Indigenous

Nika Knight, staff writer
Less than six months after two horrific oil spills in the Peruvian Amazon devastated Indigenous communities and the local ecosystem, yet another spill in the region has been reported. "Somehow virtually none of the profits generated by the oil industry over decades is available to ensure that Amazonian communities don't have to watch their primary...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Members of the dissident Coordinadora Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación (CNTE) teacher's union and supporters protested in Mexico City on June 19 against neoliberal education reforms. (Photo: Pedro Pardo/ AFP/ Getty)
The Mexican government's deadly crackdown on a teacher's union protest has...
Nika Knight, staff writer
It appears the United States government is not the only one in the world with a...

Further

In a landmark ruling on a case filed by a group of Native Americans, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has cancelled six trademark registrations for the name "Washington Redskins" because the name is “disparaging to Native Americans” and thus in violation of federal laws banning offensive language. Team officials have long fought a change to the name, which refers to a colonial-era bounty on Native-American heads, from 50 pounds for adult male scalps to 20 for kids'. The team says any change...