A sculpture of nine eagle feathers will be installed in Bailic Park, in Midleton, Co Cork to thank the Choctaw Indians for their kindness and support during the Great Irish Famine.
“This is the back story of both grassroots and backroom struggles that created the context in which we find ourselves today, one in which a new generation of First Nations leaders is demanding sovereignty and self-determination, and more and more non-Indigenous Canadians finally understand that huge swaths of this country we call Canada is not ours—or our government’s—to sell.” – Naomi Klein, from the ForewordRead more
Nationhood Interrupted: Revitalizing nêhiyaw Legal
by Sylvia McAdam
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Guarani Kaiowá communities of the border between Brazil and Paraguay are seriously threatened, despite constitutional rights, the Convention 169 of the ILO, that Brazil had signed in 2002, the sponsors of the industrial agribusiness and monocultures, supported by the police and the Brazilian government want to evict these communities after March 16. In complete violation of the laws and surely with a maximum risk to cause dozens of deaths, the Brazilian government and agribusiness entrepreneurs continue with the idea of stripping all native peoples from their ancestral lands.
Community Call out for Solidarity & Support for Raoni & Bemoro's fight to Protect the Amazon Rainforest
Requested by Judy DaSilva of Grassy Narrows
Raoni Metuktire is known to the world simply as Raoni. Chief Raoni of the Kayapo people, a Brazilian Indigenous peoples from the plain lands of the Mato Grosso and Pará is known around the world for his active resistance to the Amazon Rainforest deforestation and industrialization.
Right now there is a big hydro dam being built which is called Belo Monte. This dam threatens to destory the forest where the Kayapo and many other indigenous groups are located. It will destroy the Xingu River which gives life to the forest and the ones who inhabit the forest including the animals, numerous rare plants and birds.Read more
Welcome to #INMroots Number Four! The goal of the #INMroots newsletter is to share news stories that promote Indigenous rights and sovereignty and the protection of land and water. The newsletter will share our stories and actions, and honour resistance, while celebrating the world that we are protecting.
We are all invited to add to this newsletter. Post your story now!The deadline for the next newsletter is midnight on Sunday March 15th. We will accept all submissions that are connected to Indigenous and environmental issues as long as they do not condone or promote violence or lateral violence or include hate speech.
The next newsletter will be published on Monday March 23rd, so check your inboxes!
If you see a news story on your social media networks that is worth sharing, please tag #INMroots.Read more
Submitted by Jo Hayward-Haines
When there is a federal government that can ignore the reality of almost 1200 missing and murdered Indigenous women, we are in deep trouble as a ‘civilization’. It is in response to this national crisis that The Sacred Water Circle; the Kawartha Truth and Reconciliation Support Group, KTRSG; Nibi Emosaawdimojig (“Those Who Walk for the Water”); and the Peterborough and Kawarthas chapter of the Council of Canadians are demanding a national inquiry.
a) Despite being only 4.3% of the national population, a heavily disproportionate number of Indigenous women have gone missing or been murdered
b) According to Statistics Canada, Indigenous women are seven times more likely to be murdered than non-Indigenous women
c) Even the RCMP has acknowledged a total of nearly 1200 Indigenous cases over the past 30 years, continuing over the past year.Read more
Submitted by Roberto Borrero
On Feb. 17, 2015 the International Indian Treaty Council (IITC) submitted an urgent communication to three United Nations (UN) human rights mandate holders. It cited serious human rights violations, including physical assaults and death threats against 18 Indigenous human rights defenders opposing a large scale development impacting the Otomi Indigenous community of San Francisco Magu, Mexico. The communication was submitted to Michel Forst, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders; Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples; and Christof Heyns, UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions which also addresses death threats. It was copied to Jaime Martínez Veloz, Commissioner for Dialogue with Indigenous Peoples of Mexico (Comisionado para el Diálogo con los Pueblos Indígenas de México).Read more
Welcome to #INMroots number three! The goal of the #INMroots newsletter is to share news stories that promote Indigenous rights and sovereignty and the protection of land and water. The newsletter will share our stories and actions, and honour resistance, while celebrating the world that we are protecting.
We are all invited to add to this newsletter. Post your story now! The deadline for the next newsletter is midnight on Sunday March 1st. We will accept all submissions that are connected to Indigenous and environmental issues as long as they do not condone or promote violence or lateral violence or include hate speech.
The next newsletter will be published on Monday March 9th, so check your inboxes! If you see a news story worth sharing on your social media networks, please tag #INMroots