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abya yala p22-23.pdf
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…

Bill_to_Grant_Ngobe-Bugle_Autonomy_in_Panama.pdf
Strong opposition by the Ngobe-Bugle community of Panama to the mining of their lands led to the government creating a bill that will grant the community autonomy over its territory.

Breaking_the_Myth_of_the_Nation_Proposal_for_Autonomous_Regions.pdf
While recent negotiations between the Mexican government and the Zapatistas progressed little, the fallout from the uprising has led indigenous organizations and campesinos to consider autonomous regions. In this article, we present some selections…

Chiapas_Massacre_in_Acteal.pdf
The massacre of the Tzotzil Indians in Acteal was not an isolated incident. There have been multiple violent incursions since. The passage of the San Andres Agreements would give autonomy to more than 12 million Indiginas.

Mapuches Convicted for Occupying Land.pdf
The Chilean government has convicted Mapuche people for the "illegal usurpation of land." The Chilean government have imposed harsh fines, which the Mapuche are attempting to appeal.

Ecuador_Indigenous_People_Push_for_Ratification_of_ILO_Convention_169.pdf
The Indigenous people of Ecuador held demonstrations and marches to push for the ratification of International Labor Organization's Convention 196. This would legally recognize the multiculturalism of the nation for the first time.

Editorial.pdf
Since the Spanish conquest, state borders have burdened, repressed, and alienated indigenous peoples from North, Central, and South America. This issue deals specifically with indigenous interpretations and actions to fight against violence,…

Free_determination_and_the_states.pdf
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…

Amazanga_A_Scientific_Research_Institute_in_the_Ecuadorian_Amazon.pdf
In 1992, as a response to negotiations with oil companies attempting to expand their operations into the Pastaza region, the AMAZANGA institute was formed. Since then, it has been on the forefront of new attempts to incorporate and protect…

Nicaragua_Colonial_History_Repeats_Itself_on_the_Atlantic_Coast_of_Central_America.pdf
Indigenous peoples along the Rio Coco that splits the countries of Honduras and Nicaragua have been subjugated to unequal land and resource agreements. Because of the Sandinista government and the Nicaraguan civil war, indigenous peoples in the area…

Nicaragua's_Atlantic_Coast_Update-_Logging_Stopped (1).pdf
Logging which has been damaging to Indigenous communities of the North Atlantic Atonomous Zone has ceased, leading to greater control of there constitutional right to their lands.

Self_determination_seminar.pdf
Indigenous groups in Mexico held a recent conference to discuss important indigenous issues including autonomy and self-determination.
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