Advocates for indigenous people in Ecuador have appealed to the government to pardon and release more than 177 activists and leaders who were arrested last month for participating in protests. Indigenous peoples face the highest levels of poverty in Ecuador, with little access to health care, justice or education.
Ecuador’s indigenous await government pardon for jailed activists
Why Standing Rock’s struggle for land rights is not unique
While the high-profile controversy over the Dakota Access pipeline has incited support for indigenous land rights in the U.S., the Standing Rock Sioux tribe’s experience is one of many similar fights around the world.