Canadian Oil Company Pulls Out of National Park in Peruvian Amazon

Canadian Oil Company Pulls Out of National Park in Peruvian AmazonA Canadian oil and gas company has decided to halt a huge concession in the Peruvian Amazon which was seen as a threat to uncontacted indigenous tribes.

Indigenous group takes Brazil to court in landmark case

Indigenous group takes Brazil to court in landmark caseSAO PAULO, April 21 - An international human rights commission has accused Brazil of failing to obey its own constitution and ringfence ancient tribal territories in a landmark court case that pits the state against indigenous people.

Peruvian Court: Indigenous Communities Must Be Consulted Before Drilling

Peruvian Court: Indigenous Communities Must Be Consulted Before DrillingA Peruvian court has upheld the right of Awajun and Wampis indigenous communities to be consulted about oil drilling on their land, in a case supported by Catholic Church leaders.

Airline to Pay $1.3mn to Amazonian Tribe Over ‘Spiritual Damage’ from 2006 Plane Crash

Airline to Pay $1.3mn to Amazonian Tribe Over ‘Spiritual Damage’ from 2006 Plane CrashBrazilian airline Gol has agreed to pay R$4m ($1.3m) to the Kayapo indigenous tribe as compensation for material and spiritual damage caused by a 2006 plane crash which left a huge tract of their land “cursed”.

Indigenous Leaders Denounce Ecuadorian Government Over Mining Conflicts

Indigenous Leaders Denounce Ecuadorian Government Over Mining ConflictsIndigenous leaders and activists gathered in Quito, Ecuador, last Thursday, March 9, to denounce the Ecuadorian government for its complicity in allowing international mining companies to take over indigenous territory.