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Dubs Yunipingu has the starring role in a new Australian adaptation of Alice In Wonderland. It's the first time Alice has been played by an Indigenous woman in a fresh take on Lewis Caroll's classic tale about the girl who fell down the rabbit hole. "This is a contemporary take on Alice In Wonderland and it's ...
Whilst I'm here to report on a different issue - the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women launched by Prime Minister Trudeau in 2015- I soon learn that the trauma of child removals is an essential part of that story. The official policy of the residential schools, 'to take the Aboriginal out of the child', has ...

VICTORIA -- Her life was steeped in classical music, but Ida Halpern was passionate about the songs of British Columbia's indigenous people, music she set out to prove was equal to that of Bach and Mozart. Halpern's more than 500 recordings, transcriptions and handwritten notes comprise a unique Indigenous collection ...
In south-central Mexico, flanked by rugged, rolling mountain ranges, sits Oaxaca, a state with a rich cultural heritage and a diverse gathering of proud, indigenous people who still celebrate their unique historical identities and way of life. Travelling to the region, Mexican photographer Diego Huerta has ...
By 6am on the Capitol Building's front lawn in Olympia, the protesters - led by seven women from different Indigenous groups - had installed themselves in tarpees, a type of teepee, to demonstrate their opposition to the new Puget Sound Energy Tacoma Liquified Natural Gas facility and planned ...
While 168 are Indigenous to Kerala, there are varieties from all the rice-growing areas of India, such as Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Northeastern India, West Bengal, Odisha and Chhattisgarh, and some from Thailand and Vietnam as well. The volunteers of Thanal are sowing seeds of change ...

A coroner has criticised Northern Territory authorities for not telling the family of an Indigenous man in custody that he was critically ill until after he died, 12 days after being admitted to hospital. Kwementyaye Japaljarri*, 34, was serving a five-month prison sentence for non-violent driving-related offences.
Cowasuck Band of the Pennacook Abenaki People Chief Paul Pouliot stands for a portrait on a fishing and observation deck along the Winnipesaukee River in Franklin. He is in front the bend in the river by Odell Park, a place he said would have provided indigenous people abundant fishing as well as ...
The Northern Territory underspent about $500m in GST payments meant for disadvantaged Indigenous communities in 2015-16, the Yothu Yindi Foundation has told the Productivity Commission's GST review. It accused governments of running policies that prevented indigenous people in the NT from ...
I don't remember too much from the eighties-other than Nintendo, Sonic, and how cool the Ghostbusters were. But I do remember my aunt (Ledford high school Class of 1988, go panthers!) had a certain "type" as far as her boyfriends were concerned. Since she "babysat" me a lot, I got to meet a few of ...
Harvard voted on a number of new shareholder proposals in 2017 related to Indigenous rights, criminal background checks, and divestment from fossil fuels, according to an annual shareholder responsibility report released Tuesday. The new measures accompanied a number of divergences from the ...
Katari assumed his name to honor Indigenous leaders who died fighting the Spanish centuries earlier, Tupac Amaru, and Tomas Katari. In 1781, Tupac Katari raised an army of over 40,000 Indigenous men and women, and laid siege to what is today La Paz, Bolivia, maintaining it from March to June, and ...
Happy new year to all our listeners out there! On our first episode of 2018, we speak with the author of a book about the resilience of indigenous peoples in the face of climate change, and we'll hear some recordings of the elusive night parrot in Australia! Our first guest today is Gleb Raygorodetsky, the ...
Sitting in a tarpee erected outside the Capitol Building in the US state of Washington, seven Indigenous women and their supporters have vowed to stay put. They will stay until they are either arrested or politicians take action on climate change and native treaty rights. "We will be here as long as they let us ...
Australian Indigenous objects that have become "cultural ambassadors" in Rome feature in a new joint publication of Aboriginal Studies Press and the Vatican Museums, launched recently. 'Australia - The Vatican Museums Indigenous Collection' features some of the earliest known documentations of ...
The submission suggests that a steady rise in the number of people in the nation's south identifying as Aboriginal has left the Northern Territory at a demographic disadvantage, with a "declining share of the national Indigenous population" drawing money away from the "desperate need" in its remote areas.
From front-line advocates fighting for the environment, justice or Indigenous rights, to lawyers and policy makers with a seat at the United Nations, to the organizations holding it all together and the media outlets helping to make sense of it all, here are more than 100 social media influencers in the global ...

Oro is expected to be the only Canadian and only Indigenous designer at the show. Her jewelry features Indigenous designs and beadwork on everyday items like necklaces, shoes and even sunglasses. "I'm really aware of the patterns and colours that I use because I don't want to offend other tribes, I'm ...
A health and wellness program created by a Māori whānau is making use of Indigenous practices to help empower youth prisoners and prevent reoffending. The Turongo Collective is run by Karena Koria, his wife Milly Grant-Koria and Puriri Koria, all from Rongowhakaata, Te Aitanga-ā-Māhaki and Ngati ...
As an Indigenous woman herself, Fielder was moved by the #NoDAPL protests at Standing Rock, North Dakota that spanned much of the winter of 2016-2017. But it wasn't until she left her job that Fielder opted to put her feelings into action. When she watched the Seattle City Council approve an ordinance ...
DURHAM -- In late summer, Durham became the first New Hampshire municipality to replace Columbus Day with indigenous peoples Day. Now, at the urging of the Durham Town Council, two Durham state representatives hope the state will follow suit. House Bill 1604, sponsored by State Reps. Wayne ...
Ottawa has committed $89.9 million over three years to preserving, protecting and revitalizing Indigenous languages and cultures, and it was announced in June that the federal government would collaborate with Metis, Inuit and First Nations leaders on developing legislation to save and revive their ...
Indigenous ranger groups have called for the Queensland and federal governments to expand support for their land management and employment programs, after polling revealed backing from more than 80% of Queenslanders. Galaxy polling commissioned by Country Needs People, a coalition of ...
The three friends, who'd already been working for a few years, decided to build on the idea, and in 2012, they rolled out Indus OS, the Indigenous operating system that has had great success reaching first-time smartphone users. It now works with eight Indian mobile phone brands, including Micromax and ...
entrepreneur and Indigenous Australian Josie ALEC has a message for policy makers and business groups - stop viewing Indigenous business owners as "ticker boxes". Ms Alec, who was part of the stolen generation was taken from her family when she was young and sent to live with a white family, was ...
The scientists based their findings on analysis of DNA from two infants buried more than 11,000 years ago at a site south of Fairbanks. The research, published Wednesday in the journal Nature, sheds new light on when and how the ancestors of today's indigenous peoples first settled the New World.
The Spanish undertook their colonial project to convert and enslave indigenous peoples at Catholic missions in Baja California in the late 1600s. Yet the urge to discover the wealth of Alta California -- what is now present day California -- drove the Spanish north. The first Catholic mission in Alta California ...
Potter says, however, there's no question that the history of the New World's indigenous peoples grows more complex with every new study that's published. Editor's note: UAF archeologist Josh Reuther and archeology professor emeritus Joel Irish were among the 18 researchers who contributed to the ...
Displaced indigenous people returning to their homes in Chalchihuitan are going "straight to the slaughterhouse," warn NGOs and civil society groups following the case. More than 5,000 people from Chalchihuitan in Mexico driven from their homes late last year by fear of paramilitary violence are returning ...
The Turnbull government's Indigenous work-for-the-dole scheme has slapped more than 350,000 fines on participants in just two years. The Community Development Program (CDP) forces unemployed people in remote locations to work up to three times longer than city-based jobseekers to receive ...
From Standing Rock to Bears Ears and beyond, we stand in solidarity with indigenous peoples across the country in their calls to end the relentless assault on our lands. We ask lawmakers to reject the Roadless Rule and the Tongass riders and protect Alaska's old-growth forests and our people.
Canadians are scrubbing the names of Amherst and of other colonial-era heroes off street signs, school buildings and maps, often replacing them with names drawn from Indigenous history. Montreal, the largest city in French-speaking Quebec, plans to erase a "stain on our history" by renaming Amherst ...
The games, narrate Indigenous creation stories, and players must solve puzzles and draw the wild animals that populate Indigenous myths. "From one day to another these cultures could be lost," said Juan Nates, the CEO of Colombia Games, which designed and recently relaunched the games. "When we ...
The scientists based their findings on analysis of DNA from two infants buried more than 11,000 years ago at a site south of Fairbanks. The research, published Wednesday in the journal Nature, sheds new light on when and how the ancestors of today's indigenous peoples first settled the New World.
On the ground, the country's Indigenous groups made piecemeal progress on government promises for greater autonomy to manage their lands and forests sustainably, while continuing to suffer violence and land grabs. Those problems could intensify in the coming year as parliament looks set to pass new ...
A day of tasting isn't nearly enough time to get one's head around the complexities of Cretan wine. Hell, a year might not be sufficient. Given the stunning range of microclimates, soil types, and Indigenous grapes on this Greek isle, you'll want to take your time. The largest island in Greece, Crete is said to be ...
The ancient remains of an infant girl discovered in Alaska's interior Tanana River Valley in 2013 are the unexpected evidence of what is likely North America's first indigenous people -- a population predating and genetically distinct from now dominant Indigenous North American populations. The girl is ...
NEW YORK--DNA from an infant who died in Alaska some 11,500 years ago is giving scientists the best look yet at the genetics of the ancestors of today's indigenous peoples of The Americas. Decoding the infant's complete set of DNA let researchers estimate the timing of key events in the ancestral history ...
Global News reviewed the 103 "letters," some dated as recently as Oct. 4, 2017, and found that the majority -- which do not include full names of the writers-- contained could be described as racist or anti-Indigenous sentiments. Many also complained about political correctness or tax dollars going toward ...
Since Mexico privatized its oil and gas resources in 2013, border-crossing pipelines including those owned by Sempra Energy and TransCanada have come under intense scrutiny and legal challenges, particularly from indigenous peoples. Opening up the spigot for U.S. companies to sell oil and gas into ...
Pope Francis' weeklong trip to Chile and Peru in January will take him to two regions that are among those countries' poorest, where environmental issues and demands for Indigenous land rights have led to sometimes-violent conflict. In the Araucania region of southern Chile, Mapuche communities have ...
Perhaps most notably, we saw more and more indigenous peoples literally take their rights into the own hands. In Guatemala, the Maya weavers movement introduced a new bill in Congress to have their collective intellectual property rights recognized. We saw the world's first constitutionally-based Rights ...
But he said very few indigenous people know that the brand name version of the drug, Truvada, has been free for First Nations people in the province for several years. "What is astonishing about this is that First Nations and Inuit rarely have first access to anything, and where was the news story about this ...
In Australia, Indigenous and settler relations are at a political low point, following the dismissal of a proposed First Nations "voice" in federal parliament. The voice has become part of the architecture of Aboriginal (mainland) and Torres strait Islander ambition. These two distinct cultural groups constitute ...
Grand Chief Wilton Littlechild, a Cree Chief from Canada, makes a ceremonial call to order prior to an event held on the occasion of the International Day of the World's indigenous peoples and the tenth anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples (UNDRIP) in August ...
The federal government is calling for more Indigenous consultation in its "refresh" of the failing Closing the Gap targets but it has already rejected the most important mechanism to do so, an Indigenous voice to parliament, a constitutional law expert has said. Prof Megan Davis, who is also head of the ...
For more than a year and a half, Ginger Gosnell-Myers--the Aboriginal relations manager at the City of Vancouver--has been a part of a transformation at city hall through her work "indigenizing" the municipal government. Rather than carving out a specific "Indigenous" space, she works to ensure that ...
OTTAWA -- Gov. Gen. Julie Payette released the latest round of appointments to the Order of Canada Friday, including 121 people new to the order and three who are being promoted within it. Robert Joseph. Lee Maracle. Fred Sasakamoose. Here are some of them: Companions. Thomas Cromwell ...
Indigenous filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin never thought she would see this in her lifetime. Fifty years after starting her distinguished career amid major funding roadblocks, the Quebec-raised 85-year-old is elated to see Indigenous filmmaking finally at an "exciting" place heading into 2018, with new ...
In 2016, a wave of suicides occurred in Canada's Indigenous populations. Communities in northern Saskatchewan, in particular, witnessed several youth suicides. In October of that year, five girls between 10 and 14 died by suicide in the span of a few weeks. The situation intensified when news broke later ...


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