Indigenous peoples

Americas: Time and again, Indigenous rights trampled for development - 8 August 2012

Headline Title:  Americas: Time and again, Indigenous rights trampled for development When the El Cercado dam opened in November 2010, its Colombian project managers trumpeted it as an engineering triumph built entirely with national know-how. Across the Americas, governments are trampling over the rights of Indigenous Peoples in the name of economic development. Media Node:  Indigenous People's Feature Twitter Tag:  Indigenous Story Location:  Colombia 7° 28' 43.2336" N, 72° 46' 24.3768" W “[We] are not asking…to turn back the clock and investigate historic wrongs. We’re urging effective protection of our land rights so that we can address the ongoing deforestation and other development activities happening on our land today.” Source:  Robert Morales, negotiator for the Hul’qumi’num Treaty Group, Canada “We’ll be watching to ensure the ruling is complied with and that the territories of Indigenous peoples in Ecuador and across the Americas are respected in the face of damaging extractive activities such as oil exploration. Long live Sarayaku and the Indigenous peoples of the continent” Source:  Sarayaku leader José Gualinga in Ecuador URL:  Americas: Governments prioritize profit over Indigenous peoples’ rights Description:  Press release, 8 August 2012 URL:  Governments must stop imposing development projects on Indigenous peoples’ territories Description:  Briefing paper, 8 August 2012

Americas: Governments prioritize profit over Indigenous peoples’ rights - 8 August 2012

Headline Title:  Americas: Governments prioritize profit over Indigenous peoples’ rights Governments across the Americas are putting profit before the physical and cultural survival of thousands of Indigenous peoples, said Amnesty International in a Governments across the Americas are putting profit before the physical and cultural survival of thousands of Indigenous peoples. Media Node:  Indigenous Peoples Day Twitter Tag:  Indigenous Story Location:  Ecuador 5° 10' 42.5352" S, 72° 25' 18.75" W “States have the obligation to engage with Indigenous Peoples at the earliest stage of any decision-making process that affects them. Ignoring that obligation only creates a climate of bad faith, distrust and polarisation which can fuel social unrest and conflict ” Source:  Mariano Machain, Campaigner on Economic, Social and Cultural rights at Amnesty International Date:  Wed, 08/08/2012 URL:  Ecuador: Inter-American Court ruling marks key victory for Indigenous Peoples Description:  News story, 27 July 2012 URL:  Ecuador: Authorities misuse judicial system to stop protests Description:  News story/report, 17 July 2012

América: Los gobiernos dan prioridad a los beneficios frente a los derechos de los pueblos indígenas

Gobiernos de toda América dan mayor importancia a los beneficios que a la supervivencia física y cultural de miles de indígenas, ha afirmado Amnistía Internacional en un informe publicado antes del Día Internacional de las Poblaciones Indígenas del Mundo, que se conmemora el 9 de agosto.  Gobiernos de toda América dan mayor importancia a los beneficios que a la supervivencia física y cultural de miles de indígenas, ha afirmado Amnistía Internacional en un informe publicado antes del

Amériques. Pour les gouvernements, le profit passe avant les droits des populations autochtones

D'après une synthèse publiée par Amnesty International en prévision de la Journée internationale des populations autochtones, le 9 août, les gouvernements des pays du continent américain privilégient le profit à la survie physique et culturelle de milliers de membres des communautés indigènes. D'après une synthèse publiée par Amnesty International en prévision de la Journée internationale des populations autochtones,

Americas: Governments prioritize profit over Indigenous peoples’ rights

Governments across the Americas are putting profit before the physical and cultural survival of thousands of Indigenous peoples, said Amnesty International in a briefing paper published ahead of the International Day of Indigenous Peoples on 9 August. Governments across the Americas are putting profit before the physical and cultural survival of thousands of Indigenous peoples, said Amnesty International in a briefing paper published ahead of th

Violente expulsion au Chili : des mineurs figurent parmi les membres de la communauté indigène qui ont été blessés - 30 July 2012

Headline Title:  Communauté indigène expulsée au Chili : des enfants blessés Les autorités chiliennes doivent diligenter une enquête exhaustive et indépendante sur le recours à la force par la police pendant et après une expulsion au cours de laquelle de nombreux membres d' Des informations sur deux épisodes concernant une communauté indigène mapuche font apparaître que la police a fait un usage disproportionné de la force, blessant plusieurs personnes, parmi lesquelles des enfants. Media Node:  Mapuche protests_fr Twitter Tag:  Mapuche Story Location:  Chile 38° 16' 32.0268" S, 72° 22' 10.884" W “Les informations disponibles sur l'éviction d'Ercilla portent à penser que la police a fait un usage disproportionné de la force. Les informations selon lesquelles des mineurs auraient été blessés par des tirs de chevrotine de la police en direction de la foule rassemblée devant l'hôpital sont particulièrement préoccupantes.” Source:  Maria Jose Eva Parada, chargée de recherche au sein du programme Amériques d'Amnesty International Date:  Mon, 30/07/2012

Chile: Niños y niñas indígenas heridos tras desalojo violento - 30 July 2012

Headline Title:  Chile: Niños y niñas indígenas heridos tras desalojo violento Las autoridades de Chile deben iniciar una investigación minuciosa e independiente sobre el uso de la fuerza por parte de la policía en el transcurso y después de un desalojo en el que una decena d Los testimonios del desalojo forzoso de Ercilla apuntan a un posible uso desproporcionado de la fuerza por parte de la policía que causó lesiones a varias personas, algunas de ellas menores de edad. Media Node:  Mapuche protests_es Twitter Tag:  Mapuche Story Location:  Chile 38° 16' 32.0268" S, 72° 22' 10.884" W “Los testimonios del desalojo forzoso de Ercilla apuntan a posible un uso desproporcionado de la fuerza por parte de la policía, y los informes según los cuales la policía disparó perdigones contra las personas congregadas en el exterior del hospital de Collipulli, hiriendo a varios niños y niñas, son especialmente preocupantes.” Source:  María José Eva Parada, investigadora del Programa Regional para América de Amnistía Internacional Date:  Mon, 30/07/2012

Chile: Indigenous children among the injured after violent eviction - 30 July 2012

Headline Title:  Chile: Indigenous children among the injured after violent eviction The Chilean authorities must initiate a thorough, independent investigation into the police use of force during and after an eviction that resulted in a dozen Indigenous community members – includi Accounts from two incidents involving a Mapuche Indigenous community point to a possible disproportionate use of force by the police that left several injured, including children. Media Node:  Mapuche protests Twitter Tag:  Mapuche Story Location:  Chile 38° 16' 32.0268" S, 72° 22' 10.884" W “The accounts from the forced eviction in Ercilla point to a possible disproportionate use of force by the police, and the reports of children being injured by police firing buckshot into the crowd outside the Collipulli hospital are especially worrying” Source:  Maria Jose Eva Parada, Researcher in the Americas Programme at Amnesty International. Date:  Mon, 30/07/2012

Ecuador: Inter-American Court ruling marks key victory for Indigenous Peoples - 27 July 2012

Headline Title:  Ecuador: Inter-American Court ruling marks key victory for Indigenous Peoples A regional human rights court has come down in favour of the Sarayaku Indigenous community in the Ecuadorian Amazon in what Amnesty International has called a key victory for Indigenous Peoples. A regional human rights court has ruled that Ecuador was responsible for human rights violations against the Sarayaku Indigenous community in the Amazon. Media Node:  Sarayaku - Jose Gualinga Story Location:  Ecuador 1° 25' 12.0756" S, 76° 22' 37.0308" W “This sentence will have a far-reaching effect on countries across the region – it makes it crystal clear that states bear a responsibility to carry out special consultation processes before engaging in development projects affecting Indigenous Peoples and their rights” Source:  Fernanda Doz Costa, Amnesty International’s Researcher on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in the Americas Date:  Fri, 27/07/2012 URL:  Caso Pueblo Indígena Kichwa de Sarayaku Vs. Ecuador. Description:  Full text of the IACHR ruling (in Spanish), 27 June 2012 URL:  Ecuador: The Sarayaku struggle goes global Description:  News story, 25 May 2012 URL:  Case of the Kichwa People of Sarayaku vs. Ecuador Description:  Amicus curiae, 18 July 2011 URL:  Children of the Jaguar Description:  Documentary film trailer URL:  Sarayaku Indigenous People Description:  Official website of the Kichwa People of Sarayaku

Opinión: Algunas cosas que deberían saber sobre Ecuador más allá de Assange - 17 July 2012

Headline Title:  Opinión: Ecuador más allá de Assange Este artículo de opinión se publicó originalmente en el Huffington Post Julian Assange considera que Ecuador es un refugio seguro, pero para muchas de las personas que viven allí, firmemente arraigadas en sus tierras, la justicia sigue siendo una realidad lejana. Media Node:  Sarayaku lands in Ecuador_es Story Location:  Ecuador 2° 49' 54.6744" S, 78° 8' 5.1576" W “Imaginen que el gobierno de su país anuncia que va a usar su patio, donde su familia lleva siglos viviendo, para perforar en busca de petróleo, sin consultarles siquiera. Esto es precisamente lo que les ha ocurrido a uno de los pueblos indígenas, la comunidad sarayaku.” Source:  Guadalupe Marengo, directora adjunta del programa de Amnistía Internacional para América Date:  Tue, 17/07/2012 URL:  Ecuador: Autoridades hacen un uso indebido del sistema judicial para detener protestas Description:  Comunicado de prensa, 17 de julio de 2012 URL:  Ecuador: “Para que nadie reclame nada” ¿Criminalización del derecho a la protesta en Ecuador? Description:  Informe, 17 de julio de 2012 URL:  Ecuador: La lucha de los sarayakus se globaliza Description:  Artículo, 25 de mayo de 2012

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