Olympics to Begin Amid Rising Violence Against Brazil’s Indigenous People
Indigenous 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
The 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
A 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.
A 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
Several new indigenous languages are to be added to the Indigenous Language Revival Project in an effort to preserve Guyana’s first peoples’ diverse languages.