News - Land Rights

Brazil’s Indians on the march in last ditch effort to stop land theft

14th Aug 2017
Brazilian Supreme Court rulings that will help determine the legality of the marco temporal are expected this Wednesday, 16 August. (Branford / Mongabay)


Brazil’s Temer threatens constitutional indigenous land rights

1st Aug 2017
A storm of protest greeted the 19 July announcement that Brazilian President Michel Temer has approved a recommendation made by the Attorney General’s office (AGU), that federal government bodies should adopt new criteria for setting the boundaries of indigenous land. (Branford & Torres / Mongabay)


Indonesian province revokes palm oil licenses

12th Jun 2017
Merauke government's move to pull 11 permits wins church and popular backing, but damage to nature 'has already been done' (Eman Riberu / UCA)


‘Mexico needs healing’: the first indigenous woman to run for president

12th Jun 2017
Mexico’s National Indigenous Congress – a broad coalition of native ethnic groups – and the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) have nominated Patricio to represent them in next year’s presidential election.


Huge victory for Kenya’s Ogiek

30th May 2017
African Court sets major precedent for indigenous peoples’ land rights (FPP / Minority Rights Group International)


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