Uranium Mining And My Family’s Story

By Tommy Rock, Beyondnuclearinternational.org -

My name is Tommy Rock, PhD., and I am from the Navajo tribe in the southwest U.S. I live in Monument Valley, Utah, which is in southeastern Utah near the Four Corners area (where the states of [...]

‘This Is Our Time’: National Congress Of American Indians Elects New Leadership

By Acee Agoyo, Indianz.com -

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico -- Members of the National Congress of American Indians made history here by choosing a woman as their president for only the third time since the organization's founding [...]

Reviewing The Crisis In Ecuador: An Indigenous Perspective And The Uncertainty Of The Future

By Marco Teruggi, Sputnik News, Translation Resumen Latinoamericano, North America Bureau -

The indigenous communities are meeting in assemblies to debate the uprising they led in Ecuador. Have they achieved their objectives? What is their balance? Sputnik was in the community of [...]

The Dene First Nation Can Trace Its Roots Back To The Last Ice Age. Now Those Long-Lost Relatives Are Reuniting Near Calgary

By Amy Tucker, Thestar.com -

CALGARY—The first time Mervin Drandbois, a member of the Cold Lake First Nations, heard Dene people from across the continent would be gathered near Calgary, it was in 2004 and he hitchhiked for [...]

On Indigenous People’s Day, Anishinaabeg Leaders March Against Enbridge’s $7.5 Billion Oil Pipeline

By Amelia Diehl, Inthesetimes.com -

CLEARBROOK, MINN.—On October 14, Indigenous Peoples’ Day, more than 200 Indigenous leaders and allies marched down a highway to Enbridge Inc.’s U.S. pipeline terminal in Northern Minnesota, to [...]

Ecuadorians Protest Neo-liberal Austerity And Win

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

President Lenin Moreno restored neo-liberalism to Ecuador, accepting a $4.2 billion dollar loan from the US-dominated International Monetary Fund that required measures call 'structural [...]

A Guide To Celebrating Indigenous People’s Day

By Taylor Payer, BGD Blog. -

Has your city recently abolished Columbus Day and adopted Indigenous Peoples Day? Are you looking for some ways to celebrate the holiday? While I am not usually in the business of educating folks [...]

Goodbye Columbus – Hello Indigenous Peoples Day

By Amy Goodman and Dennis Moynihan, Democracy Now. -

Indigenous Peoples Day is increasingly being celebrated across the U.S. in place of Christopher Columbus Day, as the myth of Columbus as beneficent discoverer is debunked and as the critical role [...]

Brazilian Experts Warn In Open Letter To President Bolsonaro A ‘Genocide Is Underway’ Against Uncontacted Tribes

By Jessica Corbett, Commondreams.org -

In an open letter to Brazilian society and right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro, a group of experts warned that a "genocide is underway" against uncontacted tribes because of Bolsonaro's efforts [...]

A Warning About The Indigenous Genocide In Colombia

By Francisco Quintana, Opendemocracy.net -

For more than five decades, Colombian indigenous peoples resisted the power of warfare, refusing to abandon their land. When the peace agreement eventually passed in November 2016 many thought [...]

Tribes Win Ruling Against Copper Mine On Ancestral Territory

By Amanda Slee, Intercontinentalcry.org -

Phoenix – A federal judge has halted plans to begin digging an open-pit copper mine this month south of Tucson, citing an “inherently flawed” analysis of surface-use rights by the U.S. Forest [...]

Court Upholds North Dakota Law Stripping Voting Rights From Native Americans

By Imani Gandy, Truthout.org -

The case is as much about local infrastructure and lack of regard for North Dakota’s indigenous population as it is about voter suppression and a state forcing voters to comply with a requirement [...]

Indigenous Food Security Is Dependent On Food Sovereignty

By Andy Murphy, Civileats.com -

New research shows that hunting, fishing, and foraging for traditional Native foods help nourish tribal members—but first they need access to their ancestral lands. Several times a year, the [...]

The Fight For Mauna Kea Is A Fight Against Colonial Science

By Keolu Fox and Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, Thenation.com -

Kānaka ʻŌiwi, or Native Hawaiians, have long gazed into the sky to develop sophisticated knowledge systems about the stars, and have even welcomed non-Hawaiian communities to join in doing so. In [...]

Indigenous Resistance As Re-occupation Of Land At The Forefront Of Climate Justice

By Litsa Chatzivasileiou, Dissidentvoice.org -

I write as a settler on this land. I am not speaking on behalf of Aboriginal people but rather as an unconditional ally to their struggles. I will specifically address Indigenous resistance in [...]