Indigenous peoples

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‘Brazil was asleep’: as the rains come, hope reawakens for the Amazon
While the honeymoon mood created by the new government will run up against political reality, the euphoria is not blind

Jonathan Watts in Altamira

27, Jan, 2023 @1:13 PM

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Mexico’s Indigenous rappers find rare spotlight – on Wakanda soundtrack
A new generation of Mexico’s Indigenous musicians like Pat Boy are using rap to combat prejudice, revive ancient languages and reignite pride

Oscar Lopez in Mexico City

27, Jan, 2023 @10:10 AM

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Thousands attend Invasion Day rallies on Australia’s national holiday as colonisation debate rages
With Australia increasingly uneasy about celebrating its national day, recognition of Indigenous people in the constitution has become a new flashpoint

Ben Doherty in Sydney

26, Jan, 2023 @5:49 AM

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Inuit warn ‘rock concert-like’ noise from ships affecting Arctic wildlife
Calls for mandatory measures to reduce underwater noise pollution as melting ice opens up shipping routes

Karen McVeigh

25, Jan, 2023 @11:56 AM

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Jair Bolsonaro accused of acts of genocide against Amazonian group
Brazilian president says predecessor emboldened wildcat miners which led to wrecked forests and disease and death among Indigenous people

Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro

22, Jan, 2023 @5:14 PM

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Landmark deals give Indigenous key role in Canada resource projects
YQT community signs unprecedented agreement with coal company giving Indigenous leadership ‘veto’ on proposed project

Leyland Cecco in Toronto

22, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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The ‘carbon pirates’ preying on Amazon’s Indigenous communities
Selling credits should fund forest protection, but unscrupulous firms are making deals where local land stewards lose out, say Indigenous leaders

Patrick Greenfield

21, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Lula to visit Brazil’s Yanomami Indigenous territory amid vow to tackle crisis
Move comes after country’s minister for Indigenous people says issue is an ‘absolute priority’

Tom Phillips in Brasília

21, Jan, 2023 @1:31 AM

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Fears mount over safety of two missing Mexican environmental activists
Ricardo Arturo Lagunes Gasca and Antonio Díaz Valencia’s bullet hole-riddled vehicle was found after an anti-mining meeting

Nina Lakhani in Mexico City

17, Jan, 2023 @11:38 PM

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Toxic dilemma faced by German museums repatriating artefacts
Historical use of pesticides to protect collections means objects are contaminated by not only colonial heritage

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

17, Jan, 2023 @7:34 AM

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‘Our identity lies in these songs’: saving the music of India’s Biate
Forgotten Songs Collective aims to preserve ancient hill tribe’s music by bringing it to a global audience

Hannah Ellis-Petersen in Rajasthan

03, Jan, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Biden declares Arizona floods a federal disaster for Havasupai tribe
The declaration provides funds and federal assistance for emergency and permanent infrastructure

Maya Yang

02, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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