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Guyana’s indigenous peoples are pushing for revisions to the Amerindian Act, the federal law that outlines their rights. Proposed changes include the right to collective territory, and upholding indigenous groups’ land titling to fight extractive industries.
Decades ago, private interests drove the Ipetí people off of their ancestral lands. Finally, the Panamanian government recognizes their land rights.
Peru’s indigenous communities face numerous obstacles as they pursue their land rights. This community beat the odds.
Reckless oil exploration has tainted the sources of water which indigenous communities rely upon for survival, while the Peruvian government looks on.
Twelve Maya leaders were charged with unlawful imprisonment of a man who was illegally occupying their lands.
The Hunt Oil organization has deemed the indigenous lands in northern Peru oil poor, thus diminishing their interest in the area.
Peru’s Amazon rainforest is the site of a recent boom in gold mining, a critical threat to the region’s indigenous peoples.
S. Todd Crider—Partner at Simpson Thacher and Vice-chair of Rainforest Foundation US’s Board of Directors—helps secure a commitment from the Peruvian government to improve land titling, environmental remediation, and basic services for indigenous communities in the Amazon rainforest.
Activists around the world are being killed in record numbers as they defend their lands against increased competition over natural resources.
Rainforest Foundation US’s sister organization in the United Kingdom unveils a new strategy for combatting illegal invasions on indigenous peoples’ lands.
The Caribbean Court of Appeals rules in favor of Maya land rights, forcing Belize’s government to demarcate and register the Maya territory.
Rainforest Foundation US accompanies the Harakbut people as they rediscover a lost sacred monument.
57 indigenous defendants will stand trial for defending their land rights in a series of protests that ended in a clash with police.