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Yanomami Indians from Brazil and Venezuela met last month in Venezuela to discuss indigenous rights and national policies with government officials and NGOs.
Brazilian Indians have joined protestors in calling for an end to the onslaught on indigenous rights by the government.
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.
The World Council of Churches has called on the Canadian government to “listen carefully” to the concerns of Canada’s Indigenous leaders.
Amnesty has urged governments in the Americas to stop giving development projects priority over Indigenous Peoples’ rights and dignity.