United States

SCOTUS expands Indigenous claims, but ancient law limits freedoms

US Supreme Court ruled about half of Oklahoma is an Indian reservation, scholars say Congress can take that away.

SCOTUS expands Indigenous claims, but ancient law limits freedoms

Opinion

An oil spill in the time of coronavirus

A preventable oil spill in Ecuador's Amazon region in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic puts Indigenous lives at risk.

Manuela Picq

by Manuela Picq
- Eduardo Kohn

Manuela Picq

AJ IMPACT

Murders, megaprojects and a 'new Panama Canal' in Mexico

Activists suspect murders of 15 Indigenous community members are linked to their opposition to a proposed megaproject.

Murders, megaprojects and a 'new Panama Canal' in Mexico

Racism

Washington Redskins to 'retire' name under pressure

The NFL team was called out by investors and Indigenous groups as the US reckons with systemic racism.

Washington Redskins to 'retire' name under pressure

United States

Supreme Court rules much of Eastern Oklahoma is tribal land

Landmark case upholds claim by Muscogee Nation the territory, now home to 1.8 million people, is Native American land.

Supreme Court rules much of Eastern Oklahoma is tribal land

Brazil

Brazil's President Bolsonaro vetoes COVID-19 aid for Indigenous

Veto denies Brazil's 850,000 Indigenous 'minimum necessary for survival' in pandemic, advocacy group says.

Brazil's President Bolsonaro vetoes COVID-19 aid for Indigenous

Mexico

Remains of massacred student teacher identified in Mexico

Bone fragments found at a site called 'Butchers Ravine' near the dump where the bodies 43 students were burned.

Remains of massacred student teacher identified in Mexico

Native Americans

Native American groups seek name change for Washington Redskins

More than a dozen groups send letter to US football league demanding a change in branding for the franchise.

Native American groups seek name change for Washington Redskins

India

The monkey hunters: The story of Goa's Vanarmare tribe

How an attack on a small tribe in western India brought attention to a people whose rights had long been denied.

The monkey hunters: The story of Goa's Vanarmare tribe

United States

Trump 'not welcome' at Mt Rushmore: Native American leader

The president's rally is met with worry over fire hazards, the coronavirus and Indigenous rights as many voice concerns.

Trump 'not welcome' at Mt Rushmore: Native American leader

Native Americans

BLM: NFL's Washington Redskins announce 'thorough review' of name

The Washington Redskins's name has been source of controversy for years as many Indigenous view the term a racial slur.

BLM: NFL's Washington Redskins announce 'thorough review' of name

Canada

Canada Supreme Court dismisses Trans Mountain pipeline appeal

The court's decision ends a dispute between Ottawa and Indigenous nations who claim the pipeline endangers their lands.

Canada Supreme Court dismisses Trans Mountain pipeline appeal

Coronavirus pandemic

President Jair Bolsonaro's handling of coronavirus shakes Brazil

Brazil has the second-highest number of coronavirus cases and fatalities in the world.

President Jair Bolsonaro's handling of coronavirus shakes Brazil

Brazil

Tribe says two Yanomami men killed by illegal miners in Brazil

The men were killed on the Yanomami reservation in the northern Amazon region after they approached a gold miner camp.

Tribe says two Yanomami men killed by illegal miners in Brazil

United States

Trump visit to Mount Rushmore draws ire from Native groups

Native Americans criticise Trump's upcoming trip to Mount Rushmore which they see as a monument to desecration.

Trump visit to Mount Rushmore draws ire from Native groups