Standing Up to the Dakota Access Pipeline

December 22, 2016

Protestors at Standing Rock keep up the resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline. The conflict over a section of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAP), along with other pipelines quietly approved in Texas and back in June in Iowa, poses pressing issues ranging from indigenous rights and landscape...

This is What Native Americans Think of Christopher Columbus

November 28, 2015

There is nothing to celebrate about Christopher Columbus. When the Italian explorer Christopher Columbus reached the shores of the Americas in 1492, it was by accident. He had been commissioned by the Spanish crown to find a passage to the East Indies, en route to a lucrative spice trade with...

Bolivia Has Failed to Keep Its Promise on Indigenous Rights

November 18, 2014

A critical look at Evo Morales’ disguised support of right-wing politics in Bolivia. On October 12, Bolivians elected President Evo Morales for a third time. In office since 2006, he serves the longest tenure of any democratically elected government in Bolivia since the military coup of 1982....

Guyana: Mining, Forests and Indigenous Rights

May 23, 2013

In light of increasing gold prices on the world market, the actual commitment under-pinning Guyana’s agreement with Norway to save its rainforests, which also includes an obligation to protect the rights of indigenous peoples, can be questioned.  The unprecedented high price of gold on...