EXCLUSIVE: Canada to shift position on UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Canada is set to formally announce a shift in its position on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, CBC has learned, nearly a decade after the powerful statement of rights was first adopted by the UN.
Many indigenous leaders are hoping that tribal involvement in the torch ceremony will help to bring attention to the threats facing their societies. This includes PEC 215, a change to the country’s constitution which, if implemented, could give landowners the chance to block the recognition of new indigenous territories, and enable them to break up existing ones.Peru Cracks Down on Illegal Loggers in Amazonian Tribe's Reserve
An illegal logging operation inside an isolated Amazonian tribe's reserve in Peru has been dismantled and 15 people arrested, the government said on Thursday, the first such crackdown since it toughened sanctions on the practice.
In the shadow of last week's contentious vote to impeach President Dilma Rousseff, Brazil's indigenous agency FUNAI and environmental agency IBAMA made unexpected, decisive rulings in defense of indigenous rights and ecological protection in the Amazon.Finally! A Victory for Indigenous Resistance
Finally a victory in Brazil for Indigenous resistance as the mega-dam project in the country's Amazon basin which would have flooded an area the size of New York City and displaced Indigenous communities has been suspended, a measure that has been welcomed by land rights campaigners.