november 2012

Rights of Indigenous People

The Global Issues site contains a very large selection of articles on social, political, economic and environmental issues. For now we focus on the many articles that address the rights of Indigenous people and their struggle throughout the world.

Indigenous Peoples

This is an essay providing an overview of the environmental values, knowledge, and subsistence strategies of Indigenous peoples in their traditional contexts and in the context of colonialism and globalization.

We are fighting for our lives and our dignity

In the jungles of northern Peru, police armed with automatic weapons, helicopter gunships, and armored cars are at war with Indigenous people armed with bows and arrows and spears. Called the “Tiananmen Square” of Peru, many lives have been lost in the battle for Amazonian forest access and billions of barrels of oil.

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