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· February, 2012

Stories about Indigenous from February, 2012

Video Highlights: Defending Human Rights

A selection of Global Voices' recent and interesting stories on video advocacy including indigenous rights and recent news from Latin America, East Asia, Western Europe and Sub Saharan Africa selected...

Guatemala: Speaking Out on the Genocide of Indigenous Women

The 36 year civil war (1960-1996) that ravaged Guatemala left more than 200,000 people dead and at least 100,000 women raped: most of the victims were Mayan. Finally, the sexual...

Bolivia: A Book on the Indigenous March in Defense of the TIPNIS

A book gathering a detailed recount of the indigenous march in defense of the Indigenous Territory and National Park Isiboro Sécure (TIPNIS for its initials in Spanish) has been published in...

Martinique, USA, France: Jesse Jackson's message to Serge Letchimy

B.World Connection posts a letter [En/Fr] with the heading of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition whose leader is Reverend Jesse Jackson: apparently, the Reverend would support the reaction of MP Serge...

Bolivia: Conflict Over Road Through TIPNIS National Park Continues

In October 2011 President Evo Morales signed off a law declaring the Indigenous Territory National Park Isiboro Sécure "untouchable", cancelling the road project that sought pass through its heart. However,...

Video Highlights: Video Advocacy and Recent Events

A selection of Global Voices' recent and interesting stories on video advocacy including indigenous rights and recent news from Latin America, East Asia and Sub Saharan Africa selected by Juliana...

Martinique, Guadeloupe, France: MP Letchimy Against Minister Guéant

Bloggers and mainstream journalists around the French-speaking blogosphere have been buzzing once more about French Minister of Home Affairs, Claude Guéant, who is notorious for suggesting extreme right-wing policies about...

Paraguay: Displaced Indigenous Community to Return to Land

Intercontinental Cry re-posts a report by Amnesty International: “After living next to a major highway for nearly two decades without access to water, regular food supplies or even land to...

Antigua, Guadeloupe: From the Common Past

For the past decade, the tight historical and geographical bonds between the West Indian islands of Antigua and Guadeloupe have been analyzed by historians. A recent conference entitled “Antigua: From...

Palestine: Rare Photographs of the Palestinian Nakba of 1948

Blogger Iqbal Tamimi posts rare photographs of the Palestinian Nakba of 1948.

Panama: The Indigenous Leader Who Took on the Government

Amidst Panama's current crisis is a woman who has emerged as the standard bearer of the indigenous struggle: Silvia Carrera who, after being the first woman elected to the position...

Panama: Government and Indigenous Peoples Reach Agreement After Clashes Over Mining

The anti-mining protest which had paralysed the country for five days was violently suppressed by the national police, provoking serious confrontations with the indigenous people. Finally, on Tuesday, February 7,...

Bolivia: Blogger Interviews Indigenous Leaders on TIPNIS Conflict

Blogger Dario Kenner from Bolivia Diary interviewed indigenous leaders who are against and in favor of building a road through the Indigenous Territory and National Park Isiboro Sécuro (TIPNIS).

Bahamas: University of the Bahamas?

Larry Smith at Bahama Pundit wonders what the keep-back is with establishing a Bahamian university, saying: “An autonomous university would be a big step to achieving such a counterweight to...

Brazil: Indigenous Guarani Kaiowá's Letter Asks for Survival

Blogger Sonia Matuscelli posts a letter [pt] written by the leaders of the Guarani-Kaiowá people of the Ñanderu Laranjeira-Rio Brilhante settlement, in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil,...

Panama: Indigenous Mining Protest Blocks Pan-American Highway

Indigenous tribes of Ngäbes Buglé in Panama have closed the Pan-American Highway to demand that the government fulfills what was agreed upon in the negotiations regarding mining in the area....

Colombia: What is in a name?

The Born on December 31st documentary by Priscila Padilla exposes a human rights violation the Wayuu indigenous group have been under. Many of their national IDs, mass produced to get...

Bolivia: Chiquitano Indigenous Create Twitter Account to Promote Their Language

Members of the Chiquitano indigenous community in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, have created the Twitter account @monkoxbesiro [es] to promote the use of the Chiquitano (Bésiro) language in Bolivia.

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