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Brazil Alters Indigenous Land Demarcation Process, Sparking Conflict

Brazil Alters Indigenous Land Demarcation Process, Sparking Conflict

Brazil has shifted authority over demarcation of indigenous lands from Funai, its Indian agency, to the Justice Ministry, amid indigenous rights group protests

February 2, 2017Mongabay

With the issuance of a federal decree in mid-January, Brazil's government announced major changes to the procedure by which it formally demarcates indigenous lands – a move applauded by the ruralistas industrial agriculture lobby and large landowners, but greeted with alarm by indigenous land rights activists.

Brazil Changes Land Demarcation Procedure in Blow To Indigenous Groups

January 19, 2017Reuters

"We feared the government would take this brazen step to deeply undermine indigenous land rights," said Christian Poirier of Amazon Watch. "The ruralistas are the clear winners of this move."

Brazil Stops Demarcating Land for Indigenous People: Ex-Government Agency Official

January 11, 2017Reuters

Facing pressure from agricultural interests, Brazil has stopped formally demarcating land for indigenous communities in a threat to rainforest conservation efforts.

Letter from the Shuar Arutam People to the Country and the World

January 4, 2017

As many of you know, recent days have been very dangerous for our people. These days have not yet ended and are, indeed, probably only the beginning of a great territorial dispute initiated by the National Government against the Shuar Arutam People.

Peruvian Indigenous Federation Tells Oil Company: Stay Out of Our Territory

The Achuar federation, representing 45 communities within Block 64 in the northern Peruvian Amazon, publicly bans Chilean oil company GeoPark from entering their territory

December 20, 2016

"We have lived through the bad experience of damages to our habitat, health, and life as a result of activities related to the Northern Peruvian Oil Pipeline and activities of the oil company Talisman, from which there continue to be environmental liabilities, in part within our territory, that to date have not been remediated," the Achuar wrote in the statement. "Given this we have taken the firm decision to not permit any oil activity within our territory."

Amazonian Tribe in Peru Says It Will Block New Oil Drilling Plans

Amazonian Tribe in Peru Says It Will Block New Oil Drilling Plans

December 9, 2016Reuters

An indigenous federation opposed to a recently approved plan for oil drilling in the Peruvian Amazon said on Friday that native communities will physically block any attempt by oil companies to operate on their lands.

Sarayaku Fights on for Justice

Sarayaku Fights on for Justice

Sarayaku presents evidence that Ecuador failed to comply with historic human rights court judgment

December 2, 2016

Four years after the historic verdict in their favor from the Inter-American Court on Human Rights of the Organization of American States, the Kichwa community of Sarayaku was back in San Jose, Costa Rica today facing off with the Ecuadorian government, which has failed to comply with the most critical components of the Court's landmark 2012 ruling.

We're Not Giving Up On Our Climate! Our Future Is Depending On Us!

We're Not Giving Up On Our Climate! Our Future Is Depending On Us!

November 22, 2016

We will not let Trump or anyone else stand in our way of defending our climate, our rights, or the Amazon. Join us in calling for an end to Amazon crude and to keep all fossil fuels in the ground to avert climate chaos!

Ecuador's Indigenous Peoples Strengthen Resolve To Protect Rights and Resources

Ecuador's Indigenous Peoples Strengthen Resolve To Protect Rights and Resources

November 4, 2016

In the face of direct attempts by the government to subvert its leadership and the continued encroachment of oil and mineral exploitation further into the Amazon, an organized, strengthened CONFENIAE is critical to the defense of Amazonian peoples and lands, and needs our support.

Amazon Watch Stands in Solidarity with Water Protectors at Standing Rock

Amazon Watch Stands in Solidarity with Water Protectors at Standing Rock

October 28, 2016

On October 27th in North Dakota, indigenous water protectors and their allies were assaulted by over 300 police officers in riot gear, ATVs and armored vehicles. Police used pepper spray, concussion grenades and a sound cannon against non-violent activists in an outrageous and unnecessary use of force. This is yet another example of what indigenous peoples face across the globe when they stand in opposition to forces more interested in profit than in environmental protection or indigenous rights.

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