Articles by: Tristan Partridge

Environment Ministry revokes protected status for Indigenous lands in Ecuador

Environment Ministry revokes protected status for Indigenous lands in Ecuador

  In Ecuador’s ’Referendum 2023’ on Sunday 5 February, citizens voted on eight government proposals for Constitutional reform, including one that affects the governance of Water Protection Areas (APH) and the National System of Protected Areas (SNAP). Just days earlier, however, the national Environment Ministry had annulled protected status for an APH on Indigenous lands in Cotopaxi province, undoing years[Read More…]

by 09/02/2023 Comments are Disabled World
Meeting point of the Bhagirathi and Alakananda rivers in Uttarakhand.

 Photography by Tristan Partridge.

Humanity, Nature and Rights

by Bharat Dogra, Anupam Bhandari & Tristan Partridge Perhaps the most widespread and persistent cause of human distress has been relationships based on dominance, whether across differences in class, gender, caste, race, or other imposed social categories. These tendencies are clear and undeniable, yet very difficult to change at a fundamental or societal level – as reflected in the ongoing[Read More…]

by 14/09/2022 Comments are Disabled Life/Philosophy
Image: Bandera del pueblo selk'nam
Source: Wikimedia Commons

25th November: a Day of Dignity for the Selk’nam People

Though the 25th of November marks a dark time in their history, members of the Indigenous community Selk’nam Covadonga Ona are reclaiming the date as a ‘Day of Dignity’ in their ongoing struggles. On this day in 1886, a massacre of Selk’nam families was carried out under the order of Ramón Lista, soon after his militia landed at San Sebastián on Tierra del[Read More…]

by 27/11/2020 Comments are Disabled World
photo credit: Corporación Selk'nam Chile

Selk’nam victory for indigenous recognition in Chile

At a time of renewed social struggles for the rights of historically marginalized groups, an indigenous campaign in Chile this week received some positive news. On Wednesday (24 June), the National Congress approved a bill calling for the Selk’nam people to be listed among the indigenous ethnic groups formally recognized by the State. This is the result of collective efforts[Read More…]

by 27/06/2020 Comments are Disabled World
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