Indigenous peoples

A supporter of former President Evo Morales holds a sign with a handwritten message that reads in Spanish: "We don't want peace, We want justice," during a protest at a blocked highway in El Alto, on the outskirts of La Paz, Bolivia, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Kevin Clarke November 27, 2019
Was Mr. Morales’s departure from La Paz the result of a coup? Or was the president’s removal the result of a more or less defensible process?
Students at Xavier High School in Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia. (Photo by Emily Zlevor, courtesy of Xavier High School. Provided to America Media by Mary McAuliffe.)
Mary McAuliffe November 22, 2019
The accusations of paganism and idolatry at the Synod on the Amazon sent a troubling message about the universality of the church, writes Mary McAuliffe, a teacher at a Jesuit school in the Pacific.
Damian Costello November 15, 2019
One of the richest philosophical traditions in human history has been ignored and even systematically persecuted: the broad family of indigenous philosophies.
A member of the Mura community. (Photo courtesy of Repam)
Luke Stocking November 07, 2019
Foreign-owned mining companies are threatening the lands of indigenous peoples in the Amazon, writes Luke Stocking of Caritas Canada. Four Mura villages are part of a test case of more responsible business practices.
Pope Francis waves during the Angelus noon prayer he delivers from his studio window overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on Nov. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia via RNS)
“There are circles and sectors that present themselves as ilustrados (enlightened) — they sequester the proclamation of the gospel through a distorted reasoning that divides the world between ‘civilized’ and ‘barbaric,'” Francis said. "On this basis, contempt can develop for people considered to be
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has been recorded several times stating that he does not agree with the number and size of indigenous territories.