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· September, 2011

Stories about Indigenous from September, 2011

Chile: Indigenous Leaders to Meet With Congress

In Indigenous News, Ryan Seelau reports that “on October 4th and 5th, Indigenous leaders from across Chile will meet with the Chilean Congress to discuss the implementation of ILO [International...

Taiwan: Polyglot teaches you Taiwanese indigenous languages

Mike Campbell, a polyglot who can already speak fluent Mandarin, Hakka, Fukien-major languages used in Taiwan, along with a dozen of other languages, is now teaching people how to speak...

Bolivia: Videos of Vigil in Support of TIPNIS Marchers

Mario R. Duran posts videos [es] of a vigil held in La Paz to support indigenous marchers in their struggle to defend TIPNIS.

Bolivia: Cochabamba Vigil in Protest of Police Repression

A vigil was held in the Bolivian city of Cochabamba in protest of the September 25 police repression of the indigenous march in defense of the TIPNIS. Photo-blogger Stephany Eguino...

Bolivia: Police Repression is a Violation of Human Rights

Cristina Quisbert of the blog Bolivia Indígena [es] writes about the police repression of the TIPNIS indigenous marchers as a day that “will remain recorded in the history of indigenous...

Bolivia: Mobilization in Support of Indigenous Marchers

In the past month, indigenous highway protest marchers in Bolivia have received widespread support from residents of cities on their route donating food and supplies, as well as from many...

Bolivia: Police Repression of Indigenous Marchers in Yucumo

The Bolivian indigenous march against a planned highway reached a standstill with the blockade of pro-government groups in the town of Yucumo. On September 25, uniformed police officers launched tear...

Video: Water Bottle Lights and Other Eco-Friendly Inventions

Solar lights and hot water heaters from plastic water bottles, houses made from trash and a way to do without plastic bags are some of the projects making reducing, reusing...

Bolivia: Police Block Indigenous Territory Anti-Highway March

Protests have continued by indigenous marchers to stop the building of a highway through the Indigenous Territory National Park Isiboro Sécure in Bolivia. Police recently blocked the march, raising tensions...

Bolivia: International Support to ‘Save TIPNIS’ on Facebook

Blogger Willy Andres recommends visiting the Facebook page “Salvemos al Tipnis. Save the Tipnis. Carteles Posters” in response to a project to build a highway through the Indigenous Territory National...

Mexico, USA: Triqui Indigenous Migrants Defenseless Against Crime and Police Questioning

The Triqui indigenous people of Mexico living in the United States as undocumented immigrants are easy targets for robberies and police questioning because they often don't speak Spanish or English...

Videos: Homeless But Not Voiceless

We explore different initiatives that aim to bring to the foreground the plight of those who are forgotten: children, indigenous people, immigrants and the transgender community.

Argentina: Government Returns Land to Indigenous Communities

“On Saturday, September 10th, the Argentinian government returned 9,475 hectares (more than 23,000 acres) of land to the Tehuelche and Mapuche communities living new in Las Heras (located in the...

Guyana: Hidden Waterfall

The Voice of the Taino People Online blogs about ‘Barbadiana Jones’, reportedly the first outsider to ever see – and photograph – a ‘hidden’ waterfall in Guyana's South Pakaraima mountains.

Paraguay: Indigenous Peoples Fighting to Save Their Ancestral Home

At the Council on Hemispheric Affairs Blog, Research Associate Sean O’ Leary reports that the Ayoreo indigenous people are “fighting for their very survival. These indigenous people are struggling to...

India: A Magazine For Chakma Community

Paritosh Chakma uploads the August 2011 issue of Sojaak, a free magazine for the indigenous Chakma community.

Peru: The State of Quechua on the Internet

Quechua, one of the original languages of Peru, is on the Internet in various forms: from Google and Wikipedia in Quechua to blogs and citizen initiatives looking to maintain and...

Cambodia: ‘Avatar’ Rally to Protect Country’s Forest

Prey Lang, the largest lowland forest in Cambodia and home of more than 200,000 indigenous peoples, is threatened by the plan of the government to transform the area into plantations...

Peru Enacts Law Requiring Prior Consultation with Indigenous Peoples

The President of Peru, Ollanta Humala, enacted the long-awaited law requiring prior consultation with Indigenous Peoples [es], which is expected to contribute to investment and business development with the participation...

Chile: Mapuche Youth in Ercilla Reach Agreement with Regional Government

Indigenous News reports that, “On Wedenesday, August 31st, the Mapuche youth who had been peacefully occupying the municipal government building in Ercilla signed a MOU (memorandum of understanding) with regional...

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