CICA_A_Pan-Indigenous_Organization_in_Central_America.pdf

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On July 21, 1995, the Indigenous Council of Central America (CICA) was founded, which integrates indigenous representatives from Guatemala to Panama, including Belize.

The_guaymi_patent.pdf

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Between 1993 and 1994, a group of American scientists attempted to patent and commercialize a sample of human tissue collected from an unidentified indigenous woman. Indigenous groups and international human rights forums denounced the effort and the…

Free_determination_and_the_states.pdf

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A spokesperson for the Mapuche organization Aukin Wallmapu Ngulam-Council of All the Lands comments of the "Declaration of Barbados III," especially the sections relating to the self-determination of Indigenous peoples and the nationally constituted…

State_Frontiers_and_Indian_Nations.pdf

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Indigenous peoples consider the colonial and state borders as artificial barriers to their indigenous nations. The best way to maintain unity to fight state oppression is reinforce the right of consent by indigenous peoples.

abyayala_v10_n1_p3.pdf

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In light of the recent Fourth Women's World Conference In Beijing and the international attention that is focussed on women's issues this issue of Abyayala News focuses on women's issues that specifically concern indigenous women.

Gold_Greed_&_Genocide_in_the_Americas_California_to_the_Amazon.pdf

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Settlers in search of gold have caused two violent incidents against the Pomo peoples of California and the Nambikwara People of Mato Grosso, Brazil. Mercury, disease, and cyanide have all worked against the indigenous population, and in favor of the…

Indigenous_Assembly_Grapples_with_Suicides.pdf

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Suicides among the Guarani Kaiowa, which have been on the rise of the past ten years, were the main subject discussed at an assembly of the Aty Guassu Organization in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.

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…

II Encounter of Indigenous Peoples, Nations, and Organizations_from abyayala_v07n03_04-2.pdf

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This article is an abbreviated report of the second meeting of Continental Encounter of Indigenous Peoples, Nations and Organizations that took place at Temoaya, Mexico on October 8-13, 1993 and the article outlines the goals the organization wishes…

Guajajara_Murdered_in_Brazil.pdf

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Manuel Mendes, a Guajajara Indian, was killed among growing tensions between invaders into Krikati Indian territory and the Indian population living there.

URNG-Government_Dialogue_Indians_Excluded_Once_Again.pdf

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Guatemala's government and the leftist guerilla group National Guatemalan Revolutionary Union (Unidad Revolucionaria Nacional Guatemalteca, URNG) signed an accord to protect the rights of the Maya Indian people. However, Mayans were excluded from…

A_Silent_Strategy_The_Clothes_That_We_Wear.pdf

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The Importance of Native Clothing and Patterns
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