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Preserving the ancestral traditions of Costa Rica's eight indigenous cultures: that's the mission that the Jirondai Project has been pursuing for 12 years now. The project has connected indigenous people from around the country with non-indigenous people with expertise in art, music, anthropology, ...
MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte appointed former Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) official Allen Capuyan as his presidential adviser for indigenous peoples' concerns. Capuyan will be given the rank of undersecretary, according to his appointment papers, signed on April 18 ...

International Indian Treaty Council's Andrea Carmen travelled from the United States to speak at the event. She spoke about the crucial role indigenous people play in a sustainable future. "The development plans, a lot of the time, end up targeting indigenous people's land and resources, where even the ...
When Dave and Sue Akers became caretakers of Naree Station Reserve, a remote parcel of land about two hours up a dirt road out the back of Bourke, they came across some distressing garden ornaments. At some point over the land's post-colonisation history, the station owners had gathered Indigenous ...
BUTUAN, Philippines — Junrey Manlicayan, a member of the Banwaon tribe, voted for President Rodrigo Duterte. He believed that Duterte, a fellow native of Mindanao island, understood the plight of indigenous communities like his, and that he could deliver on his promise to negotiate an end to the war ...
The Indian Act has been around nearly as long as Canada and has shaped the lives of Indigenous people by giving the federal government the power to determine their identity, governance and livelihoods, says an Indigenous author. Bob Joseph, author of 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian ...

Reo, an anthropology professor at Dartmouth College, researches how invasive species mitigation could be approached differently — and as a citizen of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Michigan, he's looking through the lens of Indigenous knowledge. Invasive plants, animals and insects ...
In her opening remarks to the Forum in New York, the chairperson of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, Mariam Wallet Aboubakrine, a medical doctor from Timbuktu, Mali, called the land husbandry of Aboriginal peoples “part of our history and heritage.” But few countries have ...
Scott Leonard is no latecomer to the sustainable fashion game. Quite the opposite: He and his Sebastopol business, Indigenous, are pioneers in the world of organic, fair-trade apparel making. For just shy of 25 years, the privately owned B-Corp has been dedicated to producing planet-friendly clothing ...
This is the home of the Iroquois White Corn Project, whose mission is to preserve and promote an indigenous strain of corn that has been prized by local Iroquois for 1,000 years. With three products—Iroquois hulled corn, corn flour, and roasted corn flour—the project operates out of the nonprofit at ...
By Robin Gomes. The Holy See is insisting that indigenous peoples be always be treated as dignified partners of their development and destiny, with free, prior and informed consent in all matters concerning them. “In practice, this means upholding the collective right of indigenous peoples to their lands ...
The success of an online class about Canada's Indigenous peoples has stunned even the course's instructor, who says interest in the program is testament to how much Canadians and others want to learn about Indigenous history and current issues. Last year, the University of Alberta faculty of Native ...
The Lumad in Mindanao in the southern Philippines are part of nearly 17 million indigenous people in the country. They are among the poorest of minority groups, with little access to social services including education and health care, experts say. They have been caught in the middle of a five-decade old ...
On Tuesday, in a 10-1 vote, the Board of Supervisors selected a day to honor Italian-Americans and indigenous people. The change was made after members of the North Beach community voiced concerns over the removal of Columbus Day as a locally recognized holiday. Going forward, the second ...
After supervisors voted to rename the day 'Indigenous Peoples Day' in January, some local Italian Americans said they found the move divisive. They even began gathering signatures to undo the Supervisor Malia Cohen's ordinance through a November ballot measure. But Italian American Supervisor ...
But no timeline has been set for thee changes, and the government now says that it must first consult with First Nations and other indigenous groups. “There's no way that anybody in the world should be consulting with somebody on whether or not they should continue to discriminate,” said McIvor.
MIRI: About 30 social activist groups nationwide have issued a joint declaration urging political parties from both the ruling Government and Opposition parties to give more attention to resolve land right woes affecting indigenous communities. The non-governmental bodies from Sarawak, Sabah and the ...

OTTAWA –It was a "big mistake" for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to not invite Indigenous representation to Sunday's big pipeline meeting, according to Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde. “I think it's a very big miss for the government. You've got the federal Crown, you've got the ...
On March 27, a 17-year-old Ojibwa — I'll call her Jane –went missing from her foster home in Winnipeg. On April 11, a police patrol found her on the street, apparently unharmed physically. But if, thankfully, good policing worked this time, the ongoing despair and humiliation of marginalized Indigenous ...
OTTAWA — Manitoba's political and Indigenous leaders are debating whether the federal government should extend the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. On March 6, the commissioners requested another two years as well as a $50-million top-up to their ...
In February 2016, Guatemalan women survivors and the alliance of organisations supporting them successfully prosecuted two former members of the Guatemalan military for domestic and sexual slavery in the groundbreaking Sepur Zarco trial. The trial marked the first time a national court has prosecuted ...
The Indigenous ranger program has been running since 2007 and Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion has said funding will continue through to at least 2020 - but that is yet to be formally confirmed. Currently, there is no funding commitment for the program beyond June 2018. Sophia Walter ...
The Global Affairs Center at Shoreline Community College, directed by Edmonds resident Larry Fuell, will present a program, “Christianity as the Ethnic Identity of Indigenous Peoples of Taiwan,” from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 at Shoreline CC's Building 9000, Room 9208. The speaker will be ...
Astronomers have a term for three celestial bodies coming into alignment: a syzygy. It's the most appropriate term we could think of for the onstage confluence in Oregon this month: three of the state's biggest professional theaters are staging works by contemporary indigenous playwrights — all of them ...
In a move described as “unprecedented,” Colombia's president Juan Manuel Santos announced Tuesday that the country intends to add 8 million hectares (80,000 square kilometers or 31,000 square miles) to its protected areas. That same day, Santos also signed a decree granting indigenous ...
About 300 people attended the Indigenous Culture and Art Festival April 7 at Mission Country Park, an event that was part of San Antonio's tricentennial celebration. The event cost $34,000, which was funded through a tricentennial grant, fundraisers and a raffle. Visitors could play an archery game, browse ...
“He was a civilian, and the allegations by the Tatmadaw (Myanmar military) that he was a plain clothes soldier are blatant lies,” said Hsa Moo, media coordinator for the Karen Environmental and Social Action Network, which works for indigenous rights in the region. Saw O Moo worked for the network for 12 ...
The process for developing new legislation on Indigenous Peoples' right to prior consultation has set off alarms, but the Honduran government still has time to ensure a participatory and inclusive process that aligns with international standards. Following last November's contested presidential election and ...
The coffee farms are an escape for these indigenous trans women. They work in the fields during the day and can dress as they'd like during their free time without punishment or harassment. Mucha says the farmers claim they like hiring the women because they don't complain. They're strong, hardworking ...
Goforth's killer, a white male named Clayton Bo Eichler, also killed Richele Bear, another Indigenous woman, and Goforth's family suspects he may have murdered others. These are not isolated incidents in Saskatchewan, one of many areas in Canada struggling with a shameful history of abuse, neglect, ...
Social media are a vital resource for Indigenous Australians, connecting them to community and culture, helping identify those at risk of suicide or self-harm, and offering a powerful outlet for political activism. But racism is a major problem for Indigenous people online. A new report, Social Media Mob: Being ...
Each bead represents a missing or murdered indigenous person, according to artist Cannupa Hanska Luger, and he said he's using beads made by communities across the U.S. to complete the project. His portrait will be created in collaboration with queer indigenous Canadian photographer Kali Spitzer.
Last October, the Federal Government rejected a proposal for a new Indigenous advisory body — dubbed a Voice to Parliament — to be taken to a referendum. Now, a new parliamentary committee is tasked with finding a way towards a referendum on some form of constitutional recognition. And any ...
Queen's Baton Relay delayed by Indigenous protest. By Rebecca Masters. 1:22pm Apr 4, 2018. FShareTTweetBMailJTumblrGShareLLinkedInWWhatsApp. The Queen's Baton Relay has been held up by Indigenous activists staging a sit-in protest. The baton was making its way down The Spit at Main Beach where activists ...
Around a hundred indigenous protesters blocked a road outside the stadium hosting the Commonwealth Games as the opening ceremony got underway in Australia on Wednesday evening. Flanked by a heavy police presence, the protesters waved black, red and yellow Aboriginal flags and chanted "No ...
“There are other groups as well because this is the stage where people can be heard and that is what happens around major events, whether it's on the Gold Coast or anywhere else around the world,” he said. Indigenous protests at Australian Commonwealth Games are not uncommon. Protests occurred ...
But this is not the same as the authoritative and definitive statement from the Pope that Indigenous Canadians seek. The argument from Canadian bishops has always been that 16 out of 70 Catholic dioceses in Canada, along with three dozen religious communities, were associated with the residential ...
At an Indigenous youth summit in Kalgoorlie-Boulder on 6 October last year, a 10-year-old boy brought his expensive mountain bike on stage. He wasn't showing off. The bike was part of a story, one of dozens shared in a federally funded study about life for young Aboriginal people in the remote Western ...
And Aboriginal artwork will also be hung on ED walls as a “link” to indigenous “culture and community” so patients feel “safe to stay and wait”. ... has been brought in after research found indigenous patients are at least 1.5 times more likely to leave hospitals before their emergency treatment commences.
THE EVICTION last week of indigenous vendors outside a former residence of Zhang Xueliang in Chingchuan, Wufeng Township in southern Taichung raises a number of issues. Namely, indigenous vendors have operated outside the residence for twenty years. Many vendors, who are primarily middle ...
This week's meetings are the last of the ones began by the Fund for the Development of the Indigenous Peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean (FILAC) with the meeting in South America, in February 2017 in Peru, and later with the regional meeting of Central America and Mexico, in Panama City, ...
NEW YORK (IDN) – Indigenous communities play a vital role as custodians of our planet, possessing vital knowledge that will support global efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). But despite progress to protect their rights, many of the world's 370 million indigenous peoples face ...
A study on the modern Canadian family has found a few unique challenges face two specific groups – those caring for both children and parents, and Indigenous families. The group who cares for both children and older parents is known as the “Sandwich Generation” — and it is only getting larger.
Close to six months on since the Turnbull government rejected Aboriginal leaders' calls for a constitutionally enshrined indigenous voice in ... The committee, headed up by Labor senator Pat Dodson and Liberal MP Julian Leeser will undertake hearings in indigenous communities and major cities over ...
Other survivors said the pope's decision marked a perpetuation of the colonial mindset that gave rise to the system in the first place. “It's the continuation of a policy that we are always hoping would be discontinued by the church: the implication that indigenous people are less closer to God than the average ...
Look at any list of the most expensive places to live in the United States, and San Francisco and the Bay Area are almost always near the top. With 3.7 million Native Americans living in urban areas, the high cost of living is changing the lives of many. High Country News reporter Julian Brave NoiseCat ...
While Necefer doesn't expect that the European names of cherished outdoor places will be swapped out for their indigenous ones, he does hope that a greater understanding of the Native American histories of these places—places they have cherished, recreated on, and managed sustainably for hundreds ...
Much like the major metropolitan areas of Canada, illegal marijuana dispensaries have already been established in Indigenous communities. While police technically have the authority to close down these stores, doing so en masse would ignite a contentious national debate about the police's ability to ...
“The Holy Father is aware of the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which he takes seriously,” Bishop Lionel Gendron, who is president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, wrote in an open letter to Canada's Indigenous people released on Tuesday. “After carefully ...
Bishop Lionel Gendron, president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, said on Wednesday in a letter to the Indigenous Peoples of Canada that Francis has not shied away from acknowledging injustices faced by indigenous peoples around the world, but that he cannot personally issue an ...


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