The Guardian: Missionaries Banned From Amazon Indigenous Reserve

Amazon River, Santarem, Brazil. Photo: courtesy of World Rainforest Movement Brazil: judge bans missionaries from indigenous reserve over Covid-19 fears The Guardian 17 April 2020 Dom Phillips A Brazilian judge has banned a group of Christian missionaries from… Read More

14 April 2020 Daily Digest of COVID-19 News and Analysis

WHY WE SHOULDN’T PUSH FOR A CLOSURE OF CHINA’S ‘WET MARKETS’ (13 April 2020) Earth Island Journal: Now that extensive measures during what the government called the “Special Period” have been lifted, life has sprung anew in one of… Read More

13 April 2020 Daily Digest of COVID-19 News and Analysis

IN BRAZIL, COVID-19 OUTBREAK PAVES WAY FOR INVASION OF INDIGENOUS LANDS (10 April 2020) Mongabay: With outsider encroachment into indigenous reserves continuing to escalate in the Brazilian Amazon and the COVID-19 outbreak spreading rapidly throughout the country, indigenous… Read More

COVID-19 Infections Rising in Brazilian Amazon

Photo courtesy of World Rainforest Movement In Brazil, COVID-19 outbreak paves way for invasion of indigenous lands Mongabay 10 April 2020 Sam Cowie With outsider encroachment into indigenous reserves continuing to escalate in the Brazilian Amazon and the… Read More

CADTM Calls for Radical Response to Covid-19

Graphic courtesy CADTM of Latin America Call of the indigenous peoples, afro-descendants and peoples’ organizations of Latin America CADTM, Collective 3 April 2020 The crisis that COVID-19 has provoked globally presents a crossroads to the peoples of Abya… Read More

Earth Watch: First Nations Elder Matthew Mukash On Coronavirus

Cree women tanning hide, Whapmagoostui, Cree Territory (Canada) in 1993. Photo: Langelle/GJEP Matthew Mukash, elder was born in 1951 on the land in Eeyou Istchee, the traditional Cree territory in northern Quebec. He is known for his extensive work to… Read More

7 April 2020 Daily Digest of COVID-19 News and Analysis

Sign-on petition: “Hungry people can’t stop Coronavirus”- Paraguay US far right seeks ways to exploit coronavirus and cause social collapse (5 April 2020) Mutual Aid Movement Playing Huge Role in COVID-19 Crisis (3 April 2020) Historic Injustices Against Native People… Read More

Ceremonial Elders of Whapmagoostui, QC Canada Give Message to the World re: Covid 19

Chief Matthew Mukash. Photo: Langelle/GJEP Message to the World From the Ceremonial Elders of Whapmagoostui, QC Canada Source: CENSORED NEWS, 30 March 2020. Sacred fire was lit in our community on Thursday, March 16th 2020 and burned for people to… Read More

The COVID-19 Crisis and Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous man. Espirito Santo, Brazil, November 2005.  Tupinikim and Guaraní peoples cut down a plantation of eucalyptus trees owned by Aracruz Celulose to rebuild this village in its traditional location. The village had been forcibly removed to make… Read More

Earth Watch: Josey Tenorio Peyestewa On Murdered & Missing Indigenous Women

Josey Tenorio Peyestewa is a Hopi descendant born in Third Mesa Hotevilla, Arizona and raised in Los Angeles, California. She is an Advocate for Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women. She organizes Prayer Runs through many states asking for… Read More