SKYWAVES: Indigenous News Worldwide Free distribution and airplay for Pacifica Affliates interested in worldwide Indigenous affairs for the week of June 7th - June 13th, 2012
STORY ONE: Source: First Peoples Human Rights Coalition (www.firstpeoplesrights.org) In North America
More than 40 years after a Dryden, Ont, Canada paper mill was caught dumping mercury into a river through the Grassy Narrows First Nations, area residents continue to suffer from mercury poisoning, a new report shows.
STORY TWO: Source: Indigenous Peoples Issues and Resources (www.indigenouspeoplesresource.org) In South America
What: While Rio de Janeiro, Brazil hosts some of the most powerful figures in global politics and economics at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, the Xingu River in the heart of Brazil's Amazon rainforest will be the stage for ongoing popular protests against the Belo Monte dam complex. Protestors and affected communities will highlight the glaring gap between reality and the Brazilian government's rhetoric about Amazon dams as a source of "clean energy" for a "green economy" in a series of festivities, debates and actions.
STORY THREE: Source: Indy Media Ireland (www.indymedia.ie) In Australia
A meeting of representatives from across the continent gathered to confirm their intent to form a National Unity Government of the Sovereign Union of First Nations Peoples in Australia. This intent was confirmed with representatives formally signing an Act of Sovereign Union between First Nations Peoples in Australia.
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Free distribution and airplay for Pacifica Affliates interested in worldwide Indigenous affairs for the week of June 7th - June 13th, 2012