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High school team changes name from Redskins
FanSided
Native American leaders have spoken out against the name, protests have been held, and many major sports publications have stopped using the term altogether when referring to the team, calling them instead “the Washington NFL team” or simply ... It's a ...

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Thu, May 21, 2015, Continue reading at the source

Why US & Canada Fear Human Rights Court
Indian Country Today Media Network
... November 21, 2008. Thousands of Indians marched to Bogota in a push for land rights and to protest free-trade negotiations and attacks on the country's indigenous population. ... The birth of advance agreements on how to resolve disputes among ...

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Thu, May 21, 2015, Continue reading at the source

Shell No! Enviro Advocates Say No To Arctic Drilling
Eugene Weekly
Shell protesters included well-known environmental groups such as Greenpeace and 350.org, grassroots organizations such as Rising Tide as well as indigenous peoples. Activists converged upon Seattle and Puget Sound for three days of protests, which ...

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Thu, May 21, 2015, Continue reading at the source

Patheos (blog)

Patheos (blog)

The Divine Protest of Pentecost: The Politics of Language and Respectability ...
Patheos (blog)
Indigenous langauges fared even worse in the United States, with the government funding Christian missionaries and denominations to forcibly assimilate indigenous peoples into Euro-American culture at boarding schools in the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Wed, May 20, 2015, Continue reading at the source

International Business Times

International Business Times

Mexico Elections 2015: Lorenzo Córdova Apologizes After Indigenous Insults ...
International Business Times
A demonstrator holding a Mexican flag is silhouetted during a protest in support of the 43 missing students in Mexico City on Dec. 1, 2014. The head of the country's National Electoral Institute was forced to apologize amid demands for his resignation ...

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Wed, May 20, 2015, Continue reading at the source

Global Voices Online

Global Voices Online

Despite Protests, Malaysia Still Plans to Build a Mega Dam That Could Displace ...
Global Voices Online
The local government of Sarawak in Malaysia is building a mega dam despite the fierce opposition of residents and indigenous peoples who will be affected by the project. Sarawak is part of Borneo Island, which is famous for its rich natural resources.

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Tue, May 19, 2015, Continue reading at the source

Global Voices Online

Global Voices Online

Despite Protests, Malaysia Still Plans to Build a Mega Dam That Could Displace ...
Global Voices Online
The local government of Sarawak in Malaysia is building a mega dam despite the fierce opposition of residents and indigenous peoples who will be affected by the project. Sarawak is part of Borneo Island, which is famous for its rich natural resources.

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Tue, May 19, 2015, Continue reading at the source

CounterPunch

CounterPunch

From Indigenous Struggle to Ecosocialism
CounterPunch
BOLIVIA: The indigenous peoples have had a long struggle against Morales, who tried to open a highway through Tipnis, trampling indigenous populations and natural reserves. The government used police aggression in repressing the protests.

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Tue, May 19, 2015, Continue reading at the source

Upside Down World

Upside Down World

Guatemala: Popular Protests Challenge Corruption and the Political Establishment
Upside Down World
“The city was the last focus of resistance that began with the indigenous peoples of Guatemala at the beginning of this government (of Otto Pérez Molina),” said Paco of Hijos Guatemala. “There is synthesis happening to identify that there is a ...

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Tue, May 19, 2015, Continue reading at the source
Photo courtesy of Julia Bleckner

Julia Bleckner is a Senior Associate in the Asia division at Human Rights Watch.

By Julia Bleckner
NEW YORK, May 18 2015 (IPS)

The August 2014 killing of Timir Baran Chakma, an indigenous Jumma activist, allegedly in Bangladeshi military custody, was protested by his supporters. His death, and the failure of justice, like the plight of his people across the Chittagong Hills region, received little international notice.

Photo courtesy of Julia Bleckner

Representatives of the Chittagong Hill Tracts Commission came to New York this month to shed light on the dire situation in the border region between India and Burma. Describing the ongoing crisis [...]

Mon, May 18, 2015, Continue reading at the source
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