Machi Francisca Linconao, an activist currently in jail as a result of her fights against illegal logging in her region of southern Chile.
Rick Kearns
9/20/16
Mapuche activists are calling for the release from prison of Indigenous healer Machi Francisca Linconao, who has been suffering from severe medical problems and, according to Mapuc...
Computer rendition of Barrio Blanco Hydroelectric Dam.
Rick Kearns
9/14/16
Flood gates from a reservoir were opened and washed homes away in August and, according to Indigenous Ngabe protesters in Panama, they were then harassed, shot by police, and now a...
Rick Kearns
8/31/16
Brazil's environmental officials said that the license for the largest hydro-electric dam project on the Amazon River was canceled in early August due to the projected removal of t...
Rick Kearns
8/21/16
The Colombian Government must allow the waters of the Rancheria River to return to the Indigenous Wayuu community according to rulings from two of the country's highest courts, not...
Rick Kearns
8/7/16
Preventing the exportation and sale of sacred objects and creating harsher penalties for these and related crimes are the goals of the recently introduced Safeguard Tribal Objects ...
Rick Kearns
8/1/16
Mayan leaders in Santa Cruz, Belize will no longer face assault charges according to a June 27 press release from the Public Prosecutor's office, and those leaders have announced t...
Rick Kearns
7/23/16
Brazilian authorities evicted a Guarani community again in July, bulldozing their homes and forcing the families to again live by the side of a major highway, where several had bee...
Rick Kearns
7/14/16
Another Indigenous activist was murdered in Honduras last week, four months after the assassination of award-winning leader Bertha Cáceres...
Rick Kearns
7/7/16
Indigenous activists support Colombia’s recently signed ceasefire accord but they are also pushing for inclusion of indigenous territorial rights, prior consultation and other issu...
Rick Kearns
6/27/16
The presence of her mother's name on a Honduran military hit list, alleged recently by a former soldier in a U.S.-trained military police squad, did not come as a surprise to one o...

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