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· February, 2015

Stories about Indigenous from February, 2015

5 Bills Threatening the Amazon That Brazil's Congress Might Consider in 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 Shake Up Internet With Indigenous #MotherLanguage Tweets

Australians joined people from around the world for International Mother Language Day by tweeting in indigenous languages.

Indigenous Tweets Highlight International Mother Language Day in Australia

Peru's Achuar and Kichwa Indigenous Communities Defend Their Territory From Oil Pollution

"The communities are not saying put an end to oil exploitation, but they are saying that there are problems to be solved [...]"

Video Project Documents the Life and Struggles of West Papuans

"They are the stories behind the conflict: the struggles for education, the environment, equality, and dignity."

Argentina Creates Registry of Interpreters of Indigenous Languages

Campaigning for a Free West Papua: Perspectives From an Exiled Activist

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.

After More Than a Century, Argentinian Museum Returns Indigenous Chief's Remains to His People

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.

Why Are So Many Environmental Activists Being Murdered?

In 2012, the globally reported murder rate approached three per week. Growing violence against environmental activists is leading to a search for solutions.

West Papuans Clamor for Justice After Indonesian Police Kill Young Protesters

"The shootings are emblematic of the routine human rights abuses that security forces carry out with impunity in Papua."

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