Indigenous peoples

A silver mine of Potosi, Bolivia. iStock photo.
Dean Dettloff February 16, 2018
The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops praised the new ombudsperson office, noting it “has called attention to concerns and complaints involving Canadian-based and/or Canadian-registered companies which operate in other countries."
Father Michael Carson, assistant director of Native American Affairs at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)
"Today, Indians are the poorest of all American ethnic groups," said Father Michael Carson, a Choctaw Indian who is assistant director of Native American affairs for the U.S. bishops' Secretariat for Cultural Diversity in the Church.
Gerard O’Connell January 19, 2018
Francis is the first pope to come to the Amazon region, and he insisted that his first event and major speech of his visit to Peru should be to this place.
Uluru Kata Tjuta national park, Australia. iStockphoto
Fatima Measham January 02, 2018
The Uluru Statement proposed a constitutionally embedded, national Indigenous body (“the voice”) that would advise parliament on matters relating to Indigenous peoples.
Dean Dettloff January 02, 2018
In 2010, Canada endorsed the declaration as “aspirational” without beginning a process for its practical implementation.
Escaping paramilitaries, Tzotzil Mayans in Chiapas have been scattered in small camps in the area surrounding the town of Chalchihuitán. Photo by Jan-Albert Hootsen.
Jan-Albert Hootsen December 29, 2017
Approximately 5,000 indigenous Tzotzil Mayans have been scattered in small refugee camps in the area surrounding the town of Chalchihuitán, in Mexico’s southernmost state of Chiapas. They say they were chased out of their homes by unknown gunmen after the escalation of an old land dispute.