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Indigenous peoples

Girls in traditional clothing, photo by Jorge de Cardenas
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24 October 2019

Commentary: What Trudeau's re-election means for mining in Canada

Author: JP Casey & Umar Ali, Mining Technology

With more than 60 minerals and metals currently being pulled from Canadian soil, the mining industry is a major contributor to the national economy... However, the rapid expansion of mining operations have introduced a number of problems... [including]...

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22 October 2019
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Al afirmar que los asesinatos, ataques con armas de fuego e intimidaciones que viven en el momento las organizaciones y comunidades indígenas numéricamente mayoritarias en Colombia, la wayúu y la nasa, así como miembros de las Mesas de Víctimas,...

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22 October 2019
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Author: Frontline Defenders

« Ouverture prochaine du procès du leader Mapuche Alberto Curamil », 16 octobre 2019...

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Company response
22 October 2019

Freeport McMoRan's reponse

Author: Freeport McMoRan

The PTFI project area is located where indigenous peoples of Papua hold customary land rights. Specifically, the Amungme in the highlands and the Kamoro in the coastal lowlands are considered traditional landowners of the area, along with the Dani,...

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22 October 2019

Indonesia: Freeport McMoRan's Grasberg mine impacts indigenous land rights, company response included

An article by Mongabay from 2017 alleges that PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) never compensated the Amungme and Kamoro people on the land where it operates its Grasberg gold and copper mine. The article also alleges that PTFI was using land in protected...

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22 October 2019
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ONG PODER acusa la empresa Aguas de Barcelona por violar el derechos al agua de diferentes comunidades en México, como parte de una estrategia de privatizar el agua en estados como Coahuila y Veracruz.  El Centro de Información sobre Empresas y...

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Article
21 October 2019

Brazil: Third Intl. Forest Defenders Conference brings together defenders from 15 countries in Amazonia

Author: Not1More

"Frontline defenders who are risking their lives to protect forests, land, and water, united to share our stories and our strategies, 14th–18th october, in the heart of the struggle, Pará, Amazonia, Brazil", 19 Oct 2019...

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18 October 2019

Australia: Traditional owners' native title claim upheld in landmark decision against mining company Fortescue Metals Group

Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) loses appeal from a Federal Court's judgment recognising the Yindjibarndi people's exclusive native title over an area of land that includes the company's Solomon Hub mine in Western Australia's Pilbara region. The...

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16 October 2019
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Author: Mônica Nunes, Conexão Planeta (Brazil)

“Lideranças indígenas vão à Europa para denunciar o governo Bolsonaro”, 11 de outubro de 2019...

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16 October 2019

Dutch development bank FMO allegedly finances projects where land grabbing & other abuses occur; bank denies allegations

Author: Erik van Zwam, Trouw

[Note: This is an unofficial summary translation of the original Dutch article.]...

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