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The Peruvian government has confirmed that uncontacted Indians are living inside an area being drilled by oil company Pacific Rubiales.
At least three ministers have resigned in Peru, amidst increasing pressure to approve a controversial gas project in the Amazon.
In a landmark judgment, an Australian mining company has been fined for desecrating an Aboriginal sacred site.
Mining giant Vedanta Resources has been humiliated ahead of its AGM after tribal villages in India voted against its plans to build a bauxite mine on their sacred mountain.
Botswana’s government has prevented a UK lawyer from entering the country to represent Kalahari Bushmen in a High Court hearing about the tribe’s access to their ancestral land.
A delegation of Ye’kuana and Sanema Indians have travelled to Venezuela’s capital to express their fears about the devastating effects mining is having on their land.
An object sacred to the Hopi people has been returned after dozens of katsinam (‘friends’) were sold at a Paris auction house despite repeated requests and litigation.
An Amazonian tribe has sent an urgent appeal to shareholders of Pacific Rubiales to protect the uncontacted Indians whose survival is threatened by the company.
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.
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