Tag: indigenous people
US and Mexican activists fighting new oil and gas projects said they had to give a basic lesson on the harm caused by fracking during meetings with financiers in London.
Native tribes are reliant on their local water sources, which have been continuously exploited and contaminated by the U.S. government and non-Native people. Indigenous groups are finding new ways to demand justice.
Indigenous leaders said the bank's role in enabling the expansion of the oil and gas industry was pushing the Amazon rainforest closer to the brink of collapse.
The Amazonian Indigenous organizations leading the plan aim to center Indigenous-led forest management and land tenure to protect endemic species.
Direct action by indigenous peoples and others most directly threatened, both in their material impact as well as their catalytic effect on wider activist movements, is the decisive factor.
To recognize the significant role Indigenous peoples’ play in global conservation efforts, Mongabay rounds up some of this year’s most impactful stories.
“We need everyone who can to come to the frontlines in support. We need those who can’t come here in person to amplify this message through every available channel.”
“The treaties are not just a concern for Indigenous people. They were entered into by the U.S. government, and as citizens, we have a responsibility to ensure our government honors that law.”
"[L]anguage allows indigenous societies to use the biodiversity that surrounds them as a 'living pharmacy' and to describe the medicinal properties of plants."