The president’s statements in a commencement speech perpetuate a cruel, white supremacist version of what happened after Europeans set foot on North America.
With passions running high in North Dakota, a small group of Native Americans and their supporters find themselves targets in a restaurant, and a woman is struck by an infuriated, yelling man. With passions running high in North Dakota, a small group of Native Americans and their supporters find themselves targets in a restaurant, and a woman is struck by an infuriated, yelling man.
A Truthdig correspondent (pictured) describes a law enforcement barrage involving anti-crowd chemicals, stun grenades and water cannons that soaked marchers in subzero temperatures.
In 1994, Alex Cywink learned that his younger sister’s body had been found in a park. Today, he and his siblings work not only on behalf of their sister, but for the more than 1,000 other indigenous women who are missing or have been murdered in Canada’s recent history.
Brazilian authorities want to kick 30 members of the Maracana tribe out of a former indigenous museum where they have been living for six years in order to build support structures for the 2014 World Cup.
A human rights group has reported an attack on the Yanomami tribe in Venezuela that has left up to 80 people dead after gold miners set fire to a communal house last month.
The Mexican resort city of Acapulco is a vacation destination for U.S. travelers and locals alike, but a short distance away from the beaches, a battle among Mexican authorities, drug cartels and indigenous communities is playing out.
In a political move that would make John Locke’s head explode, Bolivia is poised to pass a law that would grant nature equal rights with those afforded humans. The Law of Mother Earth is expected to usher in a radical new conservation policy against pollution and exploitation.