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Rachael Petersen · December, 2012

Rachael Petersen is a 2012-2013 Thomas J. Watson Fellow investigating indigenous peoples’ use of technology as a tool to further their rights in five different regions: the Canadian Arctic, the Ecuadorian and Brazilian Amazon, Borneo Malaysia and the Australian Outback. Follow her research and travels at www.globalnativenetworks.com

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Latest posts by Rachael Petersen from December, 2012

27 December 2012

Mexico: Federal Court Halts Controversial Wind Park

The largely indigenous opposition to wind farms in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec of Oaxaca, Mexico won a tremendous victory when a District Seven Federal Court judge granted an injunction temporarily...

15 December 2012

Indigenous ‘Idle No More’ Movement Sweeps Canada

Thousands of people across Canada mobilized Monday 10 December, 2012 under the banner “Idle No More” to protest the effects of current and proposed government policies on the nation’s indigenous...

7 December 2012

Ecuador Launches Oil Auction Amid Indigenous Protests

On Wednesday November 28, 2012, Ecuador began an international licensing round for 13 oil blocks - nearly ten million acres - of untouched south-central Amazonian territory as indigenous leaders took...