Guatemala: Indigenous communities protest and “recover” sacred site Semuc Champey

Guatemala: Indigenous communities protest and “recover” sacred site Semuc ChampeyIn recent years, the popular tourist attraction of Semuc Champey in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz has become a point of social conflict for the indigenous Q’eqchi’ Mayan communities surrounding the site.

Peruvian Indigenous Community Release Detained Officials After Reaching Agreement

Peruvian Indigenous Community Release Detained Officials After Reaching AgreementMembers of an indigenous group in the Peruvian Amazon have released eight detained officials after reaching an agreement with the president of state-owned oil firm Petroperú.

Amazonian Tribe in Peru Takes Hostages After Oil Spill

Amazonian Tribe in Peru Takes Hostages After Oil SpillAn indigenous community in the Peruvian Amazon took at least eight public officials hostage to demand help from the central government after an oil spill polluted its lands, authorities said Monday.

Thompson Rivers University Provides $20k to Build Sweat Lodge

Thompson Rivers University Provides $20k to Build Sweat LodgeThompson Rivers University is providing a $20,000 grant and a parcel of land to support an aboriginal student's plan for a sweat lodge on campus.
"There's no place for First Nations to practise our spirituality."

Berta Cáceres, Indigenous Activist, Is Killed in Honduras

Berta Cáceres, Indigenous Activist, Is Killed in HondurasAn indigenous activist in Honduras who won a prestigious international environmental prize for fighting a dam project despite continued threats was assassinated on Thursday in her hometown, officials said.