News - Livelihoods and Culture

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)


‘We’d rather die than lose’: villagers in Indonesia fight for a land rights revolution

4th Sep 2017
A small community on the island of Sumatra is at the heart of a battle for traditional territories that could finally resolve the muddled and exploitative system of laws governing land ownership in Indonesia. (Bevins / the Guardian)


Tata Genaro Ramírez: The Farmer Who Revived the Nawat Language in El Salvador

13th Aug 2017
The Nawat speaking community in El Salvador lamented the passing of Genaro Ramírez, the Salvadorean who dreamed that the Nawat would still live and dedicated his life to revitalise his ancestral language. (Global Voices)


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)


World Bank Ignores Land Grabbing

6th Apr 2017
Sales of huge land areas of Ethiopia, by the Ethiopian government, to foreign investors, have led to starvation and forced displacement. (Flood / Arbetet.se)


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