Indigenous People of Brazil Fight for Their Future

Nick Estes Six thousand Indigenous leaders from all over Brazil gathered in Brasília from Aug. 22 to Aug. 27 in the Struggle for Life camp. The demonstration is thought to be the biggest Indigenous protest in Brazil’s history.  Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has given new license to the killing of Indigenous people in Brazil. Before…

Brazil: Over 4,000 Participate in National March of Indigenous Women

Photo: Andressa Zumpano/CPT NacionalPhoto: Andressa Zumpano/CPT Nacional Participants of the II Indigenous Women’s March follow the trial of the “Temporary Framework” in Brasília. This Wednesday 8th, the trial continues in the Federal Supreme Court (TSF) to decide on the “Temporary Framework” to establish the legal limit on the demarcation of indigenous lands. More than four…

10 Messages from the Indigenous Peoples in Brazil to the World

Brasil de Fato In Brasilia, indigenous people light the Square of the Three Powers on Tuesday (25) in support of the Brazil’s Supreme Federal Court and against the “timeframe limitation”. – APIB On the day the Brazilian Supreme Federal Court resumed the judgment that can define the future of indigenous peoples in the country, these…

Argentina: Fracking is Killing Water and Land

Carlos Aznarez In recent days, fracking in the province of Neuquén has once again become a topic of discussion. Community members of the Mapuche people together with social organizations have carried out roadblocks and blockades, warning about the lack of water and its contamination. The protest is related to the green light given by the…

Colombia’s Powerful Organization, Guardia Indigena, Speaks Out

Marco Teruggi Indigenous protesters attend an anti-government march in Cali, Colombia, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 – Sputnik Mundo The Guardia Indigena, one of the most important organizations in Colombia, has been a part of the mobilizations during the outbreak between April and July of this year. It is composed of about 70,000 members. Its coordinator,…

Canada is Waging an All-Front Legal War against Indigenous People

Justin Podur Canada is developing a new image: one of burning churches, toppling statues, and mass graves. There are thousands more unmarked graves, thousands more Indigenous children killed at residential schools, remaining to be unearthed. There can be no denying that this is Canada, and it has to change. But can Canada transform itself for the better? If the revelation…

Unreading Colonial Food Systems

Maya Burke Like many people who went through U.S. public school systems, I am intimately familiar with institutional food; canned vegetables, square cut pizza, frozen & highly processed mystery meats, syrupy fruit cups, all of that. Institutional food is low-cost, low in nutritional value, and arguably pretty gross. I remember asking our school superintendent why…