TAG: indigenous people

Largest Native American Tribe in California Bans GMOs

Christina Sarich – The Yurok Tribe, the largest Native American tribe in California, will join other peoples such as those from Russia, Italy, and Germany in saying NO to genetically modified organisms.

Massive Ancient Stone Face Revealed in the Amazon Rainforest

Jeremy Hance – Rising above a waterfall—and looking somewhat like the brooding stone faces of Easter Island or something out of the Lord of the Rings—this giant monument has long been known to the Harakbut people…

Report Reveals Indigenous Human Rights Abuses by Corporations, Governments in the Amazon

Jordanna Dulaney, Mongabay Waking Times Regnskogfondet (the Rainforest Foundation of Norway) recently released a 52-page report entitled “Human Rights and Resource Conflicts in the Amazon.” The report took over six months to complete and gives an in-depth account of the conflicts activists and indigenous peoples (IPs) are having with corporations and governmental agencies. It relays

Helping the Amazon’s ‘Jaguar People’ Protect Their Culture And Traditional Wisdom

Rhett A. Butler, Mongabay Waking Times Tribes in the Amazon are increasingly exposed to the outside world by choice or circumstance. The fallout of outside contact has rarely been anything less than catastrophic, resulting in untold extinction of hundreds of tribes over the centuries. For ones that survived the devastation of introduced disease and conquest,

Africa to Build World’s Largest Hydro-Electric Dam, but Who Will Benefit?

Liz Kimbrough, Mongabay Waking Times The Congo River traverses the continent of Africa, ending its journey in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where it spills 1.5 million cubic feet per second into the Atlantic Ocean. Now, plans are underway to harness this tremendous force of water in what promises to be the world’s largest

Indigenous Peoples Threatened by Resource Exploitation

Ron Corben, DW Waking Times A new report on minorities and indigenous people warns that the global ‘intensification’ in the exploitation of natural resources is leading to mounting conflicts for the world’s 370 million indigenous people. The report for 2012 by the London-based human rights group, Minority Rights Group International (MRG), says indigenous peoples “in

Waking From Sleep: The Causes of Higher States of Consciousness

Steve Taylor, New Dawn Waking Times Higher states of consciousness (HSCs) – or awakening experiences, as I prefer to call them – are moments of revelation, when we perceive reality at a heightened intensity. The world around us comes to life, and is filled with an atmosphere of harmony and meaning. A spirit-force seems to

Tribe Rejects $9million Payment From Electricity Company Behind Destructive Amazon Dam

Mongabay Waking Times Leaders of more than two dozen Kayapó indigenous communities have rejected a $9 million offer from Brazilian state energy company Eletrobras to fund development projects in their region due to the the firm’s involvement in the construction of the Belo Monte dam, reports Amazon Watch, an activist group fighting the hydroelectric project.

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