The controversial transnational corporation Vedanta Resources has suffered its third major blow in a month due to human rights concerns. The Indian state of Odisha has ordered a new investigation into the rights of the Dongria Kondh tribe affected by the company's bauxite mine.
Recent incidents of violence in Bagua, Peru, are further examples of the suppression of indigenous people's rights, says the head of the World Council of Churches. Just policies and an end to violence are needed for peace.
A delegation representing churches engaged with indigenous peoples across the globe, coordinated by the World Council of Churches, will form a delegation at the upcoming 8th session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.