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A Biden Effort to Conserve Oceans Is Leaving Out Indigenous Peoples, Report Finds

Palmyra Atoll. Photo from Wikimedia Commons by USFWS from June 29, 2011 By Anita Hofschneider / Grist President Biden’s administration wants to create the largest non-contiguous protected ocean area in the world, but a new paper says the effort is failing to take into account the rights and perspectives of the Indigenous peoples most affected by the […]

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What’s the Difference Between Indigenous Nations Co-managing or Co-stewarding Their Land? A Lot.

High Bridge Trail at Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument. Photo from Flickr by the Bureau of Land Management California from By Taylar Dawn Stagner / Grist For a decade, wind farm companies had been eyeing Molok Luyuk — a mountain ridge of religious importance to tribes in northern California, whose people have worked for years […]

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My Grandfather’s Nakba

Palestinians in Tantura village on June 1948. Photo from Wikimedia Commons by Benno Rothenberg. By Emad Moussa / Mondoweiss Editor’s Note: Today marks the 76th anniversary of the Nakba (or catastrophe) which is characterized by the expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their land and homes in order to establish the State of […]

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UN Puts Spotlight on Attacks Against Indigenous Land Defenders

Indigenous Peoples protest in Washington. Photo from Wikimedia Commons from January 20, 2017. By Sarah Sax / Grist When around 70,000 Indigenous Maasai were expelled from their lands in northern Tanzania in 2022, it didn’t happen in a vacuum. For years, the Tanzanian government has systematically attacked Maasai communities, imprisoning Maasai leaders and land defenders on trumped-up charges, confiscating livestock, […]