Olympics to Begin Amid Rising Violence Against Brazil’s Indigenous People

Olympics to Begin Amid Rising Violence Against Brazil’s Indigenous PeopleIndigenous leaders and human rights advocates held a press briefing on August 4, the day before the Olympic Games’ opening ceremony, to speak out against the rising violence against indigenous people and environmental activists in Brazil.

Sioux Tribe Sues Army Corps Over Bakken Pipeline Project

Sioux Tribe Sues Army Corps Over Bakken Pipeline ProjectThe Standing Rock Sioux Tribe sued the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, claiming a violation of the National Historic Preservation Act after the agency issued permits for a massive crude oil pipeline stretching from North Dakota to Illinois.

Native American Chief David Beautiful Bald Eagle Jr. Dies

Native American Chief David Beautiful Bald Eagle Jr. DiesA longtime representative of South Dakota's Lakota people, Chief David Beautiful Bald Eagle Jr., has died on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation. He was 97.

Severe Winter Chill Grips Peru

Severe Winter Chill Grips PeruA state of emergency has been declared in the southern Peruvian Andes, where bitterly cold weather has killed thousands of animals, devastating the largely indigenous families that raise them.

New Languages to be Added to Indigenous Language Revival Project

New Languages to be Added to Indigenous Language Revival ProjectSeveral new indigenous languages are to be added to the Indigenous Language Revival Project in an effort to preserve Guyana’s first peoples’ diverse languages.