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    1. Lack of local land rights harms fight against poverty, climate change-researchers

      Reuters - UK Focus via Yahoo UK & Ireland FinanceSep 30 06:27 AM

      Indigenous people and local communities lack legal rights to almost three quarters of their traditional lands, sparking social conflict and undermining international plans to curb poverty, hunger and climate change, researchers said. A study released on Wednesday by the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) showed that 10 percent of land in 64 countries analysed is owned by indigenous people and...

    2. The New Hampshire Community Rights Network has found a legislative sponsor for its proposed constitutional amendment that would guarantee local communities' rights over their own lands.

    3. Tale of two Sarawak settlements a test of promise to natives

      The Malaysian Insider via Yahoo! Singapore NewsOct 05 06:00 PM

      About 45 minutes from Kuching are two Bidayuh settlements whose stories reflect how critical the growing land rights movement is towards securing a better future for Sarawak’s tribes. The tale of how the villagers of Upper Bengoh stood up for their land rights is being repeated across Sarawak and could challenge a key promise made by new Chief...

    4. Almost 1,000 acres of farm land around Jackson Blue Spring has been targeted by the state for purchase or other means of protection.

    5. Alberta on pace to take in its smallest amount in energy land rights since 1992 as oil prices continue to struggle

    6. CALGARY — With only a few months left in the year, Alberta is on track to post its worst oil and gas land sales revenue in more than two decades. As of late August the auctions for land, in which the province leases out land rights to energy companies, have pulled in $209 million. "It's absolutely the worst that we've seen the 21 years that I've been doing this," said Winston Gaskin, president ...

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      The Globe and MailSep 10 01:37 PM

      Alberta is on track to post its worst annual oil and gas land sales revenue in more than two decades. As of late August, auctions in which the province leases out land rights to energy companies have pulled in $209-million.

    8. Want our vote? Support native customary land rights, Sarawak political parties told

      The Malay Mail Online via Yahoo! Singapore NewsSep 10 05:44 AM

      KUCHING, Sept 10 — With all eyes on the coming state polls, a coalition of Sarawak’s tribal groups flexed its muscle today, telling political wannabes crucial support at the ballot box can be had...

    9. The Delhi Cabinet, at its meeting chaired by Chief Minister Avrind Kejriwal on Tuesday, took significant decisions related to land rights that the residents of resettlement colonies are entitled to...

    10. Shane Howard: Spirit of Place

      Australian Broadcasting CorporationSep 20 10:03 PM

      We meet Australian song-writing legend Shane Howard, former lead singer of the group Goanna whose 1982 land-rights anthem 'Solid Rock' has become an Australian classic. Shane’s career has combined a Celtic imagination with a deep reverence for indigenous spirituality, exploring what historian Manning Clark has called ‘the spirit of place in Australia’.

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