indigenous rights

July 20, 2022
Lucía Cholakian Herrera

The 1924 attack was finally proven and recognized during the Napalpí truth trials held this year, and reparations have begun.

May 31, 2022
Carole Concha Bell

After vowing to do things differently, the Boric administration has invoked a familiar playbook in Mapuche territory. The difficult of breaking with the status quo speaks to the entrenched power of the Right.

February 10, 2022
María Inés Taracena

After a decades-long fight against transnational mining interests and state repression, the community’s case could set a new precedent for Indigenous land and resource rights.

November 16, 2021
Vaclav Masek

In the latest episode of a lengthy saga of repression and resistance, Maya communities demanding to be consulted about a foreign-owned nickel mine in their territories now live under a state of siege.

September 22, 2020
Amy Booth

After the interim government declared an early end to the school year, patchy internet and poverty threaten to reduce the number of low-income youth that pursue higher education.

December 5, 2019
Eve Bratman

Record fires in Brazil’s Amazon this year marked a political protest led by ranchers who, already empowered under Bolsonaro’s government, are keen to push the government to fully embrace a dictatorship-era extractive doctrine. 

October 15, 2019
Nicholas Copeland

A recent report and response demonstrate how the Escobal Mine attempts to manipulate the public with the complicity of corrupt state institutions.

July 30, 2019
José Luis Granados Ceja and Urooba Jamal

A recent court ruling demonstrated the extent of Canadian complicity in mining deaths worldwide—and how far the country still has to go in recognizing its role.

October 9, 2018
Jacquelyn Kovarik

The rights-monitoring app was launched earlier this year in 11 countries—but some activists and experts wonder if it's just another colonial tool to extract indigenous knowledge. 

April 11, 2017
Gregory Wilpert

Ecuador’s president-elect Lenín Moreno defeats neoliberal candidate Guillermo Lasso amidst an economic downturn and political controversy.  

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