Stories about Indigenous from February, 2015
Demarcation of indigenous lands and mining in protected areas are among the subjects that will be discussed in the Brazilian legislature this year, experts told Infoamazonia.
Australians joined people from around the world for International Mother Language Day by tweeting in indigenous languages.
Wamut,aka @kriolkantri on Twitter, and blogger of ten years, shared indigenous tweets on Storify: “February 21 is International Mother Language Day and this year, Australians showed off Aboriginal and Islander languages in a spectacular way and highlighted the amazing-yet-fragile linguistic diversity found across the continent”. Happy International #MotherLanguage Day! We're...
"The communities are not saying put an end to oil exploitation, but they are saying that there are problems to be solved [...]"
"They are the stories behind the conflict: the struggles for education, the environment, equality, and dignity."
Argentina creates the Registry of Interpreters of Indigenous Languages, following the case of Reina Maraz after being in prison for three years without knowing why, for not having Quechua language interpreter in the country.
Global Voices interviews exiled activist Paul Inggamer about his views of his native West Papua and the campaign for independence against the existing Indonesian occupation.
The remains of Chief Inacayal, who died in 1888, were on display in the museum for years. Now, they are finally back with the Tehuelche indigenous community.
In 2012, the globally reported murder rate approached three per week. Growing violence against environmental activists is leading to a search for solutions.
"The shootings are emblematic of the routine human rights abuses that security forces carry out with impunity in Papua."