Indigenous land defenders and their supporters are upholding the appropriate law in Canada: Wet’suwet’en law.
Earth’s forests oxygenate the atmosphere and store vast quantities of planet-warming carbon dioxide (CO₂). But research suggests that the health of these vast ecosystems in large part depends on the work of indigenous people.
Indigenous territories and protected areas cover 52% of the Amazon forest and store 58% of its carbon. A recent study found that these areas had the lowest net loss of carbon between 2003 and 2016, with 90% of net emissions coming from outside these protected lands.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are "an occupying foreign army” for Indigenous people in Canada.
Zapotec communities in Oaxaca celebrate a ruling by Mexico's federal court that revokes mining concessions, setting an important national precedent.
The consequences of earthquakes in Oaxaca in 2017 demonstrate the marginalization of Zapotec architectural practices.
Ten percent of Americans now live in counties with District Attorneys who are considered progressive.