Pope Francis Defends Indigenous Peoples' Rights to Their Ancestral Lands

Pope Francis Defends Indigenous PeoplesVATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis insisted Wednesday that indigenous groups must give prior consent to any economic activity affecting their ancestral lands, a view that conflicts with the Trump administration, which is pushing to build a $3.8 billion oil pipeline over opposition from American Indians.

Honduras: Indigenous Leader José Santos Sevilla Assassinated

Honduras: Indigenous Leader José Santos Sevilla AssassinatedSevilla has been assassinated by armed gunmen in his home in Montaña de la Flor, north of the capital. Santos Sevilla was the leader of the indigenous Tolupan people, who are fighting to protect their ancestral lands from industrial mining and logging projects.

Canadian Judge Rules in Favor of Forcibly Adopted First Nations Survivors

Canadian Judge Rules in Favor of Forcibly Adopted First Nations SurvivorsA Canadian judge has ruled that the government is liable for the harm inflicted on thousands of First Nations children who were forcibly removed from their families and adopted by non-indigenous families.

Groundbreaking win for indigenous people in Colombia

Groundbreaking win for indigenous people in ColombiaThe Colombian Constitutional Court has found in favour of an indigenous peoples’, granting the petition for the protection of constitutional rights requested by the Embera Chamí people of the Indigenous Resguardo Cañamomo Lomaprieta, in western Colombia.

Peru Sued for Failing to Protect Indigenous Tribes

Peru Sued for Failing to Protect Indigenous TribesPeru’s national Indigenous organization is taking Peru’s Ministry of Culture to court for its negligence of the country’s uncontacted tribes.