Black families Passed Their Homes from One Generation to the Next. Now They May Be Lost.

By Sarah Sax, Black Agenda Report. -

The legacy of explicitly racist housing policies and lack of access to legal services has meant that for many Black families, land passed down informally was often thought of as a secure way to [...]

Judge Blocks Sale Of Historic African Cemetery

By Dr. Marsha Coleman-adebayo, Black Agenda Report. -

A Montgomery County Circuit Court ruled Wednesday, September 1st, 2021, that Montgomery County may not sell the land that includes the historic Moses African Cemetery in Bethesda, Maryland. Judge [...]

New Indigenous Land Dispute Brewing In Norfolk

By J.P. Antonacci, The Hamilton Spectator -

According to Detlor, the Norfolk property is one of at least eight the HDI has purchased in Norfolk, Brant and Haldimand counties. The Confederacy is not looking to add these parcels of land to [...]

Tribes Mount Organized Responses To COVID-19

By Lisa Hardy, Gwendolyn Saul and Kerry F. Thompson, The Conversation. -

As the months roll by, the pandemic continues to hit Indigenous nations hard. But this phenomenon is not new. Epidemics have been part of colonialism since settlers arrived. Health inequities [...]

Land Defenders Rebuild Camp Despite New Injunction

By Allana McDougall and Brett Forester, APTNNews.ca. -

After several arrests last week and a new court order, land defenders are digging in their heels and rebuilding 1492 Land Back Lane, a name they’ve given McKenzie Meadows, a disputed site of a [...]

Land-Based Ethics And Settler Solidarity In A Time Of Corona And Revolution

By Natalie Avalos, The Arrow. -

Settler colonialism has been defined as a structure, not an event, meaning that settler societies like the U.S., Canada, and Australia endure over time through racist laws and ideologies that [...]

On Contact: Paying The Land

By Chris Hedges, RT. -

On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to comics journalist Joe Sacco about his new book, ‘Paying the Land’. In the book Sacco travels to the frozen Canadian Northwest Territories to reveal [...]

Blackfeet Federation Seeks Permanent Protection For Badger Two Medicine

By Clara Caufield, Native Sun News. -

Recently, the Blackfeet Tribal Council, MT announced its goal of securing permanent Federal government for the Badger Two Medicine area, sacred site to them. Specifically, they are seeking a new [...]

Land Loss Has Plagued Black America Since Emancipation

By Julian Agyeman and Kofi Boone, The Conversation. -

Underlying the recent unrest sweeping U.S. cities over police brutality is a fundamental inequity in wealth, land, and power that has circumscribed black lives since the end of slavery in the [...]

Unprecedented Ruling For Indigenous Peoples

By Matías Duarte, Diego Morales and Erika Schmidhuber Peña, Open Global Rights. -

On April 2, a ruling issued in Costa Rica by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights resounded strongly in the arid north of Argentina. For more than two decades, the original communities of the [...]

Mashpee Wampanoag: US Court ‘Stood Up For Justice’

By Kolby Kickingwoman, Indian Country Today. -

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has cleared a major legal hurdle in its battle to maintain its reservation status. A federal judge on Friday ordered the U.S. Interior Department to reexamine its [...]

Naga Tribes Face Loss of Land And Forest Under New Law

By Robert Bociaga, Mongabay. -

The Naga tribes inhabit the hills in the northwestern corner of Myanmar and northeast India. They had long been isolated from outside culture, dwelling in independent village republics. This [...]

Tasaheel Burnat, A Palestinian Activist On Palestinian Land Day

By Wasan Abu Baker, Popular Resistance. -

The events of the 1976 Palestinian Land Day came after the confiscation of thousands of acres of Arab land within the boundaries of populated areas under the cover of a Galilee Development [...]

France Abandons Airport After Decade Of Squatting Protest

By Kim Willsher, The Guardian -

The French government has abandoned plans for a new €580m (£513m) airport in western France, a sensitive decision that past governments had shirked for decades, but announced campaigners who have [...]

Colombia: Paramilitaries Kill Land Rights Activist

By Staff, telesurtv.net -

Hernan Bedoya was the second activist from the group, Communities Constructing Peace, Conpaz, to be killed in 10 days. Another land rights activists, Hernan Bedoya, was killed by [...]