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Chiapas: Family of José Rolando, murdered through torture, demands justice and cessation of death-threats

José Rolando @ Chiapas Denuncia

On 29 October, the 20-month anniversary of the murder of José Rolando Pérez de la Cruz by municipal police from Acala (who beat him and tortured him to death on 1 March 2014), his relatives published a communique demanding justice, guarantees of non-repetition, and security guarantees for the family and lawyer in the case, as they have been the objects of death-threats and harassment. 195 more words

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DSWD to fund P1.1 M for IP livelihood project

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will be funding and ready for download to LGU-Buhi treasury the amount of P1, 113,320.30 for the Skills Training on Fiber Glass Boat and Gill Net Making of 60 Indigenous People (IP) of lake Barangays of Sta. 153 more words


Indigenous enrolment up at U of Saskatchewan

You can also view this article at the Charlatan.ca

Nearly 11 per cent of students identify themselves as an Indigenous person at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S), a new high, according to a report from the school. 522 more words


The Way Around (Venezuela)

by David Good

advanced Reader’s Copy courtesy of Auntie’s Bookstore

And I thought Sherman Alexie’s origin stories were harrowing. (If you didn’t know, Sherman is a member of the Spokane tribe, and grew up on a reservation at Wellpinit, near the city of Spokane.) At a recent reading at the Bing Crosby Theater, Sherman shared the pain of losing his mother, who passed away this July. 900 more words


Communities threatened by sugarcane in Brazil are still waiting for support

After visiting communities in the Mato Grosso do Sul state of Brazil, Ethical Sugar has written to sugarcane milling companies to ask that they do more to protect and support people affected by the expansion of cane production. 255 more words

Te Ao maori Tawhito- the Maori world View

I found this article today, on the Ministry of Justice site, which has a great explanation of the way maori view the worlds and how their cultural stories portray this. 736 more words


Forlorn ... The Lumads

There are but only two kinds of people in this world – those who brazenly take advantage of people’s weakness in all forms and those who were forced to submit to the brazenness of others, for some reason or the other. 1,403 more words

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