BRAZIL: Prospectors Invade Indigenous Land, Murder Village Leader

By Jakob Stein On July 23, dozens of armed prospectors raided a Wajãpi indigenous village in the state of Amapá and murdered village leader Emyra Wajãpi. The National Indian Foundation (Funai) declined to confirm the details of the chief’s death, however the other villagers reported that the 68-year-old leader was stabbed in the woods while returning to the village and thrown in a river. Fascist … Continue reading BRAZIL: Prospectors Invade Indigenous Land, Murder Village Leader

BRAZIL: Indigenous People Resist Attacks on Healthcare

Photo: Banner in English reads, “No to Imposing Limits on Our Indigenous Health Resources!” By Jakob Stein Over the past month, the Indigenous people of Brazil have taken several bold actions to fight back against attacks on the Special Secretariat of Indigenous Health (Sesai), including demonstrations, roadblocks, and occupations of government buildings. Earlier this year, the Bolsonaro administration announced its plan to dismantle Sesai, the … Continue reading BRAZIL: Indigenous People Resist Attacks on Healthcare

HAWAII: Indigenous Protesters Block Construction of Telescope on Sacred Land

By Jennifer Kelly Over a thousand protestors gathered on Saturday against the construction of a giant telescope known as the Thirty-Meter Telescope (TMT), on the mountain of Mauna Kea, which is sacred to the Hawaiian people. The proposed $1.4 billion TMT would be one of the largest observatories in the world, and the fourteenth built on Mauna Kea alone. Construction was slated to begin a … Continue reading HAWAII: Indigenous Protesters Block Construction of Telescope on Sacred Land

CANADA: State Forces Out Indigenous Protesters to Make Way for Pipeline

by David Martinez The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) forcefully evicted camps set up by the Wet’suwet’en tribal peoples defending their unceded territories in the province of British Columbia. In total, fourteen campers protesting the governments plans for an oil pipeline were arrested. The attack is considered an ‘act of war’ by traditional tribal leaders, and shows the violent nature of Canada’s settler-colonial origins. The evictions are meant … Continue reading CANADA: State Forces Out Indigenous Protesters to Make Way for Pipeline