Land opposed could award thousands of indigenous Americans new rights in Canada

A British Columbia supreme court ruling allowing a Native American in the US to hunt in Canada could give tens of thousands new rights When Rick Desautel shoot the elk perched high on a immerse hillside, he followed his typical routine: he retrieved the fallen animal, garmented it and packed out the meat to his […]

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‘They’re billin’ us for killin’ us’: activists fight Dakota pipeline’s final stretch

Opponents of the 160-mile Bayou Bridge pipeline, which will cross Native American land and 700 bodies of water, have chained themselves to machinery As the flat-bottom fishing boat speeds through waterways deep inside Louisiana’s Atchafalaya basin, the largest river swamp in the US, the landscape suddenly shifts from high banks of sediment and oil pipeline […]

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‘The war goes on ‘: one tribe caught up in Colombia’s armed conflict

David Hill: Proportion 1 of a report on human rights and indigenous Siona people in the Putumayo region in the Amazon Placido Yaiguaje Payaguaje, an indigenous Siona man, was standing right where his 80 -something mother was blown apart by a land-mine. There was a crater about the size of a beach ball. Surrounding foliage […]

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The ecological misfortune that turned a vast Bolivian lake into a salt desert

What was once the countrys second largest lagoon is now a salt flat and the vanishing waters are taking an indigenous communities way of life with them The remainder of an ancient sea at the heart of South America is fast becoming a memory: a white plain of salt stretches for miles, with simply a […]

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‘The war goes on ‘: one tribe caught up in Colombia’s armed conflict

David Hill: Component 1 of a report on human rights and indigenous Siona people in the Putumayo region in the Amazon Placido Yaiguaje Payaguaje, an indigenous Siona man, was standing right where his 80 -something mother was blown apart by a land-mine. There was a crater about the size of a beach ball. Surrounding foliage […]

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The struggle in Iqaluit: north and south collide in Canada’s Arctic capital

Iqaluit shot to prominence in 1995 as the capital for a bold endeavor in Inuit self-government. But their fight to carve out a modern city that still pays tribute to ancient traditions had just begun As her automobile winds along one of Iqaluits few roads, Alethea Arnaquq-Baril points to one of the few houses that […]

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