Brazilian Commission Considers Scrapping Indigenous Rights Agency FUNAI

Brazilian Commission Considers Scrapping Indigenous Rights Agency FUNAIA Brazilian congressional commission has recommended dismantling the government’s indigenous rights agency, a move critics warn would threaten the lives of indigenous tribes struggling to maintain control of their native lands.

Venezuela: Indigenous Shamans Invoke Ancient Curse Against Socialists in Amazon Protest

Venezuela: Indigenous Shamans Invoke Ancient Curse Against Socialists in Amazon ProtestThe governor of the Amazonas state has organized a protest against socialism led by indigenous shamans and launching the opening salvo of “the curse of Dabukurí.”

Peru’s First Autonomous Indigenous Government Wins Major Victory Taking on Oil Companies

Peru’s First Autonomous Indigenous Government Wins Major Victory Taking on Oil CompaniesIn March, the community won a major victory, with the Fourth Constitutional Court of Lima ruling that a private oil company granted permission from the Peruvian government to run assessments on the Wampis’s land could not continue their work without the approval of the Indigenous group’s government.

Canadian Oil Company Pulls Out of National Park in Peruvian Amazon

Canadian Oil Company Pulls Out of National Park in Peruvian AmazonA Canadian oil and gas company has decided to halt a huge concession in the Peruvian Amazon which was seen as a threat to uncontacted indigenous tribes.

Indigenous group takes Brazil to court in landmark case

Indigenous group takes Brazil to court in landmark caseSAO PAULO, April 21 - An international human rights commission has accused Brazil of failing to obey its own constitution and ringfence ancient tribal territories in a landmark court case that pits the state against indigenous people.