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Santiago Manuin, Indigenous Leader in Peru, Dies at 63

Santiago Manuin, Indigenous Leader in Peru, Dies at 63

Santiago Manuin, Indigenous Leader in Peru, Dies at 63 Santiago Manuin, Indigenous Leader in Peru, Dies at 63 This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here. This was clear to Santiago Manuin: Indigenous tribes of the Amazon had the right to protect their land and to take part …

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Chief Beaten by Police Is Longtime Fighter for Indigenous Rights

Chief Beaten by Police Is Longtime Fighter for Indigenous Rights

Chief Beaten by Police Is Longtime Fighter for Indigenous Rights Chief Beaten by Police Is Longtime Fighter for Indigenous Rights TORONTO — He survived Canada’s notoriously abusive schools for Indigenous children and went on to lead his own nation. He battled governments and oil giants over the pollution of his traditional territory, garnering him the praise and admiration of Desmond …

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Seven Colombian Soldiers Charged in Rape of Indigenous Girl

Seven Colombian Soldiers Charged in Rape of Indigenous Girl

Seven Colombian Soldiers Charged in Rape of Indigenous Girl Seven Colombian Soldiers Charged in Rape of Indigenous Girl BOGOTÁ, Colombia — Seven Colombian soldiers have been charged in the rape of a 13-year-old Indigenous girl, an announcement that has alarmed many in a nation already grappling with the military’s long record of abuse, including illegal killings and accusations of sexual …

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Paulinho Paiakan, Indigenous Defender of Rainforest, Dies at 67

Paulinho Paiakan, Indigenous Defender of Rainforest, Dies at 67

Paulinho Paiakan, Indigenous Defender of Rainforest, Dies at 67 Paulinho Paiakan, Indigenous Defender of Rainforest, Dies at 67 This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here. Paulinho Paiakan was working for the Brazilian government helping surveyors plot the route of the Trans-Amazon Highway through sometimes hostile Indigenous territory. …

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Prosecutors Drop Charges Against Canadian Indigenous Chief Beaten in Video

Prosecutors Drop Charges Against Canadian Indigenous Chief Beaten in Video

Prosecutors Drop Charges Against Canadian Indigenous Chief Beaten in Video Prosecutors Drop Charges Against Canadian Indigenous Chief Beaten in Video Prosecutors in Canada said Wednesday that they were dropping charges against an Indigenous leader accused of assaulting a police officer, after a video that showed the officer beating him prompted a national outcry. In a further twist, the police confirmed …

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Video of Arrest of Indigenous Leader Shocks Canada

Video of Arrest of Indigenous Leader Shocks Canada

Video of Arrest of Indigenous Leader Shocks Canada Video of Arrest of Indigenous Leader Shocks Canada TORONTO — The police dash cam video shows the Indigenous chief being tackled to the ground by a police officer, punched in the head and put in a choke hold. His face is bleeding as he’s led in handcuffs to the police cruiser. The …

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‘Genius’ or ‘Amoral’? Artist’s Latest Angers Indigenous Canadians

‘Genius’ or ‘Amoral’? Artist’s Latest Angers Indigenous Canadians

‘Genius’ or ‘Amoral’? Artist’s Latest Angers Indigenous Canadians ‘Genius’ or ‘Amoral’? Artist’s Latest Angers Indigenous Canadians TORONTO — Many Indigenous Canadians consider Justin Trudeau, after more than four years as prime minister, as little better than the other white colonial leaders who have oppressed them for the past 150 years. His only Indigenous cabinet minister quit and his government approved …

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As Bolsonaro Keeps Amazon Vows, Brazil’s Indigenous Fear ‘Ethnocide’

As Bolsonaro Keeps Amazon Vows, Brazil’s Indigenous Fear ‘Ethnocide’

The country’s 1988 Constitution tried to redress some of these wrongs. It ended the military-era policy that had encouraged the assimilation of Indigenous people and recognized their “customs, languages, beliefs and traditions.” The Constitution also established a process of land demarcation that over the years created the vast patchwork of 567 protected Indigenous territories. In 2010, when Brazil conducted its …

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Indigenous Groups Isolated by Coronavirus Face Another Threat: Hunger

Indigenous Groups Isolated by Coronavirus Face Another Threat: Hunger

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — Every morning at a school in the vast desert along the Colombian coast, 40 children, all part of the country’s largest Indigenous group, the Wayuu, gather before class for breakfast. For many of them, the morning arepa — a traditional corn meal pastry, stuffed with meat — is their only meal of the day. But since Colombia …

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