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Brazil indigenous reserve attacked

Brazil indigenous reserve attacked | Indigenous Sovereignty | Scoop.it

An indigenous reserve in Brazil's Amazon region has been attacked in the latest incident of violence in the region.

Farmers and loggers set fire to houses in the reserve located in the town of Manicore, in Amazonas state.

 
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Clashes between indigenous groups and non-indigenous locals are not uncommon in Brazil as they are often in conflict over land, logging and mining rights.

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PIRatE Lab's curator insight, December 31, 2013 10:47 AM

Protected Areas are increasingly under assault across the globe.  We have seen this in Turkey, in central Africa, in South America, and Southeast Asia.  If these Protected Areas exist either only on paper (i.e. Paper Parks) or are so weakly enforced as to amount to no protection to the peoples and ecosystems purportedly being "protected," do we in fact have protection?

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Saskatchewan First Nations Evacuate 13,000, Declare Wildfire State of Emergency

Saskatchewan First Nations Evacuate 13,000, Declare Wildfire State of Emergency | Indigenous Sovereignty | Scoop.it
More than 13,000 people have been evacuated from La Ronge First Nation communities, and Montreal Lake Cree Nation has declared a wildfire emergency.
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200 people riot in Pikangikum; police vehicles and headquarters damaged

200 people riot in Pikangikum; police vehicles and headquarters damaged | Indigenous Sovereignty | Scoop.it
PIKANGIKUM FIRST NATION, Ont. – Three police vehicles and the remote reserve's police building were damaged during a violent protest following an officer's altercation with a community member.

About 200 members of Pikangikum First Nation demonstrated outside the community’s police headquarters on Saturday.

OPP Sgt. Peter Leon confirmed the incident began when a Pikangikum Police officer used a stun gun on an individual who was interfering with an investigation.
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$6.7 Million Settlement Reached for Environmental Mitigation Projects Near Shiprock on Navajo Reservation

$6.7 Million Settlement Reached for Environmental Mitigation Projects Near Shiprock on Navajo Reservation | Indigenous Sovereignty | Scoop.it
WINDOW ROCK, ARIZONA—On Wednesday, June 24, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Justice announced a federal Clean Air Act settlement regarding the Four Corners Power Pl...
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Tribal Rights Ignored in South Dakota KXL Permit Certification

Tribal Rights Ignored in South Dakota KXL Permit Certification | Indigenous Sovereignty | Scoop.it

On June 11th, the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) granted TransCanada’s “Motion to Preclude Consideration of Aboriginal Title or Usufructuary Rights” from the evidentiary hearing on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline permit certification at the end of July.

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How Drones Can Help Indigenous People Protect Their Land

How Drones Can Help Indigenous People Protect Their Land | Indigenous Sovereignty | Scoop.it
A leader of the indigenous Dayak people of East Kalimantan’s Setulang village in Indonesia looks up to the sky, a traditional woven headdress shielding his eyes from the sun. As Saleh Uwang watches, a three-armed tricopter drone rises into the air, beginning a mapping mission that he hopes will help...
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How one Native American tribe is resisting the Keystone XL pipeline

How one Native American tribe is resisting the Keystone XL pipeline | Indigenous Sovereignty | Scoop.it
The Rosebud Sioux are drawing on their ancient and spiritual connections to the land to try and prevent the incursion by Big Oil.
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On this day in 1924: All Indians made United States citizens

On this day in 1924: All Indians made United States citizens | Indigenous Sovereignty | Scoop.it
On June 2, 1924, President Calvin Coolidge signed into law the Indian Citizenship Act, which marked the end of a long debate and struggle, at a federal level, over full birthright citizenship for A...
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Marijuana vs. Salmon? Climate Change May Be Forcing Tough Choice

Marijuana vs. Salmon? Climate Change May Be Forcing Tough Choice | Indigenous Sovereignty | Scoop.it
For many tribal members the option of going into the cannabis business is a choice between economic growth and maintaining salmon habitats.
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Stakes High for Bureau of Indian Education's Overhaul | Indigenous Sovereignty | Scoop.it

Congress and the Obama administration are pressuring the agency to right its flailing operations after years of turnover, lack of expertise, and financial problems at the BIE.

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Selling Off Apache Holy Land

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What motivated Congress to give Oak Flat, a sacred Apache site, to a mining company that will certainly destroy it?
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Two Native Leaders’ Names Among Those Being Considered for New Seattle School

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Billy Frank Jr. and Robert Eaglestaff are among those being considered for a new middle school proposed on an important Duwamish site in Seattle.
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Three Tribes Officially Sever Relationship with State

Three Tribes Officially Sever Relationship with State | Indigenous Sovereignty | Scoop.it

AUGUSTA, Maine - Three of Maine's Native American tribes have officially severed their relationships with the state, a day after two of the tribes called their representatives home from the Legislature.

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Homicide by Police

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Several cases involving police use of deadly force have received widespread scrutiny during the last year: the July 17 strangling death of Eric Garner in...
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Efforts to save Utah's Cedar Mesa reach a crescendo

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The Surprising Connection Between The Confederate Flag And The ‘Redskins’ Logo

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“If you're a NFL fan who isn't cool with state capitols proudly hoisting a banner synonymous with slavery, segregation, lynchings and hate, you shouldn't be cool with Washington's racist nickname."
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Pope Francis: Indigenous Peoples 'Should Be the Principal Dialogue Partners' on Projects

Pope Francis: Indigenous Peoples 'Should Be the Principal Dialogue Partners' on Projects | Indigenous Sovereignty | Scoop.it
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Ed Secretary Arne Duncan Calls for Washington Football Team to Change Name

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Canada Was Killing Indians, Not Cultures

Canada Was Killing Indians, Not Cultures | Indigenous Sovereignty | Scoop.it

Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) just released its Executive Summary Report on their inquiry into Indian Residential Schools finding that in Canada’s dealings with Indigenous Nations, it had engaged in a form of genocide and made 94 recommendations for action. 

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In Canada’s residential schools, many Indigenous children were beaten, tortured, raped, medically experimented on, and killed.

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Niagara aboriginals hope report leads to changes

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What survivors told the Truth and Reconciliation Commission | Indigenous Sovereignty | Scoop.it

Alongside its recommendations, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Tuesday released a compendium of stories from some of the survivors of the residential school system that brutalized thousands of aboriginal Canadians.

 
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Minnesota tribes press concerns over pipeline plan, wild rice

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Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin to sign compact allowing Cherokees to hunt, fish for free | NewsOK.com

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Gov. Mary Fallin will sign Friday a precedent-setting compact with the Cherokee Nation that will allow its tribal citizens to hunt and fish in Oklahoma for free.
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Native American mascots have to go, Oregon State Board of Education rules

Native American mascots have to go, Oregon State Board of Education rules | Indigenous Sovereignty | Scoop.it
The state board unanimously upheld a ban on the mascots, forcing 14 Oregon high schools to choose new mascots or risk losing state funding.
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Rep. Don Young is Leading an Assault on Native Rights

Rep. Don Young is Leading an Assault on Native Rights | Indigenous Sovereignty | Scoop.it
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