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Human rights defenders from Colombia and Guatemala have exposed degrading environmental, ecological, economic and social impacts on indigenous communities.
Activists from indigenous communities in Guatemala and Colombia have been presenting cases to a UN business and human rights forum.
National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald has spoken about the "living relationship" that indigenous people have with the land.
The rights of indigenous peoples in Guatemala are under threat from large scale extraction of natural resources.
Survivors of a massacre in which sixteen Yanomami Indians were killed by illegal gold-miners 20 years ago have spoken out as miners continue to invade their land.
In a landmark judgment, an Australian mining company has been fined for desecrating an Aboriginal sacred site.
Brazilian Indians have joined protestors in calling for an end to the onslaught on indigenous rights by the government.
A Guarani Indian man was killed on 12 June in southern Brazil, reportedly by gunmen working for the cattle ranchers who have occupied his community’s land.
Brazil’s head of indigenous affairs has resigned, citing ill health. Her resignation follows the police killing of a Terena Indian and moves against indigenous rights.
A former general who presided over a reign of terror in Guatemala during the 1980s has been convicted of genocide.