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August 23, 2013

On August 18-19, 2013, our team at Cultural Survival started our second round of 12 exchanges between community radio stations in Guatemala.

August 23, 2013
The evidence from independent and government experts against the proposed New Prosperity Mine proves the Tsilhqot'in Nation is fully justified in its total opposition to the proposed Teztan Biny (Fish Lake) proposal. Dr. John Stockner from the UBC Fisheries Centre, a senior lake research scientist and past associate editor of Canada's most prestigious aquatic journal, the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science, told the federal panel hearing on the proposed New Prosperity mine that the project would render the lake dead to fish within a decade. Stockner testified the lake would effectively become an aquarium, and nutrient loading and algae blooms would create oxygen deficiencies in the water, resulting in a massive die-off of rainbow trout.
August 21, 2013

On December 26, 1862, thirty-eight Dakota men were hanged at Fort Snelling in Mankato, Minnesota in the largest mass execution in the history of the United States. Ordered by President Abraham Lincoln, the execution functioned as the U.S.

August 19, 2013
Land is an emotive issue in Kenya and has been associated with the many tribal clashes that have led to loss of life, destruction of property and displacement of thousands of people. The post- independence Kenya Government has had a dark history among the Indigenous Maasai people
August 16, 2013
The investment risk associated with not respecting Indigenous Peoples’ rights is real and growing.
August 15, 2013

The following is an excerpt from Gookwaii eeghai dhidii: Sitting at their Feet, a book by Gwich'in writer, Matthew Gilbert, which will be available for purchase in Winter 2013.    


I got into politics because of a girl.

August 12, 2013

August 9 was the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People. In Guatemala, Indigenous groups and organizations around the country commemorated this event by shutting down all the major highways in the country with organized demonstrations.

August 9, 2013

On Friday, August 9 at 11:00AM EST, in celebration of International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, we hosted a webinar, along with

August 8, 2013
The endangered Chimpanzee stands to have swathes of its forest habitat in Cameroon destroyed if a US company's controversial plans to establish a palm oil plantation in the area are not stopped.
August 8, 2013
James Anaya, the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous Peoples, released a report on August 6, 2013 addressing extractive industries and the implications that they have had for the rights of Indigenous Peoples.