Indigenous Leaders in the Amazon Face Death Threats as Community Files Lawsuit Against Peruvian Gov.
Leaders of the Shipibo indigenous village of Santa Clara de Uchunya, accompanied by their representative organisation FECONAU, filed a constitutional law suit challenging Peruís regional government authorities for failing to secure legal protection of their traditional lands and enabling its acquisition and clearance by an international agribusiness company.US Returns Remains of 54 Indigenous People to New Zealand
Four mummified Māori heads have been returned to New Zealand as part of the second-largest repatriation of indigenous remains in the countryís history. Following five years of negotiations, the Smithsonian Institution in the US agreed to return the objects, made up of the remains of at least 54 Māori and Moriori individuals.Brazil's Interim Government Losing Ground on Indigenous Land Rights
Brazil's interim government is moving ahead with plans for a constitutional amendment that would weaken indigenous land rights and pave the way for new plantations and dams to encroach on lands inhabited by native peoples, a United Nations official said.Indigenous Groups Protest Planned French Auction of Artifacts
Native American leaders are protesting the latest plan by a Paris auction house to sell off part of their tribal history, and their demand for the return of their ceremonial objects is getting bipartisan support.A Victory for Indigenous Rights Over Fossil Fuel Greed
This Monday, the Obama administrationís Army Corps of Engineers honored the treaty rights of the Lummi Nation and denied a critical permit for the proposed Gateway Pacific coal export terminal in Washington state.