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Brazilian Indians secure nationwide land victory

Brazilian Indians secure nationwide land victory 24 December

A proposal to change the constitution and give Congress power in the demarcation of indigenous territories has been shelved.

Villagers evacuated after homes taken over by uncontacted Indians

Villagers evacuated after homes taken over by uncontacted Indians 23 December

The area is the ancestral land of uncontacted Mashco-Piro Indians.

 
Venezuelan Indians reveal alarm as armed gangs advance

Venezuelan Indians reveal alarm as armed gangs advance 18 December

Venezuelan tribes are demanding the removal of illegal miners and armed gangs, some claiming to be members of the FARC.

 
UN official condemns 'massive destruction' of uncontacted tribe's land

UN official condemns ‘massive destruction’ of uncontacted tribe’s land 15 December

Uncontacted Ayoreo Indians are forced to flee from cattle ranchers' bulldozers that are destroying their forest home.

 
Indonesian security forces shoot dead 5 Papuan teenagers

Indonesian security forces shoot dead 5 Papuan teenagers 11 December

Five tribal teenagers have been shot dead by Indonesian security forces in West Papua.

 
UN condemns Botswana's treatment of Bushmen

UN condemns Botswana’s treatment of Bushmen 11 December

The UN Special Rapporteur on cultural rights has voiced concerns over restrictions placed on Bushmen

 
Human Rights Day: tribal leaders assassinated for defending their land

Human Rights Day: tribal leaders assassinated for defending their land 9 December

Survival highlights five murders of tribal people fighting for their land

 
Brazil: Munduruku Indians strike back against dam danger

Brazil: Munduruku Indians strike back against dam danger 4 December

The Munduruku tribe has embarked on a landmark mission to map out its ancestral territory

 

Success!

Land at last for Indians evicted by fraudster

Land at last for Indians evicted by fraudster

Decades after it was stolen, Paraguay's President Cartes has today signed a historic bill to return Enxet Indians their land.

 
 

In their words

"We are fighting for our land, and we are being killed, one by one. They want to get rid of us altogether… We are in a state of despair, but we will not give up."”
Eliseu Lopes

 

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