Topic: Indigenous Rights & Culture
Indigenous Communities Are Better at Preserving Biodiversity, Research Shows
A new study adds to research showing concrete links between Indigenous rights to land and sustainable conservation.
The Killing of an Indigenous Leader in Brazil Is Part of a Global Trend of Attacks on Environmentalists
In 2018, more than 160 land and environmental defenders were killed—many of them Indigenous.
Scientists Voice Their Support for Native Hawaiians Protesting the Thirty Meter Telescope
With the hashtag #ScientistsforMaunaKea, scientists are sharing their opposition to the construction of the $1.4 billion telescope on sacred land.
Trump Removed the Only Native American Member From the Cultural Property Advisory Committee
An Obama-appointed Native American woman was replaced last week by an attorney who has worked closely with Trump.
Can Economic Pressure Curb Jair Bolsonaro's Anti-Indigenous Agenda?
An impending trade deal with the E.U. has instigated further pushback from non-governmental organizations and local activists against any deal with the Brazilian government.
When Will North America Reckon With the Ongoing Genocide of Indigenous Women?
A two-year study by a Canadian commission has declared that a genocide is taking place—but the only people who seem to care are indigenous.
Maine Banned Native American Mascots in Public Schools
Efforts to get privately owned teams like the Redskins and the Cleveland Indians to drop offensive mascots may have stalled, but states can enact bans in the public sector.
'We Are Resisting to Exist': Indigenous Women in Brazil Are Fighting for Their Rights and Their Lives
The far-right government of President Jair Bolsonaro has instituted new policies that put indigenous land rights and health services under threat.
The Supreme Court Upheld Treaty Rights for the Crow Nation
Amid continued standoffs between tribes and states over treaties signed before statehood was achieved, the ruling is a victory for Native rights.
'Nature Is Always Speaking': Proposed Dams Threaten Indigenous People and Wildlife in Central America
More than 400 dams are currently proposed for Central America's rivers, but thanks largely to a feisty indigenous resistance—as well as a non-profit—they are still yet to be built.
How to Craft Climate Financing That Helps Minorities and Lower-Income Americans
We can help build a non-extractive economy by offering non-exploitative loans to people of color and the formerly incarcerated.
A Landmark Lawsuit Sets New Precedent for Indigenous Land Rights in the Amazon
The Waorani community in Ecuador won a historic ruling that may create a new guide for other indigenous communities looking to protect their lands from oil interests.
In the Land of Hope and Grief: Indigenous Teens Address Suicide Through Art
An art therapy project in an Alaska Native village helps teens talk about suicide in their community.
How Lakota Horse Culture Is Helping Treat Child Trauma in South Dakota
Greg Grey Cloud is combining traditional Lakota horse rituals with equine therapy to treat PTSD—and much more.
How Drones and GPS Are Helping Indigenous People in Ecuador Save the Amazon
Maps, long used by colonizers to dispossess native peoples, are becoming a tool for indigenous people to reclaim sovereignty over their lands.
These Native Women Are Healing Themselves and Their Communities by Running
The Kwe Pack has a simple but radical mission: to improve indigenous health in mind and body by encouraging women to sign on for long-distance runs.
Could Washington State Be a Model for Native Voting Rights Reform?
Bills securing native voting rights are destined to fail in the Republican-controlled Senate, but might find success at the state level.
How a Border Wall Would Separate Indigenous Communities
Tens of thousands of people belonging to U.S. Native tribes live in the Mexican states and routinely cross the border to participate in cultural events.
Brazil's Bolsonaro Government Wants to Circumvent the Constitution to Allow Mining on Indigenous Lands
The Brazilian minister of mines and energy stated that Brazil would open its indigenous territories to mining interests without the consent of the affected population.
The Worsening Housing Crisis Plaguing Canada's First Nations Population
First Nations reserves residents are often forced to live in arduous conditions due to a system that prevents them from owning land or getting a mortgage.