• Collection: Vol. 8, nos. 1 & 2 (Summer 1994)

abya yala p18-20.pdf

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SAIIC spoke with founding member of the State Indigenous and Campesino Council of Chiapas about the government's reaction, including detainment and torture, to the organization's peace and rights demands. He also speaks of the state of indigenous…

abya yala p18-20.pdf

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The messenger of the Consejo de Todas las Tierras (All Lands Council) praises the Zapatistas while pointing out there is more to be done. In the interview, Huilcaman discusses autonomy, territory, indigenous rights, leadership, agrarian reform, and…

abya yala p21.pdf

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Indigenous leaders from Nicaragua, Panama, and Canada give their thoughts on the Zapatista uprising and how it plays into a larger indigenous movement across the continent.

abya yala p22-23.pdf

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The Colombian constitution granted all indigenous territories legal status as “Territorial
Entities" within the republic. The Indigenous movement's triumph during the constitutional
convention is particularly important since it makes Colombia the…

abya yala p24.pdf

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Western influences and pushes for tourist development have pushed many Garifuna people off their lands and changed the relationship people have to each other and the land. The government has favored capitalist interests leading to hardships for many…

abya yala p26-28.pdf

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Indigenous people of Mato Grosso do Sul face expulsion from their lands as ranchers supported by the government claim the land. Though the territories have been demarcated for the indigenous groups, they are still at risk of being taken away due to…

abya yala p29-30.pdf

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A proposed Pan-American Highway from Colombia to Panama would destroy important ecosystems and cut through lands of up to five indigenous communities as well as non-native communities. The Indigenous Pan-American Commission speaks up against the…

abya yala p31-32.pdf

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In the face of further threats of environmental destruction at the hands of oil companies, Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE) and Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of the Ecuadorian Amazon (CONFENIAE) occupied the…

abyayala_v08n1_2_p032.pdf
If indigenous peoples and others harmed by irresponsibly discarded hazardous waste from Texaco can prove the decisions regarding that discarding were made in their New York headquarters, the case will be heard by the US federal court in New York. The…

abya yala p33.pdf

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The trans-Amazon pipeline carrying Occidental and Petroperu crude oil burst spilling between 10,000 and 30,000 barrels of oil a day into the Marañon river, the main water source for many indigenous communities in the area. The Peruvian government…

abya yala p34-35.pdf

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Indigenous people, doctors, traditional and Western researchers came together in Ottawa, Canada to discuss policy and public health for indigenous communities. The symposium is one in a series of meetings including the Pan-American Health…

abya yala p36.pdf

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Indigenous leaders in Colombia have been under attack and subject to disappearances, torture, arbitrary detention, and even murder due to their struggle for rights granted to them in the Constitution.
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