Tags : Indigenous Peoples


Gunmen murder Honduran indigenous leader Berta Caceres

Berta Cáceres, a Honduran indigenous leader and environmentalist, was murdered in the early hours of yesterday when intruders entered her home in La Esperanza, Intibucá, in the west of the country. Police cited robbery as the alleged motive for the crime, but the activist’s family said she was killed in retaliation for her activities. There […]Read More


Taiwan Struggles to Save Indigenous Languages

TAIPEI — Taiwan’s government sounded a cultural emergency this summer. The native language of a village of aboriginal Rukai people is in danger of dying out. So the cabinet has begun collecting records that could save that dialect and eight others from being overtaken by the dominant Mandarin Chinese. Aborigines were dominant in Taiwan for […]Read More


ASIA: Indigenous groups – stateless and sick

BANGKOK, 9 February 2012 (IRIN) – The health of millions of indigenous people across Asia is at risk, experts say, as lack of recognition of their legal status hinders data collection, making their medical problems invisible in most national health surveys. Indigenous peoples – defined by the UN as people with ancestral ties to a […]Read More

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The Festival of Indigenous Peoples in Thailand 2011

Under the theme “Asserting Indigenous Peoples’ Lifestyle and Rights” there will be the Festival of Indigenous Peoples in Thailand on 7-9 August 2011 at Suan Chalerm Phrakiat King Rama IX of the Chiang Mai Administration Organization by the Network of Indigenous Peoples in Thailand (NIPT). Thailand as an area rich in ethnic culture and bio-diversity […]Read More