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Aboriginal Specific News – World – Page 2

Stealing A Nation

Stealing a Nation was a documentary by John Pilger and Chris Martin ‘Stealing A Nation’ (2004) is a film about the plight of the Chagos Islands, whose Indigenous population was secretly and brutally expelled by British Governments in the late 1960s and early 1970s to make way for an American military base. The tragedy, which […]

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World Mental Health Day: Suicide epidemic ravages Guarani

Ahead of World Mental Health Day on October 10th, Survival International has revealed shocking new suicide figures afflicting the Guarani tribe in Brazil. The tribe faces a suicide rate at least 34 times the national average due to the loss of their ancestral lands and constant attacks by gunmen. Figures reveal that, on average, at […]

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Three Indigenous Protesters Murdered for Defending their Territory in Honduras

While carrying out peaceful actions to defend their territory from the illegal exploitation of natural resources and forest clearing, three Indigenous Tolupan from Yoro district in Honduras, María Enriqueta Matute, Armando Funez Medina and Ricardo Soto Funez, were murdered on Sunday. At the time, the Tolupan community of San Francisco de Locomapa was carrying out […]

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West Papua: Indigenous leaders forced to sign away land to major food company

One of Indonesia’s largest consumer goods companies, PT Mayora, has been named by traditional Indigenous leaders from West Papua who say they were forced to sign away their lands under threat of being branded as “OPM/separatists” by the Indonesian police. Ambrosius Laku Kaize, Adat (Customary Chief) of the village of Kampung Yowid, Tubang District, Merauke, […]

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Plans to evict Botswana Bushmen revealed by leaked report

The leaked report details how to evict Ranyane residents who resist relocation, such as sealing their borehole. © Survival International Survival International has obtained detailed plans for the forced relocation of Bushmen by a local council in western Botswana, despite a recent High Court order prohibiting their forced eviction and central government assurances that no evictions would take place. […]

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The Zapatistas’ first school opens for session

Last December, tens of thousands of indigenous Zapatistas mobilized, peacefully and in complete silence, to occupy five municipal government office buildings in the state of Chiapas, Mexico. That same day, which coincided with the end of one cycle on the Maya calendar, Zapatistas released a communiqué, asking, “Did you hear it?” It appears that the […]

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Overrepresentation of Indigenous Peoples in Incarceration is a Global Concern

By Johanna Rincon The overrepresentation of Indigenous people in incarceration is at epidemic proportions in many regions of the world.  In Australia, Aboriginal people make up only 2.3 percent of the total population, yet make up over 28 percent of Australia’s prison population.  Aboriginal people across Australia are 14 times more likely to be imprisoned […]

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Survival celebrates tribes’ ingenious skills on UN Indigenous Day 8 August 2013

Survival is marking UN Indigenous Day with a gallery featuring tribal peoples’ ingenious skills and the threats they face. © Claudia Andujar/Survival Survival International has published a photographic gallery ahead of UN Indigenous Day on August 9, showing some of the extraordinary skills of the world’s tribal peoples and the threats they face to their lives and […]

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Tanks move in around Earth’s most threatened tribe

Brazil’s military has moved in to stop illegal logging around the land of Earth’s most threatened tribe. © Exército Brasileiro Survival International has received reports that Brazil’s military has launched a major ground operation against illegal logging around the land of the Awá, Earth’s most threatened tribe. Hundreds of soldiers, police officers and Environment Ministry special […]

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Towards understanding Pukhtoon Jirga

Now if the jirga still enjoys a slightly respectable place in Pukhtoon culture, it is because of its previous track record. Jirga, in the past, has resulted in various just decisions even against the influential people as well as criminals. It protected the weaker section from exploitation. It also made quick decisions and kept the […]

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