Indigenous People

From Chechnya To St Petersburg: Russia's Divided Solidarities

Mikhail Yakovlev | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Mikhail Yakovlev

I have not lived in Russia for almost 10 years, but until recently I would frequently visit the country. However, increasingly I find that I am simply not welcome. Russia - like the rest of the world - is consumed by increasing levels of ethno-religious intolerance and hate.

A Death on the Wild Coast: Murder and Mining in South Africa

Charlotte Allan | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK
Charlotte Allan

Global days of activism, such as today, therefore highlight the power of those who do have such facilities, in helping intimidated communities such as Xolobeni's in spreading the message of activism for them.

The Apology and Beyond. How We Must Confront Racism in Australia

Kevin Rudd | Posted 12.02.2017 | UK
Kevin Rudd

The secret for our national future in this troubled world is to be the west in the east and the east in the west. Comfortable and conversant with the multiple cultures of our region, and respectful of their diversity. Just as we are comfortable and engaged with the multicultural society we have become at home.

Why Australia Day Can F*** Off

Brendon Burns | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Comedy
Brendon Burns

It shows a staggering level of disregard for the indigenous population. We committed genocide. Probably best not to rub it in. Even the deep South of the US have finally admitted that the confederate flag is f*cked up. South Africa celebrates and documents the end of Apartheid, not the day it was invented. It's gross, just so damn gross.

Why 2015 Must Be The Year to Protect the Lungs of the Earth

Tony Juniper | Posted 07.06.2015 | UK Tech
Tony Juniper

As countries struggle to reduce emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels, this is a very significant conclusion that should reshape the international climate change agenda. But what to do, it is after all not as if there haven't been serious efforts down the decades to halt forest loss?

The Brazilian Guarani's Fight For Survival

Melanie Hargreaves | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK
Melanie Hargreaves

The Guarani's land rights are protected - on paper - under the Brazilian constitution, but loss of territory caused by big business and urban expansion not only threatens the roofs over their heads, but disrupts the traditional Guarani relationship with the physical and spiritual world.

If We Remember Our Past, How Can We Seriously Say We Don't Want Foreigners Coming Here?

Nick Clements | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK
Nick Clements

There is no denying we have wreaked havoc, chaos and disaster throughout the world. In the last hundreds of years we travelled as illegal immigrants to other lands and caused millions upon millions to die through the diseases, religious wars and the capitalist ideals we brought with us.

Indigenous Amazon Tribesmen Brandish Spears At Aircraft (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK

A group of “uncontacted” Amazon tribesmen peer out from a jungle clearing in these remarkable pictures. Dressed in loincloths and clutching sp...


Nick Clements | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Clements

I was recently at a friends 60th birthday party, and he said because of his age he was now an elder. I have to disagree, for me there are distinctive characteristics which mark out an elder. One of them is not seeking status, another is being content to be unpopular.

World Food Day: Food Aid Is Not a Long-Term Solution

Sarah K Edwards | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Sarah K Edwards

Indigenous children in Peru are growing up stunted and with cognitive impairments, and food aid programmes are part of the problem. For the Ashanink...

For All People of the World Are Men

Joanna Eede | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Joanna Eede

Today is Columbus Day in the US. Bartolomé de las Casas, protector of Indians, was a 16th century Spanish missionary with a passion for social justice who sailed with Columbus on this third voyage to the 'new world'...

Amazon Indigenous Tribe Isolated From The Outside World Filmed In Brazil

Zoom.In | Posted 15.08.2013 | UK

A newly released video captures images of an indigenous tribe living in Brazil's Amazon jungle that is thought to have had very little contact with th...

Love Alive in Art: Inspiration Takes Hold of the Artist's Slumbering Heart

Ana Tzarev | Posted 10.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ana Tzarev

Though the waking world is ripe with ideas waiting to be harvested, there are few places so sweetly laden with inspiration as our dreams. Such wonders spring forth to enchant our sleeping souls! The limits of the day slip off easily, and we are left to explore the infinite fascinations of the unconscious realm.

Celebrating the Ingenious Skills of Tribes on UN Indigenous Day

Joanna Eede | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK
Joanna Eede

Acute observations have taught tribes how to hunt wild game and gather roots and berries, how to sense changes in climate, predict movements of ice sheets, the return of migrating geese and the flowering seasons of fruit trees.

A Letter to Ian Khama, President, Republic of Botswana

Noam Schimmel | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Noam Schimmel

Dear President Khama, In keeping with Botswana's commitment to democracy and human rights and respect for all its citizens predicated on equality be...

Good Work Australia, but Must Try Harder

Amy Freeborn | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK Politics
Amy Freeborn

As an Australian who has been living in London for 10 years, I feel I have gained what I consider to be an important outsider's perspective.

Travel Eye: Adelaide, Australia - The Culture, the Beaches, the Wildlife, the Wine

Karen Edwards | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

Adelaide - a now colourful, cosmopolitan capital - has been fondly nicknamed the 'the 20-minute city' - with everything from the rugged coastlines to great hills located just a short drive from the centre.

Conflicts and Conundrums: How the Venezuelan State Must Strike the Balance With its Indigenous People

Stephanie Kennedy | Posted 03.02.2013 | UK
Stephanie Kennedy

To the west of the country, the Sierra de Perijá, a stretch of both mountains and plains, traces the conflictive border zone between Colombia and Venezuela. The region's inhabitants are, today, a mixture of indigenous groups, cattle farmers, both rich and humble, and the inevitable generational pool of all three.

Land Grabs in Ethiopia Leave Tribes Hungry on World Food Day

Stephen Corry | Posted 16.12.2012 | UK
Stephen Corry

Survival is calling on the Ethiopian government to halt the land grabs and controversial resettlement scheme and to consult with tribal peoples.

Day of Indigenous Resistance, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Stephanie Kennedy | Posted 10.12.2012 | UK
Stephanie Kennedy

This Friday is 12 October, a date formerly known as "The Discovery of South America". Today in Venezuela, the date has been renamed to "Day of Indigenous Resistance". It is a huge shift in perspectives and redraws American history with protagonists who, up until recently, were either impotent or inexistent before the spin on Christopher Columbus and the watershed moment when he stumbled upon Caribbean soil.

States 'Extinguishing' Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Davinder Kumar | Posted 08.10.2012 | UK
Davinder Kumar

Globally, although the indigenous peoples represent only about 5 per cent of the world's population, they occupy one-fifth of entire earth's territory from the Arctic to the South Pacific. Despite their hold over vast swathes of land, indigenous peoples make up 15 per cent of the world's poor and one-third of the world's 900 million extremely poor rural people.

Indigenous Rights Are Key to Rio+20’s Vision of Sustainability

Fiona Watson | Posted 21.08.2012 | UK Politics
Fiona Watson

If we cannot ensure the survival of the Amazon's last nomads who probably more than any people, define what it is to live sustainably, and who ask for nothing other than respect for their land and way of life, what will that say about the path humanity is heading down?

Aid Workers are the Common Face of Humanity

Davinder Kumar | Posted 18.10.2011 | UK
Davinder Kumar

They are out there, always, often the first people to reach. You have seen them feed malnourished children and starving people in the Horn of Africa.

'Off The Health Radar' - Indigenous Peoples Suffer Vast Health Inequalities

Corinna Heineke | Posted 12.10.2011 | UK
Corinna Heineke

Imagine you're a woman in labour and the midwife refuses to or cannot speak to you in your own language. Not only that, but she won't allow you to give birth in a position you prefer.

Indigenous Peoples Pushed to Margins

Davinder Kumar | Posted 08.10.2011 | UK
Davinder Kumar

As the UN observes the International Day of the World's Indigenous People at its headquarters in New York today, a reclusive community of indigenous people in Philippines prepares for another restless night of fear and uncertainty.