share

“Freedom of speech,” said Eduardo Laroj, a station volunteer and DJ for Fiesta en mi pueblo, a program that broadcasts marimba orchestras. Laroj’s statement started the discussion on station objectives at a meeting in Sumpango, Guatemala on Saturday, March 8, 2014

Read more

Ak’Kutan Radio, the only Indigenous community radio station in the Toledo District of Belize, has just undergone renovations that are enabling them to reach more communities than ever before. They recently purchased a new radio antenna that is about 100 feet tall, and strategically placed it at the top of a large hill. Radio volunteer Sarah Priscie commented, “We have to climb 107 steps everyday to get up to the radio.” The strategic placing of the radio at the top of this hill has allowed the radio to reach many new communities that they were not able to reach before.

Read more

Two members of our Free, Prior and Informed Initiative (FPIC) team in Guatemala travelled to Panama and Costa Rica for three weeks this month to spread the word about the program to Indigenous communities in the two countries.

Read more

Katiba Institute, established to promote the understanding and implementation of Kenya’s new constitution, has reported that there has been an increase in human rights violations in the Samburu communities of Laikipia, Kenya. 

Read more

An opening song by Blackfeet Cherokee performing artist Maria Gladstone kicked off the The Indigenous New Media Symposium sponsored by the School of Media Studies hosted at the New School in New York City on February 21, 2014. The event brought together prominent Native American and First Nations media makers and creative activists to discuss how new media is being used in Indigenous communities to educate, organize, entertain, and advocate. The panel addressed topics such as confronting the ongoing Native stereotypes in mainstream media, the resurgence of Indigenous ways through new media, and discussed how this new outspoken generation is using their artistic endeavors for cultural, economical, and political change.

Read more

The Ngöbe people have inhabited the banks of the Tabasara for— in their words—forever, and if the Barro Blanco hydro project goes through, 460 of them will lose their homes, their villages, their livelihoods, their entire way of life, and what they call their paradise.

Read more

A Cameroonian judge in the Fako High Court has awarded former Herakles Farm employee Loxly Massango Epie 2.3 billion CFA (4.8 million USD) in a lawsuit claiming racial discrimination a

Read more

After being in the cold for over five months courtesy of government-sponsored forced evictions and because of broken promises for compensation from the Kenyan President and his deputy, the Maasai community of Narasha is living with uncertainty for the future.  According to community leaders, the current actions by KenGen and the committee appointed to look into ways of settling the dispute and compensate those whose houses were razed down by fire in July 2013 leav

Read more

Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras - See more at: http://www.culturalsurvival.org/take-action/honduras-stand-garifuna-peop...Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) reports and condemns the attempted murder of María Santos Domínguez, Coordinator of the Indigenous Advisory Organization of Río Blanco and of

Read more

The North American Indigenous Peoples’ Caucus (NAIPC) to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, which convened in Kamloops (Secwepemc Territory), British Columbia, Canada on March 1-2, 2014, has called for the cancellation of the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples in the letter below. Dear Ambassadors,

Read more

Known by the Tsilhqot’in people of the area as Teztan Biny, Fish Lake is a small lake located on the Chilcotin plateau in the Cariboo region of British Columbia on the Fish Creek Watershed, 125 kilometers southwest of the town of Williams Lake. Fish Lake lies within the picturesque lakes and forests of the Tsilhqot’in territory and is of great significance culturally and spiritually to the Tsilhqtot’in people. Throughout the last decade this land has been the subject of a battle between First Nations people and their supporters and Taseko Mines, Ltd.

Read more

Pages