indigenous people

  • August 25, 2011

    Peru’s Congress has approved a’ new law guaranteeing indigenous people’s right to free, prior and informed consent to any projects affecting them and their lands.

  • August 6, 2011

    Amnesty has urged governments in the Americas to stop giving development projects priority over Indigenous Peoples’ rights and dignity.

  • June 22, 2011

    Ethnohistorical and other studies show the great influence and power the historic Spanish mission had over the native population?s lives and souls in the Andean region, says Sabine Dedenbach-Salazar. At the same time as they document the missionaries' daily struggle to impose European ways of life onto other cultures, they also indicate that indigenous people were not only victims, but also agents in re-shaping their living conditions and their cultural identities.

  • May 26, 2011

    The official in charge of Rwanda’s controversial policy to eradicate all thatched roofs in the country has admitted that "sometimes we apply some force".

  • May 21, 2011

    Any prospect of peace is, for Andean people, the search for balance and harmony among all beings that live in the same space, the IEPC has heard.

  • April 28, 2011

    The United Methodist Church is making good on a pledge to support a learning centre at the Western site of an 1864 massacre of Native Americans.

  • March 6, 2011

    The colonial rule of the Spanish in the Andes was repressive, says Sabine Dedenbach-Salazar. But the contemporary worldview of the Quechua people shows that the decision of the European rulers to use the native languages to teach the indigenous peoples the new faith influenced how those people managed old and new concepts.

  • February 17, 2011

    In a historic court ruling, US oil company Chevron has been fined $8.6 billion for polluting a huge area of the Ecuadorian Amazon.

  • February 10, 2011

    In encountering Tupac Enrique Acosta in prison, Colin Bossen met someone with an analysis of the Arizona anti-immigration bill's place in a history that put it firmly within the context of the ongoing repression of the indigenous peoples of North America.

  • February 9, 2011

    An indigenous Shuar leader, has been arrested just two days after being chosen as leading candidate for the presidency of Ecuador’s main indigenous organisation.