In response to attacks on indigenous rights, Brazil's National Indigenous Association has called for a national mobilization. Thousands of indigenous peoples are marching across Brazil.
Our special guest this year was Mayalu Txucarramãe, an indigenous woman leader from Brazil working to defend her people from the Belo Monte Dam.
The vast majority of Ecuadorians want to preserve Yasuní-ITT, and many of them held a vigil in front of the Presidential Palace to show their support for the plan.
Our honored guests this year were Kichwa leaders from the Sarayaku community in Ecuador, who made world news headlines recently by winning their case before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.
Scenes from the indigenous-led occupation of Pimental Island on the Xingu River. More than 300 people representing 21 indigenous villages and 9 different ethnicities are participting so far.
Nearly 1500 people used Rio’s Flamengo Beach as a canvas. Their bodies formed the lines of an enormous image promoting the importance of free-running rivers, truly clean energy and including indigenous knowledge as part of the solution to climate issues.
300 indigenous people, small farmers, fisherfolk, and local residents occupied the Belo Monte Dam project, removing a strip to restore the Xingu's natural flow and "freeing the river."
International coalition shakes things up at Chevron annual shareholder meetingMay 30, 2012
Each year Chevron faces opposition at its shareholder meeting, but this protest drew a larger and more diverse crowd galvanized by the oil giant's year of legal problems, oil spills and fines for reckless business practices.
Top judges of the Inter-American Human Rights Court visited the Kichwa indigenous community of Sarayaku to investigate their long-running case against the Ecuadorian government over rights abuses.
Four Achuar leaders traveled from deep in the Amazon rainforest to Canada to confront Talisman Energy for drilling for oil in their ancestral territory.