With the hashtag #ScientistsforMaunaKea, scientists are sharing their opposition to the construction of the $1.4 billion telescope on sacred land.
An impending trade deal with the E.U. has instigated further pushback from non-governmental organizations and local activists against any deal with the Brazilian government.
The far-right government of President Jair Bolsonaro has instituted new policies that put indigenous land rights and health services under threat.
Amid continued standoffs between tribes and states over treaties signed before statehood was achieved, the ruling is a victory for Native rights.
More than 400 dams are currently proposed for Central America's rivers, but thanks largely to a feisty indigenous resistance—as well as a non-profit—they are still yet to be built.
The Waorani community in Ecuador won a historic ruling that may create a new guide for other indigenous communities looking to protect their lands from oil interests.
Maps, long used by colonizers to dispossess native peoples, are becoming a tool for indigenous people to reclaim sovereignty over their lands.
Tens of thousands of people belonging to U.S. Native tribes live in the Mexican states and routinely cross the border to participate in cultural events.
The Brazilian minister of mines and energy stated that Brazil would open its indigenous territories to mining interests without the consent of the affected population.
First Nations reserves residents are often forced to live in arduous conditions due to a system that prevents them from owning land or getting a mortgage.
President Jair Bolsonaro appears to consider the topics to be discussed in the upcoming Synod, including climate change and indigenous peoples, to be part of a leftist agenda.
Thanks to federal neglect and one Republican senator, the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians has been denied land and essential government services.
The State of Mexico is a nexus for a dispute between the government and the women-led activists of one of the country's largest indigenous groups.
Far from the urban hubs of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, thousands of poor Brazilians must travel hours by boat just to vote.
A dispatch from the fourth annual youth-led Uplift Climate Conference in New Mexico.
A new report from the United Nations finds that there has been a sharp increase of instances of physical violence and legal prosecution against indigenous peoples in countries across the globe.
Pacific Standard spoke with Amazonian activists, grandmothers, and small children at Saturday's march in San Francisco.
A Bangladeshi child lights a candle to mark International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples in Dhaka on August 8th, 2018.
One case about replacing culverts in Washington state could end up influencing larger decisions about native rights in places like Bears Ears and Standing Rock.
On the latest episode of Pacific Standard's podcast about how our stories are made, award-winning journalist Kathleen Sharp discusses her feature story on the Hopi community.