Illegal Arrest of Guatemala Indigenous Authority Sparks Outrage
The ancestral leader has advocated for political prisoners and been a vocal critic of abuses perpetrated by hydroelectric corporations in the region.Indigenous Tribe Applauds State Move to Cancel Brazil Amazon Dam
Indigenous people living in Brazil's rainforest have welcomed a decision by the national environment agency to cancel a proposed mega-dam in the Amazon which they say would have displaced communities while opening the sensitive region to logging.Olympics to Begin Amid Rising Violence Against Brazilís Indigenous People
Indigenous leaders and human rights advocates held a press briefing on August 4, the day before the Olympic Gamesí 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.