More essential underreported struggles from Ahni at Intercontinental Cry. This information is very important because it builds on the attributes that we will need no matter what happens in the world. Community of all types are the answer, binding together in common cause whether tribe, family, whānau, or any other combination that works. Using group knowledge as displayed in many of these articles showing the struggles of indigenous people around the world - they are our struggles too and we must support their fights for equality and learn from their successes.
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Nearly 70 indigenous leaders from Mato Grosso do Sul and various other regions of Brazil delivered the names of more than twenty thousand people
to Brazilian authorities, who endorsed the petition “I support the
Indigenous”. The unprecedented solidarity petition--which arrived in the
midst of increasing violations of indigenous rights in
Brazil--demonstrated a welcomed shift in attitude towards Indigenous
Peoples by urban populations in Brazil and by the International
The US departments of Agriculture, Defense, Energy and Interior signed a memorandum of understanding
to start protecting sacred sites. The agreement came just a couple
weeks after thieves made off with rock carvings from a sacred Paiute
site in California's Sierra Nevada. There was some question, however,
concerning the seriousness of the inter-department pledge, given that
more than three dozen sacred sites are currently threatened across the
More than 600 people from the district of Cañaris, province of
Ferreñafe, Peru, blocked a highway and detained three geological
engineers employed by the Canadian mining company, Candente Copper. The protest was undertaken in response to the Peruvian government's failure to recognize a community vote in which 95% of participants rejected the company's presence.
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