Thursday, January 24, 2008

January 13-19: Five Key Indigenous People's Issues

Highlighting contemporary indigenous peoples' issues from around the world, including the indigenous peoples of the Americas, Brazil, Central America, Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zeland, Siberia, Alaska, Polynesia, India, Chile, and much more. Topics include cultures and religions, intellectual property rights, archaeology, art, health, resources, rights, and much more.

January 13-19: Five Key Indigenous People's Issues

Five Key Indigenous People's Issues for the Week of January 13-19, 2008

The Indigenous Peoples of the Revolution

ONCE, before the sword and cross came to the New World to stain it with blood, they were the owners of America. They ruled the sea and the rivers, the mountains and jungles, and lifted up civilizations capable of creating majestic pyramids and accurate calendars. Read more here....

Venezuela Creates Indigenous Ministry

Caracas, Jan 8 (Prensa Latina) The creation of the Ministry for Indigenous Peoples by President of the Republic Hugo Chavez figures as a sound move of the Venezuelan government to step up community-oriented actions, official sources said on Tuesday. Read the rest of the article here....

Indigenous People Flee Homes After FARC Killings in Columbia

BOGOTA, Apr 7 (IPS) - Wounaan Indians have been fleeing the jungles of the northwestern Colombian province of Chocó en masse since Sunday, after the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) killed two indigenous teachers. The rest of the story is here....

Mindanao Tribals Caught Between Army and Insurgents in the Phillippines

DAVAO, Jan 10 (IPS) - The troubles of Ata-Manobo tribal chief Camid Lapindoy mirror the struggle faced by the Lumads (indigenous people of Mindanao) as they walk a line between two opposing armed forces -- while enduring poverty, corporate invasion and marginalisation. Find out more here....

Indigenous Minority Voices From Kenya

Kenya is an ethnically diverse country and its 33.4 million people encompass some 40 ethnic groups. As violence and tension grips the country people from minority ethnic groups tell us how they have been affected. Cheptoo Chizupo, human rights defender and a member of the Pokot minority. The Pokot are farmers and pastoralists who live in the West Pokot and Baringo Districts in the Rift Valley province of Kenya. Find out more here....

Last weeks five key indigenous people's issues are here.

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