Witness

Gallok: The Battle for Sami Rights in Sweden

A community questions its Sami heritage when one of Scandinavia's largest known iron ore deposits is discovered nearby.

Indigenous rights

Guatemalans protest against bill that would free war criminals

Hundreds, including survivors and families of victims of the country's armed conflict, protest proposed amnesty law.

Guatemalans protest against bill that would free war criminals

Australia

Major Australian mining firms back indigenous voice in parliament

Mining giants BHP and Rio Tinto call for constitutional guarantee of indigenous representation in parliament.

Major Australian mining firms back indigenous voice in parliament

Environment

Brazil dam disaster: 'Dead or alive, we just want to know'

Families search for answers after muddy sea of debris sweeps everything in its path and kills more than 80 people.

Brazil dam disaster: 'Dead or alive, we just want to know'

Indigenous rights

Australia Day: Invasion Day protests in Melbourne

To many Aboriginal people the day signifies the beginning of genocide and systemic oppression.

Australia Day: Invasion Day protests in Melbourne

Australia

Tens of thousands rally against 'Invasion Day' in Australia

Day marking arrival of British forces in 1788 is seen as a celebration of colonialism by indigenous Australians.

Tens of thousands rally against 'Invasion Day' in Australia

Native Americans

Inside the sewing rooms of Alaska's kuspuk designers

In Alaska, generations of women are sewing hooded garments to celebrate their culture and to connect with loved ones.

Inside the sewing rooms of Alaska's kuspuk designers

US & Canada

Outrage after US students taunt elderly Native American

Catholic school students may face expulsion for their behaviour at Indigenous Peoples March in Washington.

US school apologises for students mocking elderly Native American

Indigenous rights

In Bolsonaro's Brazil, indigenous groups fear more violence

Rights groups warn that the far-right leader's rhetoric, actions towards native groups will lead to increased violence.

In Bolsonaro's Brazil, indigenous groups fear more violence

United States

New US Congress makes history with record number of women

From the youngest woman to the first Muslim female representatives, no other US Congress has looked like this.

New US Congress makes history with record number of women

Brazil

Brazil's Bolsonaro targets minority groups on first day in office

Far-right leader issues orders targeting Brazil's indigenous groups, descendants of slaves and LGBT community.

Brazil's Bolsonaro targets minority groups on first day in office

Guatemala

7-year-old Guatemalan girl who died in US custody is laid to rest

Jakelin Caal buried on Christmas Day, more than two weeks after she died in US Border and Protection custody.

7-year-old Guatemalan girl who died in US custody is laid to rest

Latin America

Venezuela's indigenous migrants face Colombia discrimination

Indigenous groups that fled Venezuela's economic crisis have faced severe mistreatment and harassment.

Latin America

Guatemalan family mourns Jakelin Caal, 7, who died in US custody

Family of seven-year-old Jakelin, who died in Border Patrol custody, calls on Trump to allow her father to stay in US.

Guatemalan family mourns Jakelin Caal, 7, who died in US custody

The Listening Post

Nuqanchik: Peruvian news and the politics of language

Quechua is one of South America's oldest languages and now some journalists are challenging its marginalisation.