Complicating matters is the country’s unique electoral system which has long centered around a clan-based model.
Indigenous and Democracy articles on Democracy Chronicles
Efforts to pair the indigenous and democracy are vital. The indigenous of each community, sometimes difficult to define, are identified based on their historical ties to a particular territory and cultural or historical distinctiveness from politically dominant cultures. For example, you can also see our section on Native Americans.
How the Global Battle for Female Suffrage Influenced Switzerland
A great review of this subject comes from a really interesting article at Swissinfo, produced by the Swiss public broadcasting association. Take a look at this excerpt: In many countries across the globe, revolutions, international cooperation and participatory political rights all spurred the introduction of women’s suffrage. In Switzerland however men put up strong resistance […]
Interview: How Policing in One US City Hurts Black and Poor Communities
Nearly 100 years after one of the worst racial massacres in United States history, the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma remains highly segregated.
Indigenous Women Lead Fight for Land Rights in Brazil
Brazil’s indigenous women have been overturning tradition to step into the spotlight and lead an international push to defend their tribal land rights.
Indigenous People Will Lose No Matter Who Wins Indonesian Election
On Wednesday, Indonesians go to the polls to determine their next president, no matter who wins, Indigenous people will lose.
Innovative Project Wikitongues Helps Bring Languages Back to Life
Some 6,000 languages are spoken in the world, and nearly half of them are endangered, according to the UNESCO Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger.
Native Hawaiians Divided on Federal Recognition
Native Hawaiians divided on federal recognition saying they won’t settle for less than complete independence and control of more than million acres of land.
Why Mining Giants Are Calling for Greater Australian Aboriginal Rights
BHP and Rio Tinto are supporting a campaign to change Australia’s constitution to give a formal voice to Aboriginal people in federal parliament.
Notre Dame to Cover Up Murals of Columbus in New World
The University of Notre Dame will cover murals in a campus building that depict Christopher Columbus in America, the school’s president said.
Indigenous Peoples Stage Solidarity March on Washington
Indigenous peoples stage solidarity march on Washington seeking to bring national attention to injustices endured by Indigenous people across the globe.