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In Latin America, there are at least 826 different Indigenous Peoples. Some 100 of these groups are in danger of losing their culture or disappearing completely.
Toppling the Columbus Myth
October 12: Day of Indigenous Resistance
The so-called “discovery” of the America caused the worst demographic catastrophe of human history, with around 95 percent of the Indigenous population annihilated in the first 130 years of colonization. READ MORE
Latinos and Chicanos Reject Columbus, Embrace Indigenous Roots
"The leadership in the Latino community has a unique opportunity to decolonize in celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day," writes Adriana Maestas. READ MORE
On Columbus Day, I Remember to Forget What I Was Taught
"Columbus Day is a day that can no longer be taught casually as the day that a white man discovered America," writes Priscila Mojica Rodriguez READ MORE
More Cities Ditch Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Nearly a century after the first proposals to celebrate perhaps the architect of arguably the worst genocide in history, Christopher Columbus, cities, states and universities in the U.S. are beginning to abandon the national holiday to instead honor Columbus' victims. READ MORE
VIDEO: Peoples' History
Each November, Americans celebrate a mythical version of U.S. history. Thanksgiving Day's portrayal of the experience of Native Americans under the boot of settler-colonialism is one of the Empire's most cherished falsehoods. To hear about the true story of native peoples' plight - from genocide to reeducation - Abby Martin interviews Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, renowned Indigenous scholar and activist, about her most recent book "An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States."
Author and broadcaster Laura Flanders tackles the tough issues on this refreshingly invigorating news/talk show. October 12 is Indigenous Peoples Day, more commonly known as Columbus Day, a time for reflection on the conquest of the Americas. In today's program, Flanders interviews author and political activist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, who discusses and analyzes Native American society before the colonial settlement and its lessons for today.
Standing Rock: Protecting the Water
Tribal Dakota Pipeline Resistance the Start of Something Bigger
This pipeline has sparked a prairie fire of united Native American resistance not seen since Wounded Knee, and a return of the Great Sioux Nation. READ MORE
US and Canadian Indigenous Nations Ally Against Oil Pipelines
While Indigenous groups have long opposed oil sands development, the treaty signals a more coordinated approach.READ MORE
Behind Standing Rock: Native N. America vs. Capitalist Ecocide
Standing Rock is ground zero in an epic people’s struggle, the "largest Native American mobilization in almost 150 years." READ MORE
The Vicious Dogs of Manifest Destiny Resurface in North Dakota
The company's violence and brutality is a sign that this pipeline is yet another example of the ongoing forced occupation of Great Sioux Nation lands. READ MORE
The 5 Indigenous Struggles You've Never Heard of
On Indigenous Resistance Day, teleSUR looks at some Indigenous groups that rarely make headlines. READ MORE
8 Latin America Indigenous Rights Victories as Struggle Goes On
Despite systematic repression, powerful enemies, and ongoing discrimination and other challenges, Indigenous communities have achieved important wins in the past year in Latin America. Here are a few highlights of what tireless struggle has recently achieved for Indigenous communities. READ MORE
10 Latin American Indigenous Rights Warriors You Need to Know
Indigenous leaders around the world are on the front-lines of struggle against corporate exploitation, resource extraction, neoliberal policies, and other injustices impacting people and the environment. Here’s a look at some of the most prominent Indigenous leaders fighting for justice and human rights in Latin America. READ MORE
Zapatistas Demand Indigenous Unity to Fight Capitalist Slavery
The Zapatistas argued at the 20th anniversary National Indigenous Congress that resource exploitation will ultimately destroy the people. READ MORE
Decolonizing Identity: US Latinos Rediscover Native Roots
Indigenous groups from South of the U.S. constructed border are joining with Natives of the North to challenge colonialism. READ MORE
Mexico: 1,000 Wixarika Indigenous People Reclaim Ancestral Land
The Wixarika people in Mexico's Western Madre Sierra mountain range have fought for decades to reclaim some 10,000 hectares of ancestral land. READ MORE
Indigenous Activists Detain Panama's President for 2 Hours
The Indigenous protesters are upset about a government plan to develop a hydroelectric project they fear will destroy their lands. READ MORE
Bolivia Prepares Literacy Programs in 36 Indigenous Languages
Since Evo Morales took office illiteracy has been reduced from 13.3 percent to 2.9 percent, the lowest rate in the history of Bolivia. READ MORE
CNTE Teachers Strike 'Belongs to the People of Mexico'
“The only thing the so-called educational reform is causing is death and a deep contempt for Indigenous communities and peoples, for rural and urban communities, as well as for all marginalized social sectors,” stated the communities of the Ayuujk people. READ MORE
VIDEO: Indigenous Struggles
In Mexico, the Ocelotl Brigade defends the forest from poachers and illegal logging.
Indigenous people are fighting back against a disastrous copper mine.
The U.S. is trying to destroy Indigenous traditions in Bolivia? Possibly. They are even attempting to extradite the people who have been growing coca plants in this Latin American country for generations.
Indigenous people in Xochicuatla, Mexico are fighting government plans to displace thousands by building a mega-highway.
The Garifuna people are taking a revolutionary stance in Honduras. The people are a mix of Indigenous Caribbeans and Africans. They have been fighting for racial and cultural justice for decades. After the 2009 coup de etat in honduras, the Garifuna's role has been pivotal in the resistance movement.
Mapuche people in Patagonia are the largest Indigenous polulation in South America. They are known for their courage and skills as warriors and for their continued struggle in defense of their land despite the imprisonment of dozens of their leaders.
The Enxet Indigenous people of Paraguay were expelled from their ancestral land and were forced to live at the border for 23 years. They have now successfully reclaimed their land.
Hope & Ecology
Indigenous Communities Sit at Heart of Protecting Biodiversity
Indigenous communities and other groups already committed to local environmental conservation must be brought to the table if governments are serious about protecting biodiversity, the Global Forest Coalition argued in a report released for Earth Day. READ MORE
Chomsky: World Indigenous People Only Hope for Human Survival
Indigenous people across the world are the ones keeping the human race from destroying itself and leading earth to a disaster as they gain voices in countries in Latin America, the United States and Australia, renowned political commentator and academic Noam Chomsky said in a recent interview. READ MORE
Corporate Conquistadors Rape Indigenous Lands and Bodies
Canada’s National Inquiry into Murdered and Disappeared Indigenous Women ought to investigate the role of the extractive industry. READ MORE
Land Grabbing Is Killing Honduras' Indigenous Peoples
Berta Caceres wasn’t the first and, unfortunately, she won't be the last. The world-renowned Lenca leader, assassinated last month in Honduras for her opposition to government-backed megaprojects, is one of an increasing litany of fallen fighters for Indigenous and environmental rights in Honduras and around the globe. READ MORE
Plan Colombia Casts Shadow on Indigenous Rights as Peace Nears
The struggle for land rights, undermined through Washington's Plan Colombia, is one of the key issues facing Indigenous and Afro-descendant communities. READ MORE
The World Bank's Bizarre Retreat on Indigenous Rights
While recent years have shown a steady advancement in recognition of the rights of Indigenous peoples, the World Bank has adopted a new policy framework that threatens to undermine this progress and put Indigenous communities at risk. READ MORE
Top NGOs Violate Indigenous Rights in Name of Conservation: UN
The World Wildlife Fund, Conservation International and the Wildlife Conservation Society stand accused of displacing Indigenous peoples and violating their rights. READ MORE
Afro-Colombians, Indigenous Fear New Pitfalls in Peace Deal
Vulnerable rural communities warn that the development model of Colombia's new era of peace could spark a new exploitative land and resource grab. READ MORE