Costa Rica: Mercenaries Attack Indigenous Group Occupying Land
A group of Costa Rica’s Bribri indigenous people staging an occupation in an effort to recover their lands were attacked Thursday by mercenaries allegedly hired by a local landowner who claims the land belongs to him.
"Dr. Medicine Crow's life reflects not only the warrior spirit of the Crow people, but America's highest ideals," President Obama said in 2009 when he awarded the war chief the Medal of Freedom. Medicine Crow died on April 3 at the age of 102.Native American Tribes Mobilize Against Proposed North Dakota Oil Pipeline
Dozens of tribal members from several Native American nations took to horseback on Friday to protest the proposed construction of an oil pipeline which would cross the Missouri river just yards from tribal lands in North Dakota.Feds Give Nez Perce $200,000 for Introducing Condors to Hells Canyon
ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Idaho’s Nez Perce Tribe has been awarded a $200,000 federal grant to pursue reintroducing the California condor in Hells Canyon.
Berta Cáceres Flores’s murder was rooted in her government’s catastrophic failure to recognize the land rights of indigenous people and local communities. This problem is not unique to Honduras, or even to Latin America, as the murders of Indra Pelani in Indonesia, Chai Bunthonglek in Thailand and Yunis Akumu in Uganda demonstrate.