Indigenous Rights

Session during the 54th UN Human Rights Council happening in the Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room in Geneva (UNOG). Photo: Nia Tero

October 2, 2023

The Voices of Indigenous Women Were Heard at the 2023 UN Human Rights Council

Indigenous women leaders from Peru and Colombia attended the United Nations' 54th Session of the Human Rights Council to address violations faced in their territories.


Indigenous leaders march against the Time Frame bill in Brazil Photo Antônio Cruz Agência Brasil 16x9

September 29, 2023

The Fight Against the ‘Time Frame’ Bill is Not Over for Brazil’s Indigenous Peoples

Brazil’s Indigenous Peoples face persistent threats to land rights despite the Brazilian Supreme Court striking down of the ‘Time Frame’ thesis.


Nara Bare 16x9

August 31, 2023

‘Holding back the sky’: Indigenous Peoples’ land rights are under threat in Brazil

By Nara Baré

In the Brazilian Senate this August, politicians are debating a bill whose logic can only be followed if you know nothing about the past 60 years of Brazilian history.


Back view of a person wearing a cedar hat with blurred people in the background

August 7, 2023

Celebrating Global Indigenous Cultures

Reflections from the Storytelling Team

This August, people around the world will commemorate International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples to celebrate global Indigenous cultures, knowledge, and achievements.


Indigenous peoples and police stand in front of a crowd with signs in Loreto, calling for attention to their demands.

July 10, 2023

Militarization of Indigenous Lands Threatens Indigenous Guardianship

On May 3, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) issued the "Situation of Human Rights in Peru in the Context of Social Protests" report presenting findings from a working visit held January 11 to 13, 2023. 


Malocas de Indigenas en aislamiento en el área de la ri Yavari Tapiche ORPIO 2016 16x9

June 23, 2023

Peruvian Congress Shelves Law that Would Put Indigenous Peoples in Voluntary Isolation at Risk

Nia Tero and ORPIO

Today the Commission on Decentralization of the Peruvian Congress will debate the proposed Law 3518/2022, that would weaken the law that protects Indigenous Peoples in voluntary isolation and initial contact in the Peruvian Amazon.