Tag: indigenous people
Keeping forests standing is one of the most effective and important ways to keep the world below dangerous levels of warming.
"Land and environmental defenders play a vital role in protecting these climate-critical forests and ecosystems."
“The effect of a wall is already in us. It already divides us… It’s a psychological wall.”
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.
Who should we be honoring?
The indigenous also suffer from a relatively high degree of socio-economic marginalization that makes them more vulnerable. This dynamic is not new.
“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.”
Solidarity actions took the form of rallies and protests at government buildings in Canada as well as in the United States.
“The remaining lungs of the earth need to be respected. Those that work to protect those lungs deserve the same respect.”
The protesters' lawyer Martin Peters said the police had acted as “security guards” for the company.