USA: 55 Indigenous People and Allies Arrested Occupying Bureau of Indian Affairs

Indigenous Environmental Network Photos WASHINGTON, D.C. — Frontline Indigenous leaders from various fossil fuel fights from across Turtle Island occupied the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Washington D.C. for the first time since the 1970’s on Thursday with a list of demands for President Biden. BREAKING: Indigenous Leaders are occupying the Bureau of Indian Affairs…

Indigenous Intellectuals?

Ollantay Itzamná Abya Yala, Buen Vivir, Intellectual Aymara Perspectives. … the term intellectual is highly epistemicidal (it annuls other forms of producing knowledge), colonial (it reproduces relations of racial domination), scriptocentric (it annuls unwritten knowledge), individualistic (it annuls the community as a subject of knowledge because of its predilection for successful writers/individuals), papyrocratic (it privileges…

Death of Indigenous Human Rights Activist Sparks Outrage in Chile

Peoples Dispatch Members of the medical brigade attempted to save the life of human rights defender Denisse Cortés. Photo: El Desconcierto Denisse Cortés was killed amid police repression against a peaceful march of Mapuche Indigenous people in Santiago, Chile. Eyewitnesses said that she was hit in the neck by a tear gas canister fired by…

Indigenous People Take Over a Pipeline Station in the Peruvian Amazon

Peoples Dispatch Since October 4, more than 200 Indigenous people from the Peruvian Amazon have taken over a pipeline station to demand social and environmental support for the region. Photo: Petroperú The Indigenous people of the Loreto region in the Peruvian Amazon are demanding environmental remediation against numerous oil spills. They also seek infrastructure guaranteeing…

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…

Fascist Anniversaries

Abel Prieto The image depicts the Matanza de Tóxcatl, also known as the Matanza del Templo Mayo. Photo: Wikipedia Tenochtitlán fell into the hands of Hernán Cortés on August 13, 1521. On the 500th anniversary of that day of horror and barbarism, celebrated with jubilation by the fiercest conquerors, Mexico paid tribute to the Indigenous…

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…

Canada’s Violence Can No Longer Be Masked by Shallow National Identity

Rachel Snow Usually, Canada Day celebrations begin by trotting out Indigenous folk in their colourful beads and feathers. More recently, lame land acknowledgement practices have become some symbol of amends in the settler book of “how to disguise your racism.” These actions are not satisfactory this year. First Nations Indigenous people are seething in 2021….