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At COP 21, indigenous people wield voices in fight for justice

The Indigenous Environmental Network focuses on cutting greenhouse gas emissions, calling for moratoriums on new fossil fuel development, and fighting against "false solutions," like fracking and nuclear energy.

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Indigenous news: First Nations MPs elected, Day of the Dead history

Last Monday's election was historic for Canada's First Nations community.

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This week in Indigenous news

Among other news, suicide has arrived in waves on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

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Report: Indigenous women in Canada face high murder rate

A new report exposes how indigenous women in Canada are being murdered and are disappearing at alarming rates.

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Mi'kmaw nation fights fracking on sovereign land

Why is Canadian government concerned with the Mi'kmaw land? Canada accepted Houston-based Southwestern Energy Company's  bid to begin an exploration program  over 2.5 million acres to test new hydrocarbon basins.

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Court throws out Guatemala genocide verdict

The Guatemalan Constitutional Court on May 20 threw out the guilty verdict of General Efrain Rios-Montt on technical grounds, plunging the whole country into a state of new insecurity.

Indigenous mobilization challenges Colombian government

Indigenous resistance in Colombia has become a social movement.

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Intense protests rock Patagonian Chile

Aysen protest groups coalesced under the slogan "Aysen, your problem is my problem." The government in Santiago received their demands on February 25.

Guatemala dictator to stand trial

Guatemalan prosecutors announced Jan. 26 that 85-year-old Efraín Ríos Montt, military dictator in 1982-1983, was going to trial in March.

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Bolivia’s law gives nature equal rights to humans

Bolivia is set to pass the Law of Mother Earth, (in Spanish La Ley de Derechos de la Madre Tierra) which will grant nature the same rights and protections as humans.

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