05 May Regional commission seeks justice for indigenous rights abuses: Inter-American Commission of Human Rights blames governments for torture and negligence (Latin America Press)

The Washington-based Inter-American Commission of Human Rights, a branch of the Organization of American States, has presented two law suits against the governments of Argentina and Ecuador for negligence in two human rights abuse cases against indigenous citizens.  The body presented the two cases to...

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03 May Feds promise reform to Arctic development (The Toronto Star)

A federal government plan to dramatically change the way northern development gets done could reopen aboriginal land claims that took decades to negotiate.  Indian and Northern Affairs Minister Chuck Strahl says his department has appointed a negotiator to restructure a confusing welter of northern regulatory...

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