Indigenous Peoples

If Norway Is a 'Human Rights Superpower', It Must Act on Peru

David Hill | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK
David Hill

It sounds good, doesn't it, a Council on Ethics established by a Finance Ministry to investigate if companies violate ethical guidelines and, if the answer is yes, to recommend the government divests?

Peru's Amazon at Risk: '21st Century Oil Firms With 18th Century Laws?'

David Hill | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK
David Hill

Given that these three people have spent years between them working to defend the Peruvian environment and Peruvians' human rights and seen all manner of government, company or others' chicanery, their responses make it clear just how, well, 'terrible', 'incredible' and 'outrageous' the proposed law really is.

Indigenous Leader Denounces Peru's Camisea Gas Project Expansion

David Hill | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK
David Hill

Abras Turco is reported as claiming to speak for 22 heads of indigenous communities in the region, and criticizing national, regional and local government 'for their incapacity to set in motion development projects.'

Gas Firm 'Assumes' It Will Bring 'Fear' to the Peruvian Amazon

David Hill | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK
David Hill

Gas company Pluspetrol admits it will cause 'fear' and possibly 'stress' and a 'sensation of invasion' among indigenous peoples in the Peruvian Amazon who have little or no contact with outsiders.

Dongria Women

Joanna Eede | Posted 25.12.2013 | UK
Joanna Eede

High on a lush hillside in Orisha, eastern India, Kumbradi, a woman with three gold hoops in her nose and coloured slides in her jet hair, tends to her garden. 'We grow millet, peas and beans here', she explains. 'The mountains provide us with everything, even our medicine.'

UN Says Peru's Gas Plans Could Threaten Indigenous Peoples

David Hill | Posted 08.12.2013 | UK
David Hill

A United Nations committee says that plans by Peru's government to expand a controversial gas project in the Amazon could threaten the 'physical and cultural survival' of indigenous peoples...

78 (Or Is That 148?) Civil Society Groups Lobby Peru's President over Amazon Gas Plans

David Hill | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK
David Hill

Last month 19 Peruvian civil society organizations wrote an open letter to the country's president, Ollanta Humala, expressing their concern about the planned expansion of Peru's biggest ever gas development, known as the 'Camisea project.'

Wellbeing for Everyone - From Selective Development to an Inclusive Post-2015 Agenda

Corinna Heineke | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Corinna Heineke

Successes and shortcomings of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are taking centre-stage in London this week.

Does Waitrose Really Believe Columbus 'Discovered' Chillies?

David Hill | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK
David Hill

At the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues held in May this year the 'special theme' was 'The Doctrine of Discovery', a legal and poli...

What Might Make Christopher Hitchens Change his Mind About 1492?

David Hill | Posted 11.12.2011 | UK
David Hill

Have you ever read a book called Bury my Dick at Wounded Knee? No, I thought not. That's because it doesn't exist. The real title is Bury my Heart at ...