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TODAY:  “International Day of Indigenous People”

Today is the day to celebrate the nearly 400 million indigenous people that populate our planet many in Latin American countries. The “International Day of Indigenous People” was created in 1994 by the United Nations as a day to remember indigenous people, and to continue the fight to defend their rights and their lands. continue reading »

Amazon Indian Nomad Beaten Up by Loggers

A man of the Awá tribe, one of the last nomadic hunter-gatherer tribes remaining in Brazil, has been brutally attacked by loggers who have invaded the Awá’s land. continue reading »

TV Series About Amazonian Tribe Called ’ Staged, False and Fabricated’

A TV series about an Amazonian tribe has been slammed as ‘staged, false, fabricated and distorted’ by experts on the tribe. ‘Mark & Olly: Living with the Machigenga’ was shown on the Travel Channel in the US, and on the BBC last year. In the show Mark Anstice and Olly Steeds lived in a Matsigenka Indian village for several months to show the ‘reality’ of life among the tri continue reading »

Indigenous Conservation Strategy Stops Amazon Deforestation

This indigenous-run program has achieved zero deforestation within the one million acres of biodiversity-rich lands that are under Cofan control. By joining the newly launched “Campaign for 5000,” each $10/month supporter will save 2,000 acres of Ecuadorian rainforest, offset their carbon emissions, and help preserve the Cofan indigenous culture. continue reading »

Violence Against Indigenous People of Brazil are Increasing a Recent Study Shows

Murder, death threats, lack of health care and education, delays in the regularization of land, exploitation of natural resources: this is the picture of the violence the indigenous people of Brazil are subjected to, according to the Report of the Indigenous Missionary Council (IMIC), which was presented yesterday at the headquarters of the Episcopal Conference of Brazil (CNBB). continue reading »

Epidemic Strikes Amazon Nomads

An outbreak of respiratory disease has struck one of the Amazon’s last nomadic tribes – whose numbers have already been decimated by flu and malaria. continue reading »