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Native Sun News Today: Interpreters needed for Indigenous migrants
Native Sun News Today: Interpreters needed for Indigenous migrants (July 29, 2019)

Mexico alone has nearly five times the number of people of Native ancestry than the U.S. and Canada combined.


NMAI News: Film festival showcases Indigenous voices from around the world
NMAI News: Film festival showcases Indigenous voices from around the world (July 15, 2019)

The 19th annual Native Cinema Showcase begins and ends with portraits of strong women.


Man accused of killing indigenous healer dies in apparent lynching in Peru
Man accused of killing indigenous healer dies in apparent lynching in Peru (April 23, 2018)

Olivia Arévalo, an 81-year-old indigenous leader, was killed in Peru and her community apparently took justice in its own hands.


Researchers adapt Korean alphabet for use in Native language
Researchers adapt Korean alphabet for use in Native language (October 9, 2015)

More than three million people speak Aymara in Bolivia, Peru and Chile.


Andrew Lawler: Only one last chance to protect isolated tribes
Andrew Lawler: Only one last chance to protect isolated tribes (August 10, 2015)

Half a millennium after Columbus arrived, we have an opportunity — really one last chance — to avoid repeating the catastrophes endured by so many native peoples in the Americas.


Peruvian government to make contact with isolated tribe
Peruvian government to make contact with isolated tribe (July 22, 2015)

The Mashco Piro people lived in a remote area of the rainforest but have been increasingly making contact with other communities.


Smithsonian festival to feature replica of sacred bridge in Peru
Smithsonian festival to feature replica of sacred bridge in Peru (June 22, 2015)

Representatives of four Quechua communities will build the Q’eswachaka Bridge on the National Mall.


Isolated tribes in Amazon continue to face threats to existence
Isolated tribes in Amazon continue to face threats to existence (May 5, 2015)

One community is being blamed for a fatal attack while another battles an epidemic that has claimed the lives of at least four children.


Armstrong Wiggins: Implementing UNDRIP will save Native lives
Armstrong Wiggins: Implementing UNDRIP will save Native lives (December 4, 2014)

The Declaration provides provisions to help process indigenous land claims, and it gives major emphasis to seeking justice and improving protection for indigenous rights.


Peru investigates murders of four prominent indigenous leaders
Peru investigates murders of four prominent indigenous leaders (September 11, 2014)

The four men were on their way to a meeting with other indigenous leaders in Brazil when they were fatally shot.


Remote tribes facing threats from drug trafficking and logging
Remote tribes facing threats from drug trafficking and logging (July 24, 2014)

At least 77 uncontacted tribes are believed to live along the border of Peru and Brazil.


Members of remote tribe receive care before heading home
Members of remote tribe receive care before heading home (July 22, 2014)

The seven members indicated they were fleeing violence along the Peru-Brazil border.


Peruvian government documents tribal people killed in conflict
Peruvian government documents tribal people killed in conflict (June 11, 2014)

Tribal members were killed for resisting a rebel group.


Dozens of Indian activists on trial over deadly protests in 2009
Dozens of Indian activists on trial over deadly protests in 2009 (May 15, 2014)

Indigenous rights leader Alberto Pizango is among those who are accused of killing police officers during a blockade.


Native activists occupy oilfield site in Peru to demand cleanup
Native activists occupy oilfield site in Peru to demand cleanup (April 25, 2014)

Native activists are occupying the largest oilfield site in Peru.


Guardian: Peru authorizes oil development in tribal territory
Guardian: Peru authorizes oil development in tribal territory (November 26, 2013)

The Guardian reports on energy development in the Amazons of Peru.


Quechua children among victims of deadly bus crash in Peru
Quechua children among victims of deadly bus crash in Peru (October 14, 2013)

A bus plunged off a cliff in Peru on Friday night, killing all 51 people on board, including 14 children.


Ashaninka people in Peru face constant threats to homelands
Ashaninka people in Peru face constant threats to homelands (October 10, 2013)

The Ashaninka people in Peru have faced continued threats to their homelands over the past three decades.


Question: How many uncontacted tribes are left in the world?
Question: How many uncontacted tribes are left in the world? (September 3, 2013)

The New Scientist tries to answer a question: How many uncontacted tribes are still left?


Authorities in Peru investigate eight murders linked to tribe
Authorities in Peru investigate eight murders linked to tribe (July 19, 2013)

Authorities in Peru are investigating the murders of eight men whose deaths have blamed on the Ashaninka Tribe.


Survival: Guard post set to 'protect' isolated tribe in Peru
Survival: Guard post set to 'protect' isolated tribe in Peru (February 24, 2012)

"Residents living close to the uncontacted Mashco-Piro tribe – whose photos went viral last month – will build a guard post to protect both the Indians and locals from violent...


Officials worried about increased sightings of isolated tribe
Officials worried about increased sightings of isolated tribe (January 31, 2012)

Officials in Peru are concerned about an increase in sightings of an isolated tribe. A year ago this month, Survival International released the first known photos of the Mashco-Piro Tribe,...


Atlantic: Ashaninka people face threats to their way of life
Atlantic: Ashaninka people face threats to their way of life (December 15, 2011)

"The Ashaninka are one of the largest indigenous groups in South America, their ancestral homelands ranging from Brazil to Peru. Since colonial times, their existence has been difficult --...


NPR: Peruvian actress takes  a stand with Quechua language
NPR: Peruvian actress takes a stand with Quechua language (June 24, 2011)

"In 2009, when the Peruvian film The Milk of Sorrow won top honors at the Berlin Film Festival, lead actress Magaly Solier did something surprising — she chose to accept...


Charges dropped for  Q'orianka Kilcher  White House protest
Charges dropped for Q'orianka Kilcher White House protest (June 7, 2011)

Federal prosecutors dropped charges against actress/activist Q’orianka Kilcher and her mother, who were arrested for a protest outside the White House in June 2010. Kilcher, whose father is Quechua from...


Ollanta Humala narrowly wins presidential election in Peru
Ollanta Humala narrowly wins presidential election in Peru (June 7, 2011)

Ollanta Humala, a former military leader and the son of an indigenous rights activist, won election as president of Peru. Humala is Quechua, who make up a significant percentage of...