12 Jan Chile apologies over treatment of indigenous peoples (BBC)

Chile's president has apologised to the descendants of a group of indigenous people who were shipped to Europe in the late 19th Century and exhibited.  The remains of five Kawesqar Indians, from the country's southernmost region, were honoured in a ceremony after being flown back...

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04 Jan International rights tribunal to probe ownership of native land: The case involves 300,000 hectares of land on the east coast of Vancouver Island (The Globe and Mail)

A Vancouver Island native group has won a ruling that will force the Canadian government to defend its domestic human rights record at an international tribunal later this year.  The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has approved the Hul'qumi'num Treaty Group's petition to hear the...

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