Indigenous Rights

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.'

Amazonian Cocoa - How Chocolate Is Improving the Lives of Bolivia's Indigenous Communities

Emma Donlan | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Emma Donlan

This week is Chocolate Week (14th-20th October), when people across the UK celebrate everything to do with the sugary indulgence. Chocolate remains a household favourite in the UK today, with the average Brit eating approximately 8kg per year, and only five per cent of the population admitting to not enjoying the sweet treat within the past six months.

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'...

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.

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.

Hanging Out With Gillard

Linh Do | Posted 16.09.2012 | UK Politics
Linh Do

Just over a year ago Google+ launched to much hype that it would replace Facebook and change how we interact online. It didn't replace Facebook. The 'Hangout' feature did change how we talked to groups of friends, family or colleagues online though.

'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.