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  • All My Relations: Food Sovereignty: A growing movement

    All My Relations: Food Sovereignty: A growing movement

    FROM THE EDITORS: We share the transcript of the second episode of All My Relations, with the two hosts, Matika Wilbur and Adrienne Keene, who share with us honest conversations about identity, colonialism, territory, sex, art, food, motherhood, resistance, in short. On multiple issues of concern to indigenous and non-indigenous peoples in our common effort…

  • All My Relations and indigenous feminism

    All My Relations and indigenous feminism

    FROM THE EDITORS: It is with great joy that we share the transcript of one of our favorite podcasts, All My Relations, with two hosts, Matika Wilbur and Adrienne Keene, who share with us honest conversations about identity, colonialism, territory, sex, art, food, motherhood, resistance, in short. On multiple issues of concern to indigenous and…

  • Domestic violence as a symptom of colonization and oppression of peoples

    Domestic violence as a symptom of colonization and oppression of peoples

    FROM THE EDITORS: In a relevant statement, a group of U.S. indigenous organizations issue a powerful call as part of October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month. They demand a deconstruction of patriarchal colonial violence and point out that this exercise of violence, its effects and its invisibilization are the product of a cultural rupture in their…

  • Brazil: “If we don’t die from the virus, Bolsonaro’s anti-indigenous policies will kill us”

    Brazil: “If we don’t die from the virus, Bolsonaro’s anti-indigenous policies will kill us”

    FROM THE EDITORS: The Bolsonaro government has shown an open violation of indigenous peoples’ rights either by omission or by undermining laws and institutions set to promote these rights. After all, Bolsonaro reached the presidency with ample support from agroindustry, and his anti-indigenous speeches were already apparent during his campaign. On June 22 and 23,…

  • #FuturosIndígenas: New Initiative Seeks to Transform Narratives for Climate Justice

    #FuturosIndígenas: New Initiative Seeks to Transform Narratives for Climate Justice

    A new communications collective that seeks to challenge and transform narratives for climate justice began its work the first week in June with a great enthusiasm and a warm welcome from local groups. Based in what is known today as Mexico and Guatemala, they are a solutions-based collective that uplifts the work and lives of…

  • Guatemala: Freedom for Bernardo Caal and for all water defenders

    Guatemala: Freedom for Bernardo Caal and for all water defenders

    FROM THE EDITORS: Bernardo Caal Xol has become a symbol of resistance in Guatemala, as well as of the criminalization of people defending Mother Earth. Caal is Maya Q’eqchi and together with his community organized a campaign against Oxec S.A., a transnational in charge of the construction of two hydroelectric dams on the Cahabón River,…

  • Ecuador: Communication Law Reform Threatens Communal Rights

    Ecuador: Communication Law Reform Threatens Communal Rights

    FROM THE EDITORS: In Ecuador, one of the first legislative actions of conservative President Guillermo Lasso has been to attempt to reform Ecuador’s Communication Law. By highlighting “freedom of expression” as an individual right, the new law would supersede rights already won under the Communication Law, which guarantee the right to information and communication as…

  • Indigenous Support for Palestine

    Indigenous Support for Palestine

    Since the bombing of Gaza began in early May, killing at least 240 Palestinians and leaving behind scores of flattened buildings and family apartments, indigenous people across Abya Yala have called out for an end to settler colonialism of Palestine. Although a cease fire has been called, many see clear parallels between the resistance of…

  • Urgent Call for “Treaty People Gathering” to Stop Tar Sands

    Urgent Call for “Treaty People Gathering” to Stop Tar Sands

    We are facing a critical moment of extinction, staring at us straight on, with burning eyes that spell climate disaster. While global agencies like the International Energy Agency, a body created in 1974 specifically to ensure oil security, are calling for a phasing out of fossil fuels to transition to alternative energies; corporate oil can’t…

  • Brazil: “Our fight continues to be for life, not only against the virus”

    Brazil: “Our fight continues to be for life, not only against the virus”

    APIB calls for the unity of the peoples: “After the worst March of our lives, we will bring April’s greatest mobilization of our struggles!“ The struggle of the indigenous peoples of Brazil to defend their land, territory, the environment, and the Amazon region of Mother Earth under their custody, has been extraordinary in exceptional conditions.…