Saturday, July 4, 2020

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A hospital’s secret coronavirus policy separated Native American mothers from their...

Pregnant Native American women were singled out for COVID-19 testing based on their race and ZIP code, clinicians say. While awaiting results, some mothers were separated from their newborns, depriving them of the immediate contact doctors recommend.

This is how COVID-19 is affecting indigenous people

The indigenous also suffer from a relatively high degree of socio-economic marginalization that makes them more vulnerable. This dynamic is not new.

Massacre in Nicaragua: Four indigenous community members killed for their land

“We are very concerned about the continued attack against indigenous people in Nicaragua, the lack of protection of their rights, and the impunity of the crimes committed against them.”

Climate justice and Indigenous rights advocates rally in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en...

Solidarity actions took the form of rallies and protests at government buildings in Canada as well as in the United States.

Canada working towards new future for Indigenous-led conservation

“The remaining lungs of the earth need to be respected. Those that work to protect those lungs deserve the same respect.”

Police were ready to shoot indigenous pipeline protesters in Canada, documents...

The protesters' lawyer Martin Peters said the police had acted as “security guards” for the company.

Indigenous protectors are defending the Amazon and ‘paying with their lives’

Human rights groups warned in an open letter that the Amazon’s last uncontacted indigenous people face “genocide,” amid raging fires and mounting incursions into their territories.

National Missing and Unidentified Persons System is providing free training on...

“Everybody can access this system. It’s not just for law enforcement.”

A new bill could help protect the sacred seeds of indigenous...

Clayton Brascoupé has farmed in the red-brown foothills of New Mexico's Sangre de Cristo Mountains for more than 45 years. A Mohawk-Anishnaabe originally...

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Senate kills amendment to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan

“The pandemic clearly shows that expensive endless wars that cost $6 trillion from taxpayers make Americans less safe as they take funds from critical needs like healthcare.”

House passes massive infrastructure bill, Senate Majority Leader calls it ‘nonsense’

The $1.5 trillion package includes investing in clean energy, public lands, and transit systems and focused less on building new roads.