Indigenous Peoples are Being Killed for Their Land
Berta Cáceres Flores’s murder was rooted in her government’s catastrophic failure to recognize the land rights of indigenous people and local communities. This problem is not unique to Honduras, or even to Latin America, as the murders of Indra Pelani in Indonesia, Chai Bunthonglek in Thailand and Yunis Akumu in Uganda demonstrate.South Africa Mulls Regulating Traditional Healers for the Modern Age
Under proposed regulations, sangomas would be required to obtain certification, submit details of their sessions for review, pay annual fees to the government, and only be allowed to practice after age 18 — a marked shift from the current arrangement.Native American Tribes Mobilize Against Proposed North Dakota Oil Pipeline
About 200 people rode on horseback to protest against pipeline that encroaches on tribal lands and could pollute Missouri river: ‘We’re looking out for all people’
A tall tree of 100 years old and as many feet high is at the center of an Inner Richmond neighborhood feud. The Chronicle writes that the ancient tree, a pine species experts are unable to agree upon, is endangered by the property ownerU.S. Senator Bernie Sanders Honoured with Coast Salish Name
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders received a Coast Salish name. In the Lushootseed language the translation is,"the one lighting the fires for change and unity."