Indigenous Groups Win Key Land Rights Victory in Brazil’s Supreme Court

Indigenous Groups Win Key Land Rights Victory in Brazil’s Supreme CourtIn a victory for Brazil’s indigenous groups, the Supreme Court Wednesday decided against the claims of Mato Grosso state, which wanted compensation for Indian reserves established in that state by the federal government.

Iranian Faith Healer Awaits New Verdict, IRGC Arrests Followers

Iranian Faith Healer Awaits New Verdict, IRGC Arrests FollowersMohammad Ali Taheri, an Iranian faith healer in Iran, was arrested and charged with “corruption on earth”. He was recently retried and awaiting his new verdict. In the meantime, his followers are also being hounded by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), with many being arrested for a variety of charges. The outlook is not bright for these individuals.

Indigenous People Seize Some Facilities on Peru Oil Field

Indigenous People Seize Some Facilities on Peru Oil FieldIndigenous people living on Peru's largest oil field concession have seized some facilities operated by Frontera Energy Corp demanding that the government apply an indigenous rights law before signing a new contract with the Canadian company, a tribal chieftain said on Tuesday.

Plant used in Native American Medicine May Be Stronger Than Modern Drugs, Study Finds

Plant used in Native American Medicine May Be Stronger Than Modern Drugs, Study FindsA plant used for generations by natives in both the United States and Mexico may be better at treating certain parasitic infections than currently available pharmaceuticals, according to new research by scientists at the University of Colorado.

Brazil Set for Landmark Indigenous Land Rights Ruling

Brazil Set for Landmark Indigenous Land Rights RulingBrazil's Supreme Court will decide this week on a landmark indigenous land rights ruling, against what activists and international bodies say is a backdrop of rising violence and diminishing rights for indigenous people in the country.