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Columbus Day: Indigenous People of the Americas

To mark Columbus Day, The Real News brings you a selection of stories about indigenous people of the Americas


Brazil Agrobusiness Lobby Set to Appropriate Native Land and Timber
Indigenous organizations protest in Brasilia, against the proposed Constitutional Reform PEC 215 to put the fate of Amazonian Forests in the hands of Congress; this motion was promoted by "Bancada Ruralista", the Agribusiness' lobby many years ago and it is being discussed now.

  October 13, 2013

Big Oil Gets Green Light to Explore Ecuadorian Amazon
Patrick Bond: Ecuador President Rafael Correa is a petro-Kenysian who failed to sell Yasuni National Park in carbon markets and to international donors, and now he's turned a blind eye to what's really needed

  August 27, 2013

Paraguayan Indigenous Community Reoccupies Territory After Two Decades of Forced Expulsion
After state fails to fulfill international court order returning ancestral lands illegally usurped by German cattle rancher, community decides enough is enough

  June 23, 2013

Mexican Activists Demand State Accountability For Increasing Numbers of Disappeared
"Alive They Took Them, Alive We Want Them" Mexico rally demand calls for end to forced disappearances

  June 7, 2013

Indigenous Town in Mexico Celebrates Two Years of Autonomy and Defense of their Community Forest
After two years of resisting illegal logging and organized crime, indigenous people in the town of Cheran Mexico demand justice for their assassinated community members and respect for their autonomous government

  April 23, 2013

Indigenous Mapuche People Struggle Against the Chilean State and Private Companies
Most recent hunger strike by imprisoned activists over ‚Äúpolitically motivated prosecutions‚ÄĚ and state application of Antiterrorist Law comes to a close as conflict between Mapuche communities and the Chilean state intensifies

  January 31, 2013

Broken Anvil: Victims Fight for Justice After DEA Operation Leaves Four Dead in Honduras
Soldiers opened fire from U.S. government helicopters, killing four people, including two pregnant women

  August 21, 2012

True Cost of Chevron in Ecuador
Robinson Yumbo, President of the National Indigenous Federation of the Cofan People on the multi-billion dollar woes of Chevron in Ecuador

  July 6, 2012

Is Canada's Gold Corp. Good for Guatemala?
Lyuba Zarsky: 85% of gold revenues leave the country, where majority live in poverty

  November 14, 2011

Canadian Native Leaders and Activists Oppose Tar Sands Pipeline
180 protestors arrested as protest condemns PM Harper tar sands plans

  September 27, 2011

Mexican Police Stop COP16-Bound Caravan from Hosting Religious Ceremony at Chichen Itza
Mobile Broadcast News reports from a convergence of indigenous environmental activists headed to Cancun to oppose UN climate change conference

  December 6, 2010

'Dancing with Dynamite' in South America
Ben Dangl: Many social movements now opposing the same leaders they helped bring to power

  November 18, 2010

Olympic dream vs. Vancouver reality
Media love-in with Winter Olympics challenged by city's new journalist co-op

  March 4, 2010

Battle for the Amazon: People vs the government
The largest indigenous movement in decades battles to save the Amazon Basin from oil exploitation Pt 2

  August 14, 2009

Battle for the Amazon: People vs the government
The largest indigenous movement in decades battles to save the Amazon Basin from oil exploitation Pt 1

  August 13, 2009

Inside the Peruvian Amazon
Ben Powless: President can hunt indigenous leader all he wants, the movement came from below

  June 12, 2009

Last resort: Natives stand up
Canadian government plays divide and conquer with Algonquin indigenous people over logging

  December 17, 2008

Colombia's indigenous protest against Uribe
Thousands gather for 62-mile march to demand justice and land

  October 23, 2008

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