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Peru's old 1933 constitution protected indigenous lands rights and the new constitution threatens to indigenous rights by opening up territories to confiscation by other parties, agricultural development, and possible ecological damage

NAFTA could endanger national laws that protect Indigenous land rights if the the NAFTA tribunal decides the legal protection of ancient land rights is a barrier to trade. Indigenous peoples could be removed from their land to make way for trade…

Indigenous communities are often caught in the cross hairs of different interest groups struggling to control ecologically diverse territories. Conflicts over the use of indigenous territories raises many important questions regarding the rights of…

abya yala p38.pdf
The Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE) and other organizations protest new laws by the Ecuadorian putting agroindustry and livestock grazing above small farmers making a living off the land. Fifteen have been killed by…

abya yala p4-5.pdf
Indigenous people block the construction of a hydroelectric project on their lands that could contaminate water sources and food supply.

The Brazilian 1988 constitution expired October 1993 and is due to be revised. If it is revised, negative public attitudes indicate that there is reason for indigenous populations to worry that they will lose rights granted to them under the 1988…

abya yala p24.pdf
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…

In 1991, 144 Mapuches were taken to court for occupying land that the Chilean government claims they have no right to own. While this case is in progess, Mapuche leader Aucan Huilcaman is denied eligibility to run for congress.

On September 16, 1993, the Wichi Ka Puce Hi Cooperative of Argentina initiated a week long hunger strike in protest of the government's Land Commission until President Carlos Menem agreed to meet.

Issues of land rights and culture development of indigenous communities was discussed on September 23-26, 1993 at the first meeting of the congress of indigenous representatives from Guerrero.

Apache leaders plea to stop destruction of sacred places.

Scandal of land rights and the Tarahumara.
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