Media Editor, Barotseland Post
The Barotse National Freedom Alliance (BNFA) will make a Pre - session Statement to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights regarding the Universal Periodic Review of the Republic of Zambia during the 28th Session, this November 2017.
The overwhelming majority of Catalans who participated in the banned referendum have voted in favor of independence from Spain, the Catalan government has announced.
On 30 September 2017 in Merida, Mexico, Barotse activist Mukwae Wabei Siyolwe will present her artistic project "Wade in the Water" for the first time. In what she describes as a "hybrid multi-generational archival encounter", the artistic producing director of Global Posse productions will pay tribute to her great grandfather King Lewanika of Barotseland, using photographs, a documentary, music and performances. This project will explore both her indigenous Barotse and her western identities.
The UN Human Rights Council issued a statement Thursday criticizing Spanish government efforts to block a referendum on independence in Catalonia.
The vote is scheduled for Oct. 1 but the central government in Madrid says the referendum is illegal and can't happen.
The Pope said that indigenous people should have the final say about what happens to their land.
Pope Francis insisted on Wednesday that indigenous groups must give prior consent to any economic activity affecting their ancestral lands.
Spain's public prosecutor has summoned more than 700 Catalan mayors to appear for questioning over their support for a banned independence referendum.