Category: Indigenous

Brett Wilkins: Indigenous Water Protectors Take Direct Action Against Minnesota Tar Sands Pipeline

Construction on the Enbridge Line 3 extension—which will transport up to 760,000 barrels of the world’s dirtiest oil daily—began earlier this week, despite strong Native opposition

Pam Palmater: What we’re seeing in 2020 is Idle No More 2.0

A much larger and more powerful movement than the last, led by Black and Indigenous peoples and supported by millions of Canadians

Joan Carling and Mike Taylor: From colonialism to COVID-19, Indigenous peoples show resilience in the face of evictions

With special emphasis this year on resilience in the face of COVID-19, it’s time to turn the spotlight on the strength and dignity of Indigenous peoples and acknowledge the contribution they make protecting our planet. 

Tristan Partridge: Selk’nam victory for indigenous recognition in Chile

At a time of renewed social struggles for the rights of historically marginalized groups, an indigenous campaign in Chile this week received some positive news

Carol Linnitt: Links between ‘man camps,’ violence against Indigenous women

A formal request for judicial review submitted with the B.C. Supreme Court argues B.C.’s Environmental Assessment Office extended permit for Coastal GasLink pipeline without considering the findings of the National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Justin Podur: Cracking Up the Walls of War and Authoritarianism

The sustained protests in Colombia are part of a larger trend against austerity and endless war

Dana Hill: Throughout South America, Structural Violence Is Showing Up as Street Violence

Ecuador was only the latest indicator of what’s possible when indigenous movements exercise their power. It also showed what’s at stake

Chris Hartmann: Bolivia’s Plurinational Healthcare Revolution Will Not Be Defeated

Under the Morales administration, Indigenous healthcare beliefs and practices stepped out from long shadows cast by colonialism and racism. Those achievements are now under threat

Amy Goodman: “Shame!”

Indigenous Leaders & Delegates from Global South Stage Dramatic Protest at COP25 in Madrid

Josue De Luna Navarro: The Centuries-Long History of Extractive Greed

Climate change is a symptom of a malevolent virus borne out of capitalism and colonialism. Indigenous liberation shows the path towards healing the planet

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