Tag: Indigenous

Indigenous Peoples Can’t Get to World’s ‘Most Inclusive’ Climate Conference

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Indigenous peoples comprise less than 5 percent of the world’s population but protect 80 percent of its biodiversity. But COVID and immigration restrictions are making it nearly impossible for some communities to attend COP26, the United Nations’ annual climate change conference.  Advertisement […]

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Indigenous Nation Stopped BC Social Workers From Apprehending Child, 6, on Their Land

Late Saturday, leaders, matriarchs, and community members from the Git’luuhl’um’hetxwit house group and Gitanmaax Band Council gathered to stop social workers from apprehending a child. Photo courtesy Git’luuhl’um’hetxwit Leaders and community members of Gitxsan Nation gathered in northeastern B.C. on Saturday evening to block social workers from apprehending a 6-year-old girl and “end the tragic […]

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Chile Is Sending Troops to Crack Down on an Indigenous Tribe and Create ‘Peace’

Chilean riot police stand in front of a wall that was scratched and partially destroyed during a protest demanding freedom for Mapuche political prisoners on July 9, 2021 in Santiago, Chile. Photo by Claudio Abarca Sandoval/NurPhoto via Getty Images. A longstanding conflict between the Indigenous Mapuche group and the government of Chile flared into violent protests […]

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SpaceX’s Satellite Megaconstellations Are Astrocolonialism, Indigenous Advocates Say

Tipping Point covers environmental justice stories about and, where possible, written by people in the communities experiencing the stark reality of our changing planet. Every time you go outside on a clear night to gaze at the constellations strewn across the sky, you are continuing a human tradition that reaches deep into the shadows of […]

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