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· June, 2011

Stories about Indigenous from June, 2011

Peru: Peace Restored in Puno Following Agreements

Through the enforcement of recent statutes put in place by the executive, little by little peace is being restored in the Puno region after recent conflict and social unrest (both...

Brazil: Despite Protests, Government Insists on Belo Monte Dam

There are recent developments in the controversy regarding Belo Monte Hydroelectric Plant and its dams, the world's third largest project in terms of energy capacity, which is to be built...

Libya: Photographs from Rich, Vibrant and Historic Times

British-Libyan surgeon and humanitarian who writes under the pen name Amal Al-Leebi went nostalgic and published some old pictures from previous visits to Libya on his Twitter account, @libyansrevolt to...

Honduras: Dam Project on UNESCO World Heritage in Danger Site Gets Little English Media Attention

RAJ, in Honduras Culture and Politics, says English language media have given little attention to the construction of a dam in the Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve, “a project of the...

Peru: Residents of Puno Resume Protests

Once again the inhabitants of the Puno region have taken to the streets in protests, this time against the contamination caused by the mining of minerals. Six people died as...

Taiwan: Saving Siraya

From the blog: “Saving Siraya is a blog dedicated to the protection of a Taiwanese indigenous tribe that is not officially recognized by the government and therefore denied of basic...

Panama: The Indigenous Ngobe-Bugle’s Struggle to Defend the Rio Tabasara

Intercontinental Cry publishes an exclusive report by independent journalist Richard Arghiris, who “takes an in-depth look at the controversy surrounding the Barro Blanco hydroelectric dam in Panama and the Ngobe-Bugle’s...

Taiwan: Looking forward to “Seediq Bale”

The long awaited movie “Seediq Bale”-a movie depicting the controversy and conflict between Japan colonial force and Seedip people in 1930-released its first theatrical trailer on Youtube.

Chile: Mapuche Demand Compensation for Flooding Caused by Hydroelectric Dam

Indigenous News reports that “More than sixty Mapuche families from Panguipulli are banding together to demand compensation for flooding that occurs on their lands each year caused by a nearby...

Argentina: Quilmes Indigenous Community Faces Another Eviction Attempt

Intercontinental Cry reports that “Despite Argentina’s blanket ban on evictions of Indigenous communities, the Quilmes community of Colalao del Valle is facing its third eviction attempt in three years,” and ...

Peru: Protesters in Puno Demand Cancellation of Inambari Hydroelectric Project

Isabel Guerra, Global Voices author and translator, writes [es] that protesters in Puno are demanding the cancellation of the Inambari hydroelectric project. She adds that on Saturday, June 11, 1,000...

Peru: Aymara Indigenous People Announce Resumption of Protests in Puno

After a temporary truce to allow for presidential elections to take place in the Puno region, the Aymara Indians in said region have announced that they will resume their strike...

Panama: Empowering Indigenous Women Through Chocolate

Global Voices author Clotilde Castillo interviewed [es] Mathilde Grand, the director of ‘Citizen of Chocolate,’ a “A collective dedicated to the divulgation and diffusion of Tribal Chocolate” which employs indigenous...

Brazil: After All There is a Place for Belo Monte Dam

Despite the disastrous social and environmental impact in the Amazon, the brazilian government has allowed for the construction of Belo Monte dam. Netizens are raising awareness by sharing a photo...

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