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India’s Minister of Tribal Affairs, has announced that he supports the "integration" of tribal communities into "mainstream" society – a policy shown to be disastrous.
The FTSE 100 mining giant Vedanta is challenging a ban on mining the sacred mountain of India’s Dongria Kondh tribe.
In a momentous decision, Botswana’s Court of Appeal have quashed a ruling that denied the Kalahari Bushmen access to water on their ancestral lands.
Visitors to the international tourism fair in Madrid today, (22 January 2011) were met by Survival protestors calling for a boycott of tourism to Botswana.
Kalahari Bushmen pleaded for the right to water in Botswana’s Court of Appeal on 17 January 2011.
Botswana’s Court of Appeal will next week begin a hearing to decide whether Bushmen living on their ancestral lands have the right to water.
Penan tribespeople in Sarawak, in the Malaysian part of Borneo, have launched a legal case against the logging giant Samling.
Fifteen per cent of the recently contacted Korubo Indians in Brazil have died since the year 2000, as a result of inadequate health care.
The US has formally endorsed the UN Declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples, meaning that no countries now oppose it.
The Botswana government has flouted a court victory which saw the Kalahari Bushmen win the right to live on their ancestral lands.