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· October, 2012

Stories about Indigenous from October, 2012

Brazil: Wikileaks Reveals Officials’ Disdain Towards the Guarani Kaiowá

Brazilian investigative journalism website Pública reports [pt] on documents leaked by WikiLeaks on the plight of the request for land of the indigenous Guarani-Kaiowá. A cable from 2009 reveals disdain...

Chile: Mapuche Prisoners End Hunger Strike After 60 Days

After 60 days on hunger strike, four Mapuche prisoners have ended their protest after the Chilean Supreme Court agreed to some of their demands. This struggle has also brought to...

Brazil: The Cry of Resistance of the Guarani Kaiowá

Under yet another threat of eviction from their lands, the Brazilian indigenous community of Guarani-Kaiowá released a letter that has rippled across the press and the web as a cry...

Kyrgyzstan: Bride-Kidnapping Prevented

You know what shocked me most of all? The people in the street. They were just standing there and watching [an attempt to kidnap a girl], as if it was...

Guatemala: Soldiers Arrested Over Totonicapán Killings

Blogger Nic Wirtz says that the arrest of eight soldiers after the clashes in Totonicapán -which left at least 8 indigenous protestors dead- is “the first test of Guatemalan President Otto...

Brazil: Guarani Kaiowá say they will resist together to death

Brazilian bloggers and even mainstream media are reacting to a letter by an indigenous Guarani Kaiowá community that claims to have lost all hope, promising a mass resistance to death...

Argentina: Guarani Leader Wins International Rural Women's Day Prize

Fionuala Cregan reports that Matilde Lucio, an indigenous leader in a Guarani community in Jujuy, in northern Argentina, “will be awarded one of 10 international prizes for her creativity in rural...

Japan: “Global Noise” Against the IMF

In Japan, a series of actions to protest against the International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings are being called for by Global Noise Tokyo and @OccupyTokyoJp on October 13,...

Guatemala: Petition Demands Justice for Totonicapán Victims

The Guatemala Human Rights Commission has released a petition [en, es] to “demand justice for the massacre in Totonicapán, Guatemala,” where 8 were killed and more than 35 injured when...

Ukraine: “The Babushkas of Chernobyl” Documentary Project

On Kickstarter.com, only a few hours are left to pledge funding for The Babushkas of Chernobyl, a documentary project by Holly Morris and Anne Bogart, which tells stories of “an...

Mexico's Indigenous Languages in Cyberspace

The blog Native Box shares an English translation of an article originally published in Vanguardia [es]: “Indigenous Languages of Mexico: Rescued, Alive, and Facing Challenges in Cyberspace”.

Brazil: Speaking Out About Hydroelectric Plants and the Amazon

Last week we published the first part of an interview with Sany Kalapalo, a young indigenous woman from Xingu and one of the most active voices in the mobilization against...

Chile: Mapuche Prisoners on Hunger Strike for Over 40 Days

The hunger strike has now surpassed 40 days and, according to a spokesperson for the prisoners, the men have deteriorated physically and are experiencing symptoms of insomnia, cramps and muscle...

Taiwan: Indigenous Amis Musical Performed at National Theater

Indigenous culture has become more and more important in the Taiwanese performing arts scene. The recent Amis musical, “La Michael”, has entered the National Theater, a primary national performing arts...

Bangladesh: Ramu Attacks – A National Shame

Recently religious extremists attacked Bangladesh Buddhist temples and households on charges of the desecration of the Quran. People have protested against these attacks all over the country and Facebook, blogs...

Guatemala: 7 Indigenous Protesters Killed in Totonicapán

At least 7 civilians were killed on October 4 when combined armed forces violently removed indigenous demonstrators from Cuatro Caminos, a well-known road intersection in Guatemala. Demonstrators were protesting the...

The United States: Structural Violence on the Global Frontier

La Asociación de Estudiantes Latinos y Latinoamericanos (AELLA) del Graduate Center, City University of New York los invita a participar en la conferencia gratuita "Violencia estructural en la frontera global:...

Brazil: Sany Kalapalo – Young, Indigenous and a Xingu Activist

Sany Kalapalo, a young indigenous from the Xingu region, is only 22 years old and is one of the more active voices against the construction of Belo Monte hydroelectric powerplant,...

Honduras: Charter Cities Threaten Garífuna Communities

The government of Porfirio Lobo recently signed an agreement to implement a variant of Charter Cities, called Special Development Regions (REDs), in Honduras. REDs can only be implemented in uninhabited...

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