Brazil's Interim Government Losing Ground on Indigenous Land Rights
Brazil's interim government is moving ahead with plans for a constitutional amendment that would weaken indigenous land rights and pave the way for new plantations and dams to encroach on lands inhabited by native peoples, a United Nations official said.Indigenous Groups Protest Planned French Auction of Artifacts
Native American leaders are protesting the latest plan by a Paris auction house to sell off part of their tribal history, and their demand for the return of their ceremonial objects is getting bipartisan support.A Victory for Indigenous Rights Over Fossil Fuel Greed
This Monday, the Obama administrationís Army Corps of Engineers honored the treaty rights of the Lummi Nation and denied a critical permit for the proposed Gateway Pacific coal export terminal in Washington state.Remarks at the 2016 Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues on Agenda Item 9(a): Coordination Among the
The United States welcomes this opportunity to discuss ways in which the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples can better work together in order to protect indigenous peoplesí rights and improve their livelihoods.Indigenous Communities Have Released Talisman Workers
Indigenous communities who captured workers from Talisman oil company have released them following talks.Yesterday afternoon the workers were released after an agreement was reached with the indigenous communities and all parties have agreed to continue with the talks however, the communities have stated that if no agreement is met they will continue to take radical action.