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· August, 2012

Stories about Indigenous from August, 2012

30 August 2012

Controversial Tibet Theme Park Project Launched

Tibetan dissidents have described the USD 4.7 billion Chinese project as the “Disneyfication of Tibet.“ The park will first be used to shoot 'Princess Wencheng', a film about the niece...

23 August 2012

Colombia: President and Indigenous Leaders Meet to Discuss Cauca Conflict

President Juan Manuel Santos met with the indigenous people of the Cauca to hear their grievances and to talk about the ongoing conflict in this department. Thousands of indigenous people...

19 August 2012

India: Assam Riots – Truth Vs Hype

In July, clashes between indigenous Bodo tribes and Muslim settlers in the Indian State of Assam broke out which lead to riots, killings and mass displacement. After almost a month...

17 August 2012

Paraguay: Struggles and Threats Over Aché Indigenous Lands

Rising Voices

August was supposed to be a month of prolonged celebration after the Paraguayan government transferred some 4600 hectares of ancestral lands back to the Aché indigenous community of Kuetuvy. However,...

Brazil: Belo Monte, the Film

16 August 2012

The Nazi Past of the Father of Colombian Anthropology

Peru: Amazon Officially Inaugurated as Nature's Wonder

On Monday, August 13, the city of Iquitos was the scene of colourful celebrations marking the official inauguration of the Amazon as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature....

9 August 2012

Bolivia: New Video Campaign Seeks to Boost Tourism

'Bolivia Awaits You' is the name of a promotional tourism campaign recently launched by the government of Bolivia. It seeks to boost tourism by investing 20 million US dollars in...

Bolivia: Communities Divided in Consultation about TIPNIS Road

3 August 2012

Guatemala: Indigenous Village Declares Internet Access a Human Right

In the village of Santiago Atitlan internet access has been declared "a human right" by both their inhabitants and their local authorities. Authorities are also implementing a plan to provide...

Chile: Mapuche Women Demand Withdrawal of Police Forces

1 August 2012

Mozambique: Meanings Behind Women's Traditional Mussiro Masks

In the northern coast and islands of Mozambique, it is very common to come across women with their faces covered of a natural white mask, called mussiro. The purposes of...