Archive for Indigenous people

Seeking environment and economic justice in the Pan-Amazonia

2018_01_31_Reflection_Photo2-e1517794137931Pan-Amazonia is a territory that encompasses areas of nine countries with seven million square kilometers and covers a third of all of South America.  The future of the planet depends a lot on the Amazon basin.  The future of all human beings also depends on our taking care of these living spaces, these forests, these waters, but above all, the wealth and knowledge of its peoples.

U.S. Jesuits, Red Cloud Indian School and St. Francis Mission Call Dakota Access Pipeline Decision “Morally Unacceptable”

The Jesuits of the U.S., together with the Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Reservation and St. Francis Mission on the Rosebud Reservation, are deeply concerned by the recent decision of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers concerning the Dakota Access Pipeline. The decision to issue an easement allowing the pipeline to cross under the Missouri River north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation is a direct response to President Trump’s January 24 Presidential Memorandum urging the Army Corps to expedite the review and approval process.

Indigenous People

The Jesuits in the provinces of Ranchi, Madhya Pradesh, Hazaribag, Jamshedpur, Dumka-Raiganj and in the Kohima region are predominantly involved in the ministry among the Adivasi/indigenous/tribal peoples. The Jesuits in the provinces of Calcutta and Darjeeling in the east, Gujarat and Bombay in the west and in the region of Nepal are also working among the Adivasi/tribals to a great extent.

Global Catholic Networks decry murder of Berta Caceres, Honduran Environmental & Indigenous Rights Leader

The Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) and the Ecclesial Pan-Amazonian Network (REPAM) have issued a joint statement regarding the brutal murder of Berta Cáceres, an internationally renowned Honduran indigenous and environmental leader. Cáceres was shot to death by intruders who entered her home in Honduras on March 3, 2016. Cáceres had been internationally recognized for her advocacy on key environmental and indigenous rights issues, including being honored with the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize for her role in fighting a dam project in Honduras.

XSF holds first IP color run

ip_runThe I Run for Preservation of culture, Protection of Forests and Peace (IP Run) was spearheaded by the Xavier University – College of Agriculture (XUCA) in partnership with the Xavier Science Foundation (XSF) and the Institute of Land Governance (ILG). It aimed to raise funds for the indigenous peoples (IP) scholars in Talakag and Pangantucan, Bukidnon, the partner lumad communities of XSF.

Instituto Superior Intercultural Ayuuk, ISIA

isiaThis is an Intercultural Institute, where currently enrolled 150 students, from 10 different ethnic groups and both cultures, languages ​​and different traditions, which means a huge cultural variety and a great respect and appreciation for other cultures. It is inspired from the culture and traditions of the Mixe people and developed and promoted by the University System of Latin American Universities in Mexico Institute, linked to 40 universities in Latin America (AUSJAL) and supported with a tradition of teaching at least 450 years of the best universities worldwide.