Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Posts
Finding Hope in a Thicket of Bad News
Good news in the fight against climate change: 34 governors have pledged to work with Indigenous Peoples and local communities to conserve forests.
Burning Forests Protects Salmon—and Other Lessons I Learned from the Yurok
In advance of an international climate change summit, Wanda Bautista accompanied a group of communicators and indigenous leaders from more than 30 countries on a trip to the Yurok Reservation in northern California. Here, she reflects on what she learned.
Burness Proudly Supports Freedom of the Press
Freedom of the press is a bedrock principle of democracy. Our work shows why each of us must do our part to protect it.
Healing the Wounds of Slavery in Brazil
Brazil just legally recognized the largest Afro-descendent community in the country.
Faith Communities Take a Stand for Forests
There’s new hope for rainforests. Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, Daoist and indigenous leaders from 21 countries joined forces this June to launch a massive global initiative to end deforestation.
Firefighters of the Forest
At a time when the world is desperately looking for solutions to limit and control forest fires, Guatemala’s forest communities demonstrate that the solution is quite simple: hand over control of forests to the people who live in them.
Guardians of the Galaxy aren't the only super group around. Meet six real-life heroes who toil to save our planet from destruction.
In Africa, Protecting Community Lands Is Good for People, Peace and Profit
Governments, companies and investors benefit when they recognize the land rights of Indigenous Peoples and local communities.
The Human Cost of Conservation: “Yellowstone Model” Wreaks Havoc Abroad
In the highlands of north-central Guatemala, old-school conservation methods are causing serious problems for indigenous communities who have sustainably harvested and cared for the area for hundreds of years.