Tag: indigenous people
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."
Even after the mass arrests on Monday, the Anishinaabe and their allies camped out at the site and plan to continue their direct action.
The country’s Supreme Court has agreed to review the process around a past case that cancelled the demarcation of an Indigenous territory claimed by the Guarani Kaiowá people.
The White House remains silent on both of the pipeline projects, which Indigenous communities say are blatant cases of racism and injustice.
"This is a critical step towards righting the wrongs of the past and setting our nation on a path of environmental, climate, and social justice."
“Public lands are stolen lands,” asserted Red Nation. “Indigenous people have the right to practice their culture and spiritual ways on Indigenous land without fear of repression, discrimination, or violence.”