Peruvian Court: Indigenous Communities Must Be Consulted Before Drilling

Peruvian Court: Indigenous Communities Must Be Consulted Before DrillingA Peruvian court has upheld the right of Awajun and Wampis indigenous communities to be consulted about oil drilling on their land, in a case supported by Catholic Church leaders.

Airline to Pay $1.3mn to Amazonian Tribe Over ‘Spiritual Damage’ from 2006 Plane Crash

Airline to Pay $1.3mn to Amazonian Tribe Over ‘Spiritual Damage’ from 2006 Plane CrashBrazilian airline Gol has agreed to pay R$4m ($1.3m) to the Kayapo indigenous tribe as compensation for material and spiritual damage caused by a 2006 plane crash which left a huge tract of their land “cursed”.

Indigenous Leaders Denounce Ecuadorian Government Over Mining Conflicts

Indigenous Leaders Denounce Ecuadorian Government Over Mining ConflictsIndigenous leaders and activists gathered in Quito, Ecuador, last Thursday, March 9, to denounce the Ecuadorian government for its complicity in allowing international mining companies to take over indigenous territory.

Renowned Shaman's Death by Snakebite Exposes Health Care Crisis in Amazon

Renowned ShamanNative communities in Brazil’s far western Amazon region have been shaken by the loss of a highly respected shaman, whose death from a snakebite has underscored the precarious state of the country’s indigenous health care system.

Amazon Land Battle Pits Indigenous Villagers Against Might of Ecuador State

Amazon Land Battle Pits Indigenous Villagers Against Might of Ecuador StateMilitary drones and police helicopters circle above the Shuar indigenous village of El Tink, an Amazonian community in Ecuador where a high-profile dispute against a Chinese copper mine has become a standoff and a siege.