Amazon Deforestation Rises as Government Moves to Weaken Indigenous Protections
The Brazilian government is changing the process for approving Indigenous lands, with critics warning the country now risks sliding back after years of progress on climate and environment.Trump’s ‘Utterly Alarming’ Dakota Access Pipeline Order Would Violate Law, Tribe Warns
“The law requires that changes in agency positions be backed by new circumstances or new evidence, not simply by the president’s whim.”Blood and Fire: Mining and Militarization in the Ecuadorian Amazon
On the 21st December 2016, dozens of police raided the headquarters of the Shuar Federation in the Ecuadorian Amazon and detained its president, Agustin Wachapá.Ecuador Indigenous Leaders Win Right to Fight Chevron For $12B
Ecuadorean Indigenous leaders have won the right to take Chevron to court in Canada for US$12 billion in company assets over environmental damages.Justice Glenn Hainey of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruled Friday that natives of the country’s Lago Agrio region “may proceed to trial” against the multinational oil giant, according to the Amazon Defense Coalition, ADC.Bolivia and Peru Indigenous Defy Borders, Link Arms
Neighboring Indigenous peoples of Bolivia and Peru defy national borders and have agreed to deepen their relationship into a “brotherhood,” the Bolivian Foreign Ministry said Thursday.