerals exploration
companies are headquartered in Canada. Through new trade agreements and
other initiatives, the federal government is opening doors for further
expansion of Canadian oil and gas, mining and other extractive industries,
around the world—including in countries like Colombia and Guatemala where
there is widespread and brutal violation of the human rights of Indigenous

Join Amnesty International's call to the Canadian government to ensure
that Indigenous Rights are safeguarded whenever they may be affected by
resource companies operating at home and abroad.  

Click here to take action<

Summary of actions from September 10 Day of Action for Honduras

September 17, 2013
[Espanol abajo]
This international day of action arose quickly following a delegation of 9 nations to Rio Blanco after the Grito de los Excluidos meeting in Honduras. On September 10 at least 9 cities in 6 countries held actions, most of them at Honduran Embassies. Below is a brief summary of the events. Please email if you have any more information about the day of action.
Abajo es una resumen de las acciónes que pasaron este semana en solidaridad con COPINH y los derechos de los indígenas. El dia internacional de solidaridad fue el producto de una delegacion de gente de 9 naciones despues de el encuentro de Grito de los Excluidos. Hubo acciones en 9 ciudades en 6 paises. Si alguien tiene mas informacion por favor me envíe más detalles a Por favor disculpa los errores en español.

Video from National Day to Defend Indigenous Rights in Honduras 09/10/2013

September 17, 2013

Check out this video from San Francisco's action on the National Day to Defend Indigenous Rights in Honduras, September 10, 2013. For more information on how you can support indigenous communities defending their lands and resources from violence enacted by the government and corporate entities, check out our action alert here.

Because the Land Is Ours: The Rights of Mother Earth v. Carbon Trading

September 15, 2013

By Tory Field and Beverly Bell

The hip-hop group Kunarevolution celebrate the Kuna Yala nation’s recent rejection of carbon trading. Photo: Beverly Bell.

Inatoy Sidsagi and his cousin Esteban Herrera, from the indigenous Kuna Yala (also known as Guna Yala) nation in Panama, make up the indigenous rap group Kunarevolution. They rap about Mother Earth and the Kuna’s inalienable right to protect their lands and waters.


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