During the Worldfocus series Indigenous Cultures, we have shown the severe threats facing native communities across the world. Worldfocus interviewed Renee Davis and Tiffany Waters, research associates at the Center for World Indigenous Studies about the movement for self-determination among indigenous people across the globe.
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The creation of Canada's Inuit-majority Nunavut territory in 1999 marked a leap forward for indigenous self-rule. Worldfocus spoke with Stephen Hendrie of Canada's Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami for more on the issue, including the differences between Inuit in Canada and the U.S.
In the tiny Canadian Arctic town of Igloolik, where there are barely 1,500 inhabitants, around 5 young adults commit suicide every year. Filmmaker Linda Matchan, in association with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, is documenting the efforts of a circus troupe there called Artcirq, formed to offer young people hope.
In a victory for indigenous protesters, Peru overturned two controversial laws intended to open the Amazon rainforest to foreign investors. But demonstrations have continued around the country. Reporter Terry Wade joined Worldfocus from Lima to discuss the social unrest in Peru and its lasting implications for the country's economy and political landscape.
In northern Peru, Amazon Indians and police have clashed violently over the issue of exploiting natural resources, with more than 50 killed. Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner weighs the Peruvian government's response to the protests, arguing that the president's statements have been inopportune and politically incorrect.
In Latin America, voters in Bolivia have approved a new constitution, and with it, says the leftist president Evo Morales, Bolivians have "begun to reach true equality."