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Pope meets indigenous peoples: "Confrontation and conflict can be overcome through prior and informed consent"

Yesterday, Pope Francis met with a group of indigenous peoples. They had travelled to Rome to take part in the Third Global Meeting of the Indigenous Peoples’ Forum of the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). 483 more words


“There is joy in dreaming about a new country, a country where we indigenous people, with our culture, our language, our spirituality, our worldview, can exist as part of this country.” – Daniel Pascual, Peasant Leader… 172 more words


Fighting against cornleaf dolls and mining companies

Fighting against cornleaf dolls and mining companies 

In Copán Ruinas everybody comes to see the ancient Maya ruins. But are the Mayans in this area really something of the past? 2,265 more words


Will Ríos Montt ever stand trial for Dos Erres?

Jo-Marie Burt has been writing about the latest on whether José Efraín Ríos Montt will face trial in relation to the 1982 Dos Erres massacre, in which an elite unit of the Guatemalan army known as Kaibiles slaughtered over 200 people, more than half of whom were children. 167 more words


Malaysia (Selangor) : The Mah Meri Of Carey Island

I have heard of the Mah Meri tribe of indigenous people ever since I starting out work in Shah Alam back in the 1980s.

Back then, at almost every cultural function, the Mah Meri of Carey Island were always present to grace the event with their cultural dance. 1,285 more words


ADB co-financed Tanahu Hydropower Project affected communities reject compensation

*Please note this is an unofficial translation

To editors of all media agencies
10 February 2017

Press release

The reports in local newspapers published on 10 February 2017 that Tanahu Hydropower Project have taken forward the process of distribution of compensation to the residents of reservoir area have drawn serious attention of the concerned people of the inundation area. 342 more words

Indigenous Peoples

Maya Lands and Oil Dispute

In Belize, people who buy land only buy the surface (and the right to dig down to build surface-based projects, such as house foundations and planting fence posts). 547 more words