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States call for Turnbull government to push back closing the gap deadline

States call for Turnbull government to push back closing the gap deadline

States want more time for consultation due to risk of reinforcing view ‘government doesn’t listen to Indigenous people’State governments have called on the Turnbull government to push back the
Colombia's land battles shatter the peace in Cauca Valley – in pictures

Colombia's land battles shatter the peace in Cauca Valley – in pictures

As the peace deal opens up new areas to extractive industries, a long-running fight for land and the environment has erupted anew as indigenous communities try to reclaim their territory Continue
Animal rights activists and Inuit clash over Canada's Indigenous food traditions

Animal rights activists and Inuit clash over Canada's Indigenous food traditions

Seal meat on a Toronto restaurant’s menu has stirred up a decades-long conflict over anti-hunting campaigns, which the Inuit say threaten their existenceA newly opened restaurant in Toronto sparked
Mexico politician under fire for giving chickenwire to prevent sexual assaults

Mexico politician under fire for giving chickenwire to prevent sexual assaults

Outrage ensued when Iris Aguirre provided chainlink fencing to indigenous communities in Zacatecas to ‘prevent people coming in and raping their girls’A politician in northern Mexico has come under
Black Lives Matter in Australia: wherever black people are, there is racism – and resistance

Black Lives Matter in Australia: wherever black people are, there is racism – and resistance

The government must stand on the side of the original people of this land, and challenge the idea that their lives don’t matterOf the many remarkable moments on our Australian trip so far, there’s one
Canada approves plan to build ski resort on land held sacred by indigenous people

Canada approves plan to build ski resort on land held sacred by indigenous people

The country’s supreme court has ruled that the public interest outweighed the religious rights of the Ktunaxa Nation of British ColumbiaCanada’s highest court has given developers the green light to
Ratio of indigenous children in Canada welfare system is 'humanitarian crisis'

Ratio of indigenous children in Canada welfare system is 'humanitarian crisis'

Minister Jane Philpott says disproportionate number of Aboriginal children taken from families echoes horrors of residential school system that affected 150,000The disproportionate number of
‘For us, the land is sacred’: on the road with the defenders of the world’s forests

‘For us, the land is sacred’: on the road with the defenders of the world’s forests

A busload of indigenous leaders have been crossing Europe to highlight their cause before the start of UN climate talks in BonnOf the many thousands of participants at the Bonn climate conference
Chile activists burn bus to protest Pope's visit to contested indigenous land

Chile activists burn bus to protest Pope's visit to contested indigenous land

The Araucania region, where activists burned a bus Friday, has long been a site of attempts by the Mapuche to reclaim land annexed by Chile in the late 1900sHooded activists in Chile have burned a bus
Finding Mungo Man: the moment Australia's story suddenly changed

Finding Mungo Man: the moment Australia's story suddenly changed

As the oldest known Indigenous remains are returned to country this week, the man who found them muses on the discoveryLate in his ninth decade and conscious the sands of his time may be too
The Feminist Indigenous Candidate Running for President of Mexico

The Feminist Indigenous Candidate Running for President of Mexico

María de Jesús Patricio Martínez Marichuy is seeking more than 800,000 signatures so she can make a real run at Mexico's presidency.
No 'lost tribes' or aliens: what ancient DNA reveals about American prehistory

No 'lost tribes' or aliens: what ancient DNA reveals about American prehistory

New genetics research settles questions about the peoples of Newfoundland and Labrador – and helps highlight what genetics can’t tell usGenetics research has transformed our understanding of human
Bigotry against indigenous people means we're missing a trick on climate change

Bigotry against indigenous people means we're missing a trick on climate change

Traditional farming strategies could protect humanity against global warming and prevent deadly wildfires. Yet scientists seem determined to ignore them Prejudice against indigenous people is visible
Indigenous groups win greater climate recognition at Bonn summit

Indigenous groups win greater climate recognition at Bonn summit

World governments have acknowledged for the first time that ‘first peoples’ can play a leadership role in protecting forests and limiting global warmingIndigenous groups claimed a victory at the UN
Mungo Man headed for final resting place, four decades and 40,000 years on

Mungo Man headed for final resting place, four decades and 40,000 years on

Remains of the first known Australian handed back to traditional owners in sombre ceremony in CanberraAfter more than four decades in the custodianship of the Australian National University and later
British explorer Benedict Allen 'alive and well' in Papua New Guinea

British explorer Benedict Allen 'alive and well' in Papua New Guinea

Allen, 57, who went missing in jungle, is waiting to be picked up from a remote airstrip, his agent saidAn explorer who went missing in the Papua New Guinean jungle has been found alive in a tribal
‘We lost a great leader’: Berta Cáceres still inspires as murder case takes fresh twist | Liz Ford

‘We lost a great leader’: Berta Cáceres still inspires as murder case takes fresh twist | Liz Ford

As friends and followers of the late Honduran activist continue her battle for indigenous land rights, their cause has been boosted by a damning legal report María Santos Domínguez heard about the
Mungo Man: the final journey of our 40,000-year-old ancestor

Mungo Man: the final journey of our 40,000-year-old ancestor

Photographer Dean Sewell travelled for three days across Australia documenting the last journey of the nation’s oldest man, whose remains were discovered in 1974 and who has now been returned to
Sir Ninian Stephen obituary

Sir Ninian Stephen obituary

Judge who pipped Prince Charles to become governor general of Australia in the 1980s, then sat on the UN international criminal court’s first trialAmong the many signal achievements of the
Blood flows and rivers run dry as Honduras prepares to go to the polls – in pictures

Blood flows and rivers run dry as Honduras prepares to go to the polls – in pictures

With the country poised for Sunday’s elections, the murder of environmentalists in Honduras is being directly linked with water and food shortages, violence and migration. Photographer Sean Hawkey