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· August, 2008

Stories about Indigenous from August, 2008

30 August 2008

Peru: Views Towards the Indigenous Protests

The protests by indigenous groups in Northern Peru are not always understood in other parts of the country. Some bloggers examine attitudes and views by others, who often look down...

28 August 2008

Venezuela: Yukpa Indians, Chávez and land disputes

Citizen media videos have been uploaded informing of the situation arising in Venezuela between the Yukpa Indians of the Perijá Mountains, landowners and President Chávez. This dispute over land limits...

22 August 2008

Peru: Government Attempts to Halt Protests in the North

The news media has started to provide more coverage of the protests taking place in Northern Peru. The newspaper La República writes that the commission headed up by Environmental Minister...

19 August 2008

India: Chengara land struggle

15 August 2008

Peru: Amazonian Indigenous Groups Protest New Governmental Decrees

The Aguaruna indigenous group in the Peruvian Amazon is protesting several governmental decrees that some say would make it easier for the government and oil companies to have access to...

Trinidad & Tobago: Fruit Fiesta

Fiji bloggers debate role of police and churches

Fiji bloggers highlight the role of police forces and churches as the country starts discussing the government-initiated plan to revise the Constitution.

12 August 2008

Japan: Ainu recognized as indigenous people

On June 6, a couple of months prior to the International Day of the World's Indigenous People, the Japanese Diet passed a resolution to officially recognize the Ainu as an...

Jamaica, Trinidad: On the “Doubles”

11 August 2008

Guatemala: Indigenous Expressions of Art

On International Day of the World's Indigenous People, there is a celebration of indigenous peoples and how they express themsevles through the visual arts, theater and clothing. These are only...

Bloggers react strongly to ‘Building a Better Fiji’

A government-appointed committee in Fiji introduced an 11-point framework to augment the Pacific island nation’s constitution and “rebuild Fiji into a non­racial, culturally vibrant and united, well­-governed, truly democratic nation.”

9 August 2008

Brazil: On the verge of a civil war over indigenous land

While the world celebrates the rights of indigenous people this Indigenous Peoples Day, dispute over land in Brazil is bringing the country to the verge of a civil war.

5 August 2008

Arabeyes: Are Arab-American Men Losers?

“Are Arab-American men really losers?” wonders Asoom, a young Arab-American woman - or are the parents of potential brides out of touch with reality when it comes to selecting a...