Rick Kearns
9/7/13
The Ayoreo people of northern Paraguay shut down an international highway in late July after alleging that ranchers and others had illegally invaded their territory...
Rick Kearns
9/6/13
The murder of two Mayan children by an employee of a contested hydroelectric plant sparked a lynching in Guatemala and activists are now calling for protection and help in seeking ...
Gale Courey Toensing
8/24/13
James Anaya, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, will conduct an official visit to Canada in the fall to gather information about the human r...
Gale Courey Toensing
8/23/13
States need to keep their promises and honor the treaties made with Indigenous Peoples no matter when they were signed, according to the United Nations human rights chief...
ICTMN Staff
8/20/13
Tensions were high in June as more than 100 members of the Mashco-Piro clan, an Indian tribe that lives in voluntary isolation, attempted to make contact in Peru’s southeastern Ama...
Barbara Fraser
8/16/13
Ecuador’s president announced August 15 that he would allow oil drilling in a fragile Amazonian park inhabited by nomadic tribes...
Barbara Fraser
8/14/13
A political battle in Peru over expansion of natural gas drilling into a reserve for isolated tribes is underscoring the difficulties the country continues to face in implementing ...
Sara Shahriari
8/12/13
The results of Bolivia's most recent census are raising questions due to a dramatic fall in the percentage of Bolivians who self-identify as part of an indigenous group...
Rick Kearns
7/21/13
Brazilian troops swept into the area around Awa territory in late June to shut down illegal logging companies, according to Survival International (SI), a human rights organization...
Rick Kearns
7/20/13
Honduran military shot and killed unarmed indigenous protestor Tomas Garcia, as well as seriously wounding his 17-year-old son Alan on July 15, in front of the contested Agua Zarca...

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