• Protecting indigenous cultures is crucial for saving the world’s biodiversity

    Species are being lost at about a thousand times the natural rate of extinction. This is faster than at any other period in human history. Ecosystems — the vital systems on which all life depends — are being degraded across the globe. This crisis of biodiversity loss is finally getting some attention. But its connection to another […]

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  • Indigenous pain and protest written in the history of signatures

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised this article contains the names and voices of deceased people. When was the last time you signed your name? Perhaps you are more familiar with the frustrations of trying to insert a digital image of your cursive signature into an inadequate space in a PDF document? You […]

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  • Top NGOs Violate Indigenous Rights in Name of Conservation: UN

    The World Wildlife Fund, Conservation International and the Wildlife Conservation Society stand accused of displacing Indigenous peoples and violating their rights. Some of the world’s leading conservation groups are violating the rights of Indigenous people by backing projects that oust them from their ancestral homes in the name of environmental preservation, a top U.N. expert […]

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  • Aboriginal group fights to stop $16bn Carmichael coalmine, Australia’s largest

    An Aboriginal group in central Queensland is attempting to prevent Australia’s largest mine from being established on its ancestral land, in what is shaping up to be an unprecedented test of the country’s native title laws. Representatives for the Wangan and Jagalingou people have formally rejected an Indigenous land use agreement that would see Indian […]

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  • Indigenous turn to ecotourism to protect ancestral forests

    When Lukas Alfario Surya Dewanto arrived at the remote Sui Utik hamlet deep in the forests of West Kalimantan province last year, he wasn’t sure what to expect. A student at the University of Gadjah Mada in Yogyakarta, Dewanto and his friends had little understanding of indigenous culture and life. After two months of living […]

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  • 14-year-old Activist Chides World Leaders Over Climate Change

    In 1992, 12-year-old Severn Suzuki silenced the world at the Earth Summit in Rio De Janeiro. She had traveled 5,000 miles, from Canada to Brazil, to speak on behalf of protecting the earth for the generations that would inherit it. World leaders had come together at this summit to address the issue of climate change […]

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  • Bank implicated in Kenya Maasai eviction

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  • One year on: WWF fails to act against abuse of ‘Pygmies

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  • Tanzania Condemned for Violence Against Maasai

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