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· August, 2011

Stories about Indigenous from August, 2011

24 August 2011

Peru: Congress Passes Law Requiring Prior Consultation With Indigenous Peoples

Brazil: Global Action Against Belo Monte Dam in Images

Protests against Brazil's Belo Monte hydroelectric power plant dam have gone global. In this post, we compile a selection of photos and videos featuring the worldwide demonstrations, from the streets...

20 August 2011

Brazil: Construction Starts on Controversial Belo Monte Dam

Despite the protesting voices of indigenous populations and traditional settlers of Volta Grande do Xingu region, construction on Brazil's Belo Monte hydroelectric plant has begun. Protests against the project will...

9 August 2011

Guatemala: Police Kill Peasant With Tear Gas Canister

Indigenous peasants living on lands claimed by landowners in Guatemala are often violently evicted from their homes by policemen and soldiers. Last week, 31-year-old Sergio de León was killed when...

1 August 2011

Chile: Recent Clashes in Ongoing Mapuche Land Struggle

Global Voices in Aymara: Preserving Indigenous Language Online

One of the newest Global Voices Lingua sites is also its first in an indigenous language, Aymara. This native language is spoken by more than 2 million people across the...

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