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· November, 2010

Stories about Indigenous from November, 2010

23 November 2010

Bolivia: 229 Years Since the Sacrifice of Tupac Katari

The story of the uprising of the indigenous freedom fighters has been passed down from generation to generation in the indigenous communities of Bolivia. This rebellious movement was led some...

19 November 2010

Morocco/Western Sahara: Gadaym Izik Riots Become a Volatile Political Crisis

There has been ongoing unrest in Western Sahara, the former Spanish colony that was annexed by Morocco after “The Green March Demonstration“ in November, 1975. Last week, the territory witnessed...

USA Now Alone, as Canada Votes to Adopt Indigenous Declaration

Canada has endorsed the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, leaving the US as the only country to vote against the document.

16 November 2010

Bolivia: When ancestors return, celebrating the ñatitas

Each year on November 8, Bolivians celebrate the festivity of the ñatitas. The ñatitas are little skulls that are taken from homes to the main cemetery of the Bolivian capital,...

Brazil: Eradicating the Indigenous Guarani Kaiowa

Guarani still represent one of the most numerous indigenous people in Brazil, though they are profoundly affected by the loss of almost all their land in the last century. In...

13 November 2010

Nigeria: Remembering an Activist, Fifteen Years After his Execution

In 1995 Ken Saro-Wiwa, a prominent activist and outspoken critic of the oil industry in Nigeria, was executed along with eight of his associates. Saro-Wiwa was a hero for many...

5 November 2010

Ecuador: Keeping Traditions Alive on Day of the Dead

Ecuadorians recently finished celebrating the Day of the Dead with liters of colada morada and many, many guaguas de pan, the traditional drink and food for the holiday. The special...

1 November 2010

Mexico: Celebrating Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead is a special and mystical season that Mexicans celebrate every year. But what exactly happens on this date? Why is this holiday so important for Mexican...