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In Colombia’s Farthest Reaches, These Groups are Battling Covid-19

17th Aug 2020
Working closely with indigenous groups and rural communities, an air patrol and a nonprofit group have pivoted their approaches to fight the disease’s spread. SOURCE : Direct Relief By Talya Meyers


From colonialism to COVID-19, Indigenous peoples show resilience in the face of evictions

9th Aug 2020
An article by Joan Carling and Mike Taylor with special emphasis this year on resilience in the face of COVID-19, it’s time to turn the spotlight on the strength and dignity of Indigenous peoples and acknowledge the contribution they make protecting our planet. SOURCE : By Joan Carling and Mike Taylor published on TowardsFreedom.org


Amazonian Indigenous Peoples and COVID-19: ‘We’re not still waiting for help as we know it’ll never arrive’

9th Aug 2020
The Indigenous Peoples of the Amazon and across the Americas have centuries of experience facing deadly threats. The COVID-19 pandemic has now been added to the list of threats that the uncontrolled extractive activities of hydroelectric, oil, mining and timber companies represent. SOURCE : By Nadino Calapucha, COICA (translated by Amnesty International)


How Covid-19 could destroy indigenous communities

30th Jul 2020
Indigenous peoples tend to be at higher risk from emerging infectious diseases. Covid-19 is no exception – and some experts say it could destroy whole nations and communities. SOURCE BBC.com


‘We are facing extermination’: Brazil losing a generation of indigenous leaders to Covid-19

19th Jul 2020
Coronavirus has swept through tribes, killing elders – and inflicting irreparable damage on tribal history, culture and medicine. SOURCE : The Guardian


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