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October 31, 2013
“Food sovereignty is knowing the species we have on our lands, knowing what kind of seeds to plant in each territory,” said Clemencia Herrera from the Colombian Amazon in the working group on food sovereignty and the World Conference of Indigenous Women, which took place in Lima, Peru, October 28-30, 2013.
October 31, 2013
Carol Gonzalez Aguilar, a participant observer at the World Conference on Indigenous Women held in Lima, Peru, from 27 to 30 October 2013, shares her concern about climate change that she recognized from living in the community in recent years. It has changed the very way of life in their community as well as the traditional systems, economics, and foodstuffs.
October 30, 2013

Andrea Landry is also known by her Indigenous name, which is Migizi Odey Kwe, meaning Eagle Heart Woman. She comes from Pays Plat First Nation in Ontario, Canada, part of the Anishinaabe (Ojibway) people. Andrea is young, but has experience beyond her years.

October 30, 2013

Over two hundred women from Africa, the Arctic, Asia, Latin America, North America, the Pacific, and Russia are gathering in Lima, Peru from October 28th to 30th during the World Conference of Indigenous Women.

October 29, 2013
The criminal silence by the government of Kenya and KenGen (the geothermal company that extracts power from Narasha) was a tactical retreat by the government and KenGen to devise a new strategy to not only evict the Maasai from their ancestral land in Narasha but to use divisive mechanisms to weaken the Maasai resolve not to cede an inch of their land without due process of the law and respect for their rights.
October 26, 2013
Lenca communities, with the assistance COPINH, are engaged in resistance to a new form of colonialism: this time the damming of the local rivers that are so vital to the community. The proposed dam of the Gualcarque River, which would be financed and developed by both foreign and Honduran investors, would provide hydroelectricity and water for mining operations in this part of the country.
October 23, 2013

Indigenous Women of the World Unite in Lima, Peru

Indigenous women leaders from every continent will join together in Lima, Peru, to demand that States eradicate violence.

October 21, 2013

On October 5, Asociación Mujb’ ab’l yol celebrated their 15 year anniversary with a special celebration at their Capacity Building Centre in San Mateo, Quetzaltenango.

October 19, 2013

On October 15, 2013, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, concluded an eight-day trip to Canada.

October 17, 2013
MONTREAL—For the first time, a Canadian mining company will appear in a Canadian court for actions committed overseas. Hudbay Minerals, Inc, will be standing trial for murder, rapes and attacks committed against Indigenous Guatemalans by security personnel working for Hudbay’s subsidiary, Compañía Guatemalteca de Níquel (CGN). The court case is proceeding thanks to a precedent-setting decision from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, which ruled this past July in favour of the Mayan Q'eqchi' people of Lote Ocho, near El Estor, Guatemala.