• Estudiantes de secundaria coimunitaria. Foto: Eva López Chávez

    Oaxaca Indigenous Public Schools: Lessons Learned on Community Education

    FROM THE EDITORS: This relevant article is part of the Tzam Trece Semillas Zapatistas project, a plural, multicultural space that proposes a dialogue (tzam means dialogue in Ayapaneco) between communities, ideas, projects, dreams of the original Mexican peoples. The project’s goal is to publish the work of 130 collaborators in thirteen months, from May 2021 to May…

  • Los peligros del incremento de la minería “verde” en América para la transición energética del norte

    The dangers of more “green” mining in the Americas for the energy transition in the North

    SOURCE: Red Muqui. Translated by: Andrea Pisera The myths of “green,” “sustainable” and “climate smart” mining are gaining traction across the world. Companies are marketing these mines as “green,” and present them as the solution to the climate crisis in order to attract investors. They promote Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) criteria, and the…

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    Indigenous Midwives and Healers Denounce Appropriation of Traditional Medicine via Mexico’s Health Law Reform

    FROM THE EDITORS: Last April, the House of Representatives approved reforms to Mexico’s Health Law to regulate traditional and complementary medicine. Several indigenous and civil society groups have rejected the reforms, calling the law unconstitutional for violating the right of indigenous people to free, prior, and informed consent. Traditional indigenous medicine and practices, including midwifery,…

  • Bioregional Plan to Protect the Lungs of the Planet

    FROM THE EDITORS: A large alliance representing 30 indigenous nationalities, inhabitants and protectors of 35 million hectares of the Peruvian and Ecuadorian Amazon, published the “Bioregional Plan: Sacred Headwaters 2030” to present a strategic plan for the protection and conservation of forests led by indigenous peoples. The plan includes concrete transition actions towards indigenous self-determination…

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    Indigenous Activism Has Helped Lower Greenhouse Gases by 24 Percent

    A new report released by the Indigenous Environmental Network and Oil Change International, shows the positive impact indigenous peoples’ fight for the environment has had in lowering greenhouse gas emissions. According to the report, by quantifying the amount of carbon dioxide that has been stopped or delayed in the last decade through indigenous and environmental…

  • Manoomin, arroz salvaje

    New Lawsuit Filed to Defend the Rights of Nature and Wild Rice

    A few days before the bleak UN climate report was released, warning us how time is shrinking for humans to curb the climate crisis, Chippewa indigenous leaders presented a lawsuit on behalf of Manoomin, or wild rice. The lawsuit is making a last attempt to stop the construction of Line 3 oil pipeline by Enbridge…

  • Territorio. Photo: Norma Alicia Palma Aguirre

    Tzam: 13 Seeds in 13 Months to Celebrate 130 Indigenous Voices

    FROM THE EDITORS: With this article, we present a project in Mexico by Desinformémonos, Tzam:13 Zapatista Seeds, a space for dialogue (Tzam meaning dialogue in Ayapaneco) between indigenous artists, writers, poets, and community leaders. The project’s goal is to feature the work of 130 collaborators during thirteen months between May 2021 to May 2022, based…

    Peru: 50 organizations call for an ecological transition towards economic recovery

    FROM THE EDITORS: As Peru’s new President Pedro Castillo takes office and announces his government plan for the next five years—which includes promises to vaccinate 70% of the population by the end of the year, a new constitutional assembly, free college education, as well as expanding mining exploration and an active participation of the armed…