The Indian Act is a Canadian statute that was first passed in 1876 and that governs how the Canadian state interacts with the First Nations of Canada and their members. The Indian Act has two main features: it a) says how Reserves and Bands can operate, and b) defines who is (and who is not) recognized as Indian. It is often considered to be controversial, and it has been said that it was introduced as a way to enforce Euro-Canadian standards of “civilization”.
There have been many amendments to...
Photos: Konnected.Tv and local Nasa journalists filming the families that are now re-occupying their land and planting food for their families.These fields used to be sugar cane plantations used for fuel production. Land claims in Colombia is about liberating Mother Earth from exploitation, mining, agro-industry, etc. It's profound concept and puts Mother Earth first above all. Many people were/are being killed for the liberation of Mother Earth.
Colombia's Peace process with guerrilla group, FARC, gains wide support But in 1996 a Nasa Indigenous community signed a peace treaty with them. They are not for left or right ideologies, they want to liberate Mother Earth
Logging in Ayoreo territory, including the non-contacted areas, continues despite Indigenous protest
Originating from the Chaco region of Paraguay, Taguide Picanerai is the director of an indigenous organization and Paraguay’s first Ayoreo to attend university. A direct descendant of the uncontacted Ayoreo who traditionally lived in dense forest stretching from Paraguay to Bolivia and Argentina, Taguide works with his father – chief of the Chaidi community - to prevent contact with the remaining uncontacted members. Based in the village of Chaidi, Taguide and his group represe...