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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.
Papuan leaders have voiced their concern at plans for Indonesian soldiers to build 1,500 km of new roads in the next two years to accelerate ‘development’ in West Papua.
Amnesty has welcomed a ruling by India’s Supreme Court over a long-running battle between mining company Vedanta Resources and indigenous communities in Orissa.
A team of indigenous Maori journalists from New Zealand has visited the Guarani Indians of Brazil to investigate their plight.
A Colombian judge has suspended mining concessions in an "unprecedented move" to protect Embera-Katío Indians’ land in north-west Colombia.
A letter from the General Secretary of the WCC to the Canadian Prime Minister calls on the government to “listen carefully” to the concerns of Canada’s Indigenous leaders.
The World Council of Churches has called on the Canadian government to “listen carefully” to the concerns of Canada’s Indigenous leaders.
An organisation representing indigenous peoples in Russia has been ordered to close, in the country’s latest crackdown on NGOs.
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