03 Sep Native leaders consider action during Games: Mainstream chiefs, while distancing themselves from militants, discuss ‘assertive strategies’ to draw world attention to issues (The Globe and Mail)

With the 2010 Winter Olympics little more than five months away, B.C. native leaders are looking toward the Games as a way to highlight their increasingly rocky relationship with the provincial government.  Despite the unprecedented participation of aboriginal communities in the Games, leaders say they...

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02 Sep After protests, U.N. raps Peru on tribal rights (Reuters)

Peru is violating the rights of indigenous people by failing to secure their consent before energy companies drill on their lands, the United Nations said on Wednesday, in the wake of deadly Amazon riots.  Its report was issued three months after clashes between police and...

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