Colombia: 12 Wounded in Shooting Targeting Indigenous Minga

Kawsachun News Consejo Regional Indígena del Cauca (CRIC) holds press conference at the Universidad del Valle, in Cali. May 10, 2021. Photo: CRIC Twelve members of an indigenous Minga were injured, at least four with serious bullet wounds, after being shot by armed men in plain clothing on Sunday afternoon in the city of Cali,…

Reckoning with Genocide and the Denialism of the Canadian State

Aziz Choudry Fort Qu’Appelle Indian Residential School students. The institution was operated from 1884 to 1969 by the Roman Catholic Church. Photo courtesy of Library and Archives Canada. Tamara Starblanket is a Nehiyaw Iskwew (Cree woman) from Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation in Treaty Six. She holds an LLM from the University of Saskatchewan, an LLB from…

Brazil: The Impacts of Wildcat Mining for Women

Martha Raquel Illustration: The Struggle of Indigenous Women in Brazil – Fernando Bertolo Indigenous peoples live in distress, anguish, and fear due to the illegal activity and the risk of mercury contamination Illicit mining activity has daily impacts on indigenous peoples in Brazil. Invasions ushered by wildcat mining meddle and disrupt the dynamics and lives…

‘Evo is Our President’: Voices from Rural Peru

Kawsachun News Benigno Vengoa (left) and Carlos Cusihuaman (right) in Villa Tunari. April 24, 2021. Photo: Kawsachun News Kawsachun News spoke to Benigno Vengoa and Carlos Cusihuaman, who visited Bolivia as part of a delegation from Peru to participate as observers of the meeting of the RUNASUR technical commission in Villa Tunari, Cochabamba on April…

Letter to World Leaders on the Occasion of the Leaders’ Summit on Climate

International People’s Assembly It is common knowledge that we are at a decisive moment for human survival and for the biodiversity of our planet. There is a serious environmental and public health crisis, caused by crimes committed continuously by the greed for profit. The research and scientific data are more and more evident, which you…

Colombia: An Ideal U.S. Client-State in the Western Hemisphere

Angelo Cardona Funeral of slain guerrilla fighter, one of many victims of Colombia’s long civil war. [Source: trtworld.com] Washington has long helped fuel the devastating conflict in Colombia that goes back to the era of La Violencia in World War II Colombia has been living with one of the longest armed conflicts in the world….

Jaime Vargas: RUNASUR and Plurinationalism, Linking the People of Latin America

Jaime Vargas, President of CONAIE (The Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador), speaks about an ambitious regional project linking together the people of Latin America. Jaime Vargas on RUNASUR and plurinationalism @jaimevargasnae https://t.co/mmeevbECMr — Nick Estes (@nickwestes) April 11, 2021 "We must build a continental movement for the liberation of our America, Abya Yala" @evoespueblo…

Colombia: Over 3,600 Indigenous Rights Violations in the First Months of 2021

Ellys Segura The recent upsurge in state and right-wing violence has left all of Colombia reeling, but Indigenous communities have been particularly affected by it. This is evident from recent data published in a report by the Human Rights Observatory of the National Indigenous Organization of Colombia (ONIC). The report revealed that between January 1st…

Militarising the Amazon

Ramona Wadi Despite the centrality of indigenous peoples to sustainable environments, governments and corporations are doing the utmost to ensure indigenous erasure. While research has indicated the importance of indigenous conservation of land, the G7 countries are driving deforestation worldwide through consumption patterns targeting less developed countries. Tropical forests remain among the most targeted areas,…