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Chapter 5 - Indigenous peoples and the rights of nature

Moira Millán: urgent situation of Indigenous people in Patagonia

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Moira and Vilma had travelled from southern Patagonia to Europe to spread awareness of the urgent situation for Indigenous peoples in the south of Argentina, and to strengthen bonds of international solidarity. 

Kopenawa, Krenak, Kayapo

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Brazil's Indigenous leaders are at last being recognized, reports Jan Rocha. But will anything really change in their 500-year-old struggle, as Brazil's Congress continues to defend the interests that seek to annihilate them?

Paraguay: the Paĩ Tavyterã and the changing climate

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Paĩ Tavyterã Indigenous communities are employing ancestral knowledge and advocacy against the impacts of climate change

Eliane Brum: contemplating the Amazon, the centre of the world, through...

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In an extraordinary interview, Brazilian journalist Eliane Brum explains how language is fundamental to the life of the Amazon and its peoples

Mexico: guardians of the cenotes

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The Kanan Ts'ono'ot collective is making history in Mexico by demanding that cenotes be granted legal status and the Maya people named as their guardians against threats posed by industrial farming.

Solidarity with Mapuche defenders

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Two Indigenous activists from ancestral lands now known as Argentina visited the UK last week for a convergence of global social movements, hosted by War on Want.

Ailton Krenak: Samba to portray our vision

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Brazilian Indigenous leader Ailton Krenak is made a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters. Meanwhile Samba schools at Carnival gave voice to Indigenous and Black peoples

Yasuní National Park under threat once again

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Ecuadorian President Daniel Noboa now plans to continue oil extraction in Yasuní National Park – in defiance of the August national referendum result. Leonidas Iza, President of CONAIE, denounced the proposal as illegal and authoritarian.

‘I’m still alive’: Yanomami to be honoured at Carnaval do Brasil

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On Sunday, February 11, day two of Brazil’s five-day Carnival extravaganza, the Yanomami people will be honoured at the samba parade by Salgueiro, one the oldest, most venerated samba schools in Rio de Janeiro.

COP28: protest against Brazilian miner Vale’s ‘demagogy’

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Black and Indigenous Brazilian protestors halted a joint panel at the COP28 climate conference, where the mining company Vale and government representatives were talking complacently about 'energy transition'.

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