UN Body Says Sioux Must Have Say in Pipeline Project

UN Body Says Sioux Must Have Say in Pipeline ProjectUNITED NATIONS — The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe must have a say with regard to a $3.8 billion oil pipeline that could disturb sacred sites and impact drinking water for 8,000 tribal members, representatives of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues said Wednesday.

Give Indigenous People Land Rights or Fail on Deforestation Pledges, Governors Told

Give Indigenous People Land Rights or Fail on Deforestation Pledges, Governors ToldRegional government officials from Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Peru, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Spain and the United States met on Thursday in Guadalajara, Mexico, having pledged two years ago to reduce deforestation by 80 percent by 2020.

9,000-Year-Old Shaman’s Sanctuary Discovered In North-Western Poland

9,000-Year-Old Shaman’s Sanctuary Discovered In North-Western PolandArchaeologists have discovered traces of mysterious rituals performed by shamans about 9,000 years ago in north-western Poland.

Totem Pole, Washington State Tribes Join Pipeline Protest

Totem Pole, Washington State Tribes Join Pipeline ProtestCeremony, aromatic sage and drumming song welcomed the 12 tribes of Washington State into the encampment of Native Americans supporting the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Indigenous Activists Detain Panama's President for 2 Hours

Indigenous Activists Detain PanamaThe Indigenous protesters are upset about a government plan to develop a hydroelectric project they fear will destroy their lands.