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Collection: Vol. 10, No. 3 (Summer 1997)
Xochimilco: In the Path of a Giant
Xochimilco, on of the last remaining plots of common land in the Valley of Mexico, is being appropriated by government and private interests.
To Be Urban and Indian in Venezuela: Assimilation or Cultural reaffirmation?
Indigenous communities Venezuelan cities are consistently marginalized, but their cultural preservation is encouraged by social organizations and institutions within these cities.
Success Story in Brazil: The Return of the Panara
The Panara in Brazil have organized to sue for the protection of the land from private interests and have made steady gains in the government to do so.
Mexico's Hired Guns
Increasing violence in Mexico has led to an increase in state-sponsored murders and killing by the police, the military, and paramilitary forces in an attempt to re-establish state control across the country.
Ambiguous Ruling in Colombia: U'wa Struggle to Stop Oil Concession Continues
The U'wa have been told by the Colombian government that the they must be consulted regarding oil concession on their land, a statement that may be void of meaning.
U'wa Update: UWA people representatives toured the United States
The U'wa leaders who toured the United States have stated that they are continuing to fight oil drilling on their lands.
Brazil: Migrating Between Extremes, Interview with Paulo Pankararu
Paulo Pankararu talks about the causes of indigenous migration to Brazilian cities and the positives and negatives of this movement.
Learning from Grandma Lupe: Indigenous Spirituality is the Source of all knowledge at Indigenous Women's Conference
Guadalupe de la Cruz Rios de la Rallanera talks about the importance of spirituality within her community.
Awastingni Sumo Defend Autonomy of Coast Against Government: Effort is to stop Asian logging giants from further destroying Indigenous lands on the coast of Nicaragua
The Sumo have appealed to the Nicaraguan government to prevent Korean logging activities on their land. This has not proved fruitful, which may lead the Sumo to seek demarcation.
El Salvador: No End in Sight to the Abuses Against Indigenous Communities in Sonsonate
Government-sponsored violence against indigenous communities in Sonsonate, El Salvador has increased, an action justified by the statement that the land is under the ownership of UCESISTA members.
Violent Military forced Removal of peaceful Indigenous Demonstrators in Honduras
Protesters were removed from in front of the Honduran Presidential Palace after days of protesting the state-sponsored assassinations of indigenous leaders.
New Publications of Interest
New publications that SAIIC suggests to its readers.