User: irge304 Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
Category: Indigenous People
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'Scabies man' in Arnhem Land: how my patient who'd been hiding for years found a way to heal | Buddhi Lokuge 30.9.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
My patient at the Top End of Australia had been living in shame for years, afraid to make her family sick. I had one chance to offer some real help The mining and regional services town in the remote Top End of Australia where I was based was located within driving distance of four Aboriginal communities, including Yalambra*. Most remote communities in the Top End had been established by missionaries who enticed or coerced families from surrounding homelands to settle there. Getting involved in the Yalambra healthy skin day program was a chance for me to meet Sarah, the clinic manager, and all of the community health workers. After more than 10 months of research, preparation, negotiation and uncertainty, including six months of working in the NT out of motel rooms, waiting for scarce remote accommodation, it felt surreal to finally be living ...
World Bank accuses itself of failing to protect Kenya forest dwellers 29.9.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Leaked document says World Bank violated its own safeguards in dealings with Sengwer people evicted from their lands

A leaked copy of a World Bank investigation seen by the Guardian has accused the bank of failing to protect the rights of one of Kenyas last groups of forest people, who are being evicted from their ancestral lands in the name of climate change and conservation.

Thousands of homes belonging to hunter-gatherer Sengwer people living in the Embobut forest in the Cherangani hills were burned down earlier this year by Kenya forest service guards who had been ordered to clear the forest as part of a carbon offset project that aimed to reduce emissions from deforestation.

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Blue Mounds State Park puts on a fall show 29.9.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Photojournalist Jackson Forderer covered the bison roundup last week. Then he turned his camera around to capture the rest of the park as it neared peak fall color.
The UN climate summit reveals India's hypocrisy on saving forests 26.9.2014 Guardian: Environment

Environment minister argues for historical justice on cutting carbon, but denies it to tribes living in the countrys forests

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Navajo to get $554 million in settlement with US over mismanagement; largest deal of its kind 26.9.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Navajo to get $554 million in settlement with US 26.9.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
The Navajo Nation is poised to receive $554 million from the federal government over mismanagement of tribal resources in the largest settlement of its kind for an American Indian tribe.
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US to pay $554 mn in compensation to Navajo tribe 25.9.2014 New Kerala: World News
Washington, Sep 25 : The US administration will pay $554 million to the native Navajo Indian Nation to put an end to decades of lawsuits for alleged misuse of their lands and resources, the highest amount ever given by the US government in a litigation with an Indian tribe.
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Navajo to get $554 million in settlement with US 25.9.2014 AP National
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- The Navajo Nation is poised receive $554 million from the federal government over mismanagement of tribal resources in the largest settlement of its kind for a single American Indian tribe....
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U.S. to pay Navajo Nation $554M in settlement 25.9.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
WASHINGTON — In the largest settlement with a single American Indian tribe, the Obama administration will pay the Navajo Nation $554 million to settle claims that the U.S. government has mismanaged funds and natural resources on the Navajo reservation for ...
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US pays Navajo Nation $554m for mishandling resources held in trust 25.9.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Historic settlement resolves claims made over the past 50 years about mismanagement of Navajo trusts

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U.S. to pay Navajo Nation $554 million 25.9.2014 Durango Herald
WASHINGTON – In the largest settlement with a single Native America tribe, the Obama administration will pay the Navajo Nation $554 million to settle claims that the U.S. government has mismanaged funds and natural resources on the Navajo reservation for decades.The settlement, to be signed in Window Rock, Arizona, on Friday,...
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U.S. to pay Navajo Nation $554 million in largest settlement with single Indian tribe 24.9.2014 Washington Post
In the largest settlement with a single American Indian tribe, the Obama administration will pay the Navajo Nation $554 million to settle claims that the U.S. government has mismanaged funds and natural resources on the Navajo reservation for ...
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Indigenous people and the crisis over land and resources 23.9.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Do indigenous groups need saving from poverty? And why do they come into conflict with conservationists seeking to protect their land?

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Righting a wrong: huge land handover to traditional Cape York owners 23.9.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

In the past decade, the Queensland government has spent more than $50m on pastoral land to return it to Indigenous owners

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We're at tipping point on climate 23.9.2014 CNN: Top Stories
Across the globe, political and economic leaders have come under increasing pressure to live up to their words on climate change. And, on the eve of the U.N. Climate Summit taking place in New York, it seems we might even be at a tipping point in the global battle against climate change.
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Abbott in Arnhem Land: a display of farce and cynicism | John Pilger 19.9.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
Australias prime minister took his government and the media to the NT to better understand the needs of Indigenous Australians. Were already awash with that knowledge There are times when farce and living caricature almost consume the cynicism and mendacity in the daily life of Australias rulers. Across the front pages is a photograph of a resolute Tony Abbott with Indigenous children in Arnhem Land. Domestic policy one day, says the caption , focus on war the next. Reminiscent of a vintage anthropologist, the prime minister grasps the head of an Indigenous child trying to shake his hand. He beams, as if incredulous at the success of his twin stunts: running the nation from a bushland tent on the Gove Peninsula while taking the nation to war. Like any reality show, he is surrounded by cameras and manic attendants, who alert the nation to his principled and decisive ...
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Indigenous peoples - in pictures 18.9.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Survival International , the global movement for tribal peoples rights, has held its first photographic competition to mark its 45th anniversary. The photographs give an insight into the diversity and unique ways of life of tribal and indigenous peoples around the world, featuring the long-distance running Tarahumara in Mexico, the bull-jumping Hamar in Ethiopia, and the mountain-dwelling Igorot in the Philippines. Survivals We, The People Calendar 2015 is available here . The images will be exhibited at The Little Black Gallery 2-16 December in ...
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Race to protect Australia's rock art: 'I dont know if we need to do an ice bucket challenge or what' 13.9.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Half the countrys rock paintings some dating back 30,000 years could disappear within 50 years, experts warn. Oliver Milman meets the Indigenous rangers and researchers working to protect delicate sandstone from the triple threat of mining, graffiti and feral animals

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Girringun: the trailblazing Indigenous corporation caring for 1.2m hectares of north Queensland 12.9.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

The mammoth task of protecting a huge area of land and sea, as well as fighting to keep local languages and traditions alive, is all in a days work for Girringuns extraordinary rangers

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Police, officials meet with widows of slain Peruvian foes of illegal logging 10.9.2014 Star Tribune: World
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