Indigenous People Movements — The Most Important Political Movements on Earth Today!

We Must Echo The Words of Chief Joseph!
Norman Rockwell — How nice!?!

Our World Needs The Message of Indigenous People Movements — We Can’t Keep Pricing The Planet: Buying and Selling Nature

“It is estimated that there are more than 370 million indigenous people spread across 70 countries worldwide. Practicing unique traditions, they retain social, cultural, economic and political characteristics that are distinct from those of the dominant societies in which they live. Spread across the world from the Arctic to the South Pacific, they are the descendants — according to a common definition — of those who inhabited a country or a geographical region at the time when people of different cultures or ethnic origins arrived. The new arrivals later became dominant through conquest, occupation, settlement or other means.”

Declaration of The Rights of Indigenous Peoples (ratified by 143 countries):

http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/documents/DRIPS_en.pdf

Standing Rock:

Over 300 Native American tribes gathered — the largest gathering ever —to declare themselves “water protectors” destined to shut down an oil pipeline desecrating long held sacred lands and which could potentially pollute the Sioux Tribe’s sole source for water. These unarmed innocent people — utilizing prayer, song and traditional ceremony — have been brutalized and tortured by the response of the oil company’s hired security unit TigerSwan. TigerSwan is an outgrowth of Blackwater Security which once mounted a 20,000 member private mercenary army in Iraq.

Red Cloud, Sitting bull, Joseph, and Black Elk

Indigenous Peoples Movements:

First Peoples Worldwide:

http://www.firstpeoples.org/who-are-indigenous-peoples/the-indigenous-movement

Ten Latin American Indigenous Rights Warriors You Need to Know:

http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/10-Latin-American-Indigenous-Rights-Warriors-You-Need-to-Know-20160508-0045.html

Indigineous Movement Stops Brazilian Dam:

http://feministing.com/2016/04/27/indigenous-movement-stops-construction-of-brazilian-mega-dam/

Peruvian National Indigenous Movement and Policy:

http://amazonwatch.org/work/peruvian-national-indigenous-movement-and-policy

Indigenous movements in Guatemala and Bolivia:

http://munin.uit.no/bitstream/handle/10037/2942/article.pdf?sequence=3

Canadian Aboriginal Issues: Struggling to Escape a Legacy of Oppression:

http://www.socialjustice.org/index.php?page=aboriginal-issues

Australian Aboriginal Civil Rights movement:

http://www.timetoast.com/timelines/australian-aboriginal-civil-rights-movement

Rainforest Action Network:

https://www.facebook.com/rainforestactionnetwork/?hc_ref=ADS&fref=nf&ft[tn]=kC&ft[qid]=6366609884179325905&ft[mf_story_key]=6908069324720508182&ft[ei]=AI%40f6a6b1317df419a06ea82575b1017853&ft[top_level_post_id]=10154793672515960&ft[fbfeed_location]=1&ft[insertion_position]=1&__md__=1

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