Contents with tag: indigenous peoples
Indigenous peoples from around the world continue their strong assertions of their right to self-determination as the first months of 2019 march on.
While the overall picture is far from ideal, there have been some signals that allow for a bit of optimism, especially as there is a need for urgent and immediate measures to ease the burden of climate impacts.
The number of environmental activists being killed worldwide has been increasing over the years. In 2015, 185 deaths--the highest in history--were recorded from 16 different countries. 40% of these environmental activists were members of indigenous groups and 42 of the 185 are protest-related deaths.