News & Articles

April 23, 2014
A high-end safari operator must turn over documents and testimony about alleged land-grabbing and violence to the leaders of three Maasai villages in Tanzania, according to an order issued Friday by a federal magistrate judge in Boston. The villagers, assisted by EarthRights International (ERI), petitioned to receive this evidence in order to support their fight in the Tanzanian courts to recover land that they lost to Thomson Safaris and damages for violent abuses and property destruction.
April 23, 2014

As the date of the 13th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues quickly approaches, our Guatemalan team is preparing to

April 22, 2014

Our Guatemalan Community Radio Project team welcomes its newest member, Ingrid Sub Cuc, to the team. Ingrid is half Kaqchikel, half Q’eqchi’ from Sololá, Guatemala. She grew up in Sololá, moving to the U.S. at age 12.

April 18, 2014
On January 4, 2014, three Cree men, Danny Metatawabin, Brian Okimaw, and Paul Mattinas, began a 1,700km trek from Attawapiskat First Nation to the Parliament Hill Building in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, to send a message and raise awareness of the treaty rights made between First Nations and the Canadian government. In the past, lack of housing, infrastructure, increasingly poor health care programs, and very few educational opportunities have led to unsustainable living conditions and a disproportionate percentage of social issues in First Nation’s communities.
April 17, 2014

On Tuesday, April 15, members of the Onondaga Nation, a treaty-­‐recognized sovereign nation with homelands in upstate New York, filed a petition against the United States with the Inter-­‐American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR).

April 14, 2014
April 14, 2014

Proud to Be Indigenous Week starts Sunday, May 11th. Are you part of it yet?!

April 10, 2014
Taseko Mines Ltd. applied to the Federal Government for a second judicial review on March 26, 2014 after their proposal for the New Prosperity gold and copper mine in Tsilhqot’in territory was yet again rejected. In late February, The proposed billion-dollar open pit mine, 125 kilometres south of Williams Lake, was rejected by the Ministry of Environment due to ‘adverse environmental effects’. This included negative impacts on water quality, fish, habitats in Fish Lake, land and resource use, and the cultural heritage of the Tsilhqot’in First Nation—problems that were described by the Federal Government as “scathing” and “damning.”
April 10, 2014

On March 26, 2014, the Quechua Federation of the Upper Pastaza River Basin (FEDIQUEP) declared a permanent strike until the Peruvian government shows signs of progress toward meeting the Federation’s conditions regarding compensation for oil contamination in its territory.

April 10, 2014

On April 7, 2014, in a magistrate courtroom in Nanyuki, Kenya, Samburu community members and their supporters battling for their land rights in Laikipia went head to head with African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), President Moi, and Kenya Wildlife Service (