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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.
A former general who presided over a reign of terror in Guatemala during the 1980s has been convicted of genocide.
The Brazilian authorities have evicted Indians from the Belo Monte dam site, where they were protesting for their land rights.