News

Brazil announces end to Amazon mega-dam building policy

4th Jan 2018
Brazil’s government this week announced a major shift away from its policy of building mega-dams in the Brazilian Amazon (Source: Mongabay)


Environmental lawyers seek legal rights for the natural world

4th Dec 2017
Rivers and other natural features have intrinsic rights and should own themselves, rather than being considered property (Source PRI)


New website aims to put info about resources consent in Indigenous peoples’ pocket

1st Dec 2017
Site hosted by Six Nations Polytechnic brings together info on free, prior and informed consent (Source: CBC News)


The EU’s last indigenous peoples fight for self-determination and land rights

23rd Nov 2017
Heikki Paltto, a reindeer herder and vice president of the Finnish Sami Parliament, says that indigenous communities should be taken into account when big projects are planned by the state. (Source: Equal Times)


Rights of indigenous peoples in Peru make a step forward

22nd Nov 2017
After months of struggle, the government in Peru has committed to respecting the rights of indigenous communities affected by oil exploitation. (Source Oxfam Peru)


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