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Food Sovereignty

article How this food-growing technology empowers Indigenous communities (1/20/2020)
(Australia) -- Stepping inside one of Food Ladder's cool, leafy growing systems is a stark contrast to the dry, inhospitable conditions outside. In the Northern...
article These 'lost crops' could have rivaled corn (12/30/2019)
(Worldwide) -- The “lost crops” of goosefoot and knotweed could have produced enough seed to feed as many indigenous people as maize did for thousands of...
article Fast Food Nations and Global Nutrition (12/24/2019)
(Worldwide) -- Daniel Maingi works with small farmers in Kenya and belongs to the organisation Growth Partners for Africa. He remembers a time when his family would grow...
article Indigiearth brings gourmet bush tucker to the table (9/25/2019)
(Australia) -- For many Australians food is the centre of celebration, bringing together family, friends and loved ones. Ngemba Weilwan woman, Sharon Winsor is bringing...
article BLOG: Indigenous Medicine– From Illegal to Integral (9/25/2019)
(Worldwide) -- In the 2020 Summer Olympics, we will undoubtedly see large, red circles down the arms and backs of many Olympians. These spots are a side-effect of...
article Sustainable food the theme on menu at popular food forum (9/10/2019)
(Ireland) -- Aboriginal chefs Luke Bourke, Dave Gray, Josh Moore and Samuel Bourke of Sydney’s Rockpool Restaurant, after their arrival at Cork Airport in advance...
article Brazil is the world's largest beef exporter — here's why eating meat is linked to the Amazon fires (8/30/2019)
(Brazil) -- The Amazon rainforest continues to burn at a record rate: more than 80,000 fires have been recorded this year, over an 80% increase of the total number of...
article The Indigenous Tribes Fighting to Reclaim Stevia From Coca-Cola (7/15/2019)
(Paraguay) -- Luis Arce steps into the center of a sacred grove of trees on a high hilltop in Paraguay’s Amambay highlands. Wearing black cowboy boots, a faded baseball...
article Māori vegans decolonise their diet (7/2/2019)
(Worldwide) -- A University of Canterbury doctoral scholar is researching kaimangatanga or kaupapa Māori veganism. Kirsty Dunn from Te Aupouri and Te Rarawa, who holds a...
article Indigenous foods showcased in Ngā Kai a Matariki (6/27/2019)
(New Zealand) -- Several local hotels and caterers are preparing to cook delicious dishes showcasing Māori indigenous cuisine for the Ngā Kai a Matariki – The...
article Approved Pesticides in Brazil Spike Under New Administration (6/12/2019)
(Brazil) -- More than a hundred new pesticides were approved in Brazil since its new far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, took office in January of this year. According...
11 Total Articles on this Issue

Columbus/Indigenous Day

article Columbus' Claims of Cannibal Raids May Have Been True After All (1/13/2020)
(Caribbean) -- Christopher Columbus got a lot of things wrong about the "New World." He thought that manatees were mermaids, that the Bahamas were a part of...
1 Article on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article Government Bill Would Permit Extensive Economic Exploitation on Indigenous Lands (1/12/2020)
(Brazil) -- The federal government is finalizing a bill to be submitted to Congress that provides for the exploitation of indigenous lands, one of President Jair...
article Indigenous protests in Peru halt output at Frontera oil block (9/10/2019)
(Peru) -- Indigenous communities took control of a small airport and an oil pumping station in Peru to demand the government clean up pollution, halting production at an...
article Amazon Tribe Wins Lawsuit Against Oil Company, Saving Huge Amount Of Rainforest (5/16/2019)
(Ecuador) -- An Amazon tribe has won a huge lawsuit against big oil, saving vast acres of precious rainforest by doing so. The Ecuadorian government’s intentions...
article Horseman Rides Into Crowd of Anti-Coal Protesters in Australia, Injuring Woman (4/28/2019)
(Australia) -- The battle over plans for a gargantuan coal mine in central Australia turned violent Sunday, when a man on a horse rode into a crowd of protesters,...
article Brazil to build long-resisted Amazon transmission line on indigenous land (3/13/2019)
(Brazil) -- Brazil’s Bolsonaro government has invoked reasons of national security to push forward on the construction of a long-resisted 125 kilometer (78 mile)...
article Amazon rainforest's riches up for grabs as Brazil to open indigenous reserves to mining (3/8/2019)
(Brazil) -- Brazil’s new right-wing government led by former army captain, Jair Bolsonaro, is going ahead with announced changes to current mining regulations,...
article Brazil aims to open indigenous reserves to mining: minister (3/8/2019)
(Brazil) -- The government of Brazil’s right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro is preparing an overhaul of mining sector regulations that will include opening up...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

First Nations

article 150 km from anywhere, N.W.T. homesteader has front seat to climate change (12/27/2019)
(North Canada) -- For 20 years, John Koadloak has lived in near total isolation. He shares a shack with his wife, Mercie, and their dog, more than 150 kilometres from...
article 'Brink of destruction': AFN national chief demands action on fading Indigenous languages at UN (12/17/2019)
(New York) -- Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde told a UN gathering today that many Indigenous languages face extinction without further...
article AFN National Chief urges Canada to press Brazil over violence against Indigenous people (8/31/2019)
(Canada) -- Canada needs to pressure Brazil to end violations of Indigenous rights, says the head of Canada's largest Indigenous organization in a letter sent to...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Cultural Appropriation

article White Women: Maasai Culture Is Not Here For Your Colonialist Exploitation (12/17/2019)
(USA) -- If it walks like an appropriator and talks like a saviour it is probably a White ‘Feminist’ exploiting Indigenous women for profit. As an artist,...
article Ricky Gervais makes amends in art row (10/29/2019)
(Australia) -- Ricky Gervais has made changes to the new series of After Life after being accused of cultural appropriation. The comic had faced a backlash over a...
article Cultural Appropriation, Appreciation, and Denigration (10/22/2019)
(Worldwide) -- My favorite young country singer, Kacey Musgraves, has been criticized for wearing a traditional Vietnamese dress. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau...
article The Aboriginal flag dispute in focus: who owns the right to use? (9/23/2019)
(Australia) -- The Australian government is considering whether to compulsorily acquire the rights to use the Aboriginal flag on public policy grounds. Kate O'Rourke...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

MMIW

article 'A Matter of Life and Death': COP 25 Protest Outside US Embassy Demands Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (12/10/2019)
(Spain) -- While representatives from governments across the globe gathered in Madrid Tuesday for the ongoing COP 25 climate summit, dozens of activists demonstrated...
article Inquest into Tanya Day’s death in custody (9/13/2019)
(Australia) -- On a chilly Saturday evening in the midst of the six-week inquest into the death in custody of Aunty Tanya Day, I made the last-minute decision to drive...
article Tanya Day's family call for criminal investigation on final day of coronial inquest (9/13/2019)
(Australia) -- Family members of an Aboriginal woman who died after suffering catastrophic brain injuries while locked in a Victorian police cell are adamant she will be...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Malta Gaming

article Maltese police search yacht amid journalist slaying probe (11/22/2019)
(Malta) -- Maltese police on Friday searched the yacht of a prominent local businessman who is being questioned about the car-bomb slaying of an investigative journalist...
1 Article on this Issue

Land Issues

article The land the NDIS forgot: the remote Indigenous communities losing the postcode lottery (11/4/2019)
(Australia) -- More than half of Northern Territory participants in the disability scheme are Indigenous – and for those who live on country, isolation, culture...
article Replanting culture and history on aboriginal land (10/24/2019)
(Montana) -- The Creator set the table for the Bitterroot Salish, and in response the Bitterroot Salish lived in harmony with creations flora and fauna gift, ensuring...
article Māori group in battle for valuable land in Sydney (8/22/2019)
(Australia) -- A legal battle in Sydney, Australia is under way with a Māori group claiming valuable land was given to them by Aboriginal people 200 years ago. The...
article Argentina series part 1: Indigenous people reclaiming their land (7/1/2019)
(Argentina) -- In Argentina, the descendants of the natives make up only 1.49 percent of the argentinan population. Recent studies however say that over 50 percent of...
article OP/ED: Iwi members support Peter Jackson's questions over Shelly Bay sale (5/1/2019)
(New Zealand) -- "The iwi owners of Shelly Bay", began a recent article on Stuff, have the right to develop the land around Shelly Bay and "it is no-one...
article Brazil tribal lands under new threat from farmers, miners (4/8/2019)
(Brazil) -- A decade after the Macuxi people won a bloody legal battle to expel rice planters from their reservation in a remote part of Brazil, their hold over...
article Brazil Considers Allowing Mining Activity in Indigenous Land, Near Border (3/6/2019)
(Brazil) -- Brazil’s Mines and Energy Minister Bento Albuquerque said the government is considering allowing mining activity in restricted areas such as indigenous...
article Armed invaders encroach on Brazil's tribal lands (3/4/2019)
(Brazil) -- Ten days after Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro took office, dozens of men entered protected indigenous land in a remote corner of the Amazon...
article Brazil indigenous group mobilises against planned soy railway (2/21/2019)
(Brazil) -- The Kayapo, a Brazilian Amazon indigenous group, is mobilising to protect its land rights as the government works to launch an ambitious soy railway project...
9 Total Articles on this Issue

Water Issues

article South Australian Aboriginal community runs dry and calls for help (11/4/2019)
(Australia) -- An Aboriginal community on South Australia's west coast calls on the federal government for relief after running out of water.
article Indigenous people need a say on water rights, U.N. rapporteur urges (8/30/2019)
(Worldwide) -- Indigenous peoples from the Amazon to the Arctic are being left out of the global conversation on water property rights, a United Nations' indigenous...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Marijuana & Hemp

press release One World Pharma and Colombia’s Misak Tribe Enter into Cultivation and Sale Agreement (10/24/2019)
(Nevada) -- One World Pharma Inc. (OTC Pink: OWPC), "OWP," a fully licensed cannabis and hemp producer in Colombia, is pleased to announce that it has agreed...
article From Coffee To Cannabis: Colombia's Choice Between Economic Development And 'CannaMercantilism' (7/19/2019)
(Colombia) -- This is the second of a two-part series on the history of Colombia’s troubled past and how it has informed its route to cannabis legalization.
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Election 2020

article In Pictures: The indigenous tribes fighting to save the Amazon (10/21/2019)
(Brazil) -- According to the National Institute for Space Research (INPE), the number of Amazon forest fires this year increased by 84 percent compared to 2018. The...
1 Article on this Issue

Trump Adminstration

article TRAHANT: Donald Trump tried to buy an Indigenous island (8/26/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Sometimes a headline makes you go, “huh.” Then you think about it ... and it’s even worse. The story: President Donald J. Trump...
1 Article on this Issue

Rosebud Sioux Tribe

article Australian Elders visit Rosebud Reservation (7/10/2019)
(South Dakota) -- On June 27, 2019, seven elders from Australia traveled to Lakota Country to share knowledge, customs, wisdom and togetherness with Lakota tribal...
1 Article on this Issue

LGBTQ

article Trans indigenous women eke out a tough living in Colombia (6/26/2019)
(Colombia) -- When Erika Aisama decided to live as a transgender woman in an indigenous community in Colombia, the punishment was brutal: her father shaved her head and...
1 Article on this Issue

Mental Health

article When there is no ritual to dream: The silence of Indigenous suicide (5/23/2019)
(Australia) -- The high rates of Indigenous youth suicide in Australia can only be addressed if the country first changes and confronts both its historical and...
article 'Unspeakable': how can Australia stop the Indigenous suicide epidemic? (5/13/2019)
(Australia) -- Since the start of this year, 62 Aboriginal people – 15 of them children – have died by suicide. More than half of them were under 25 years...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Sports Betting

article Puerto Rico; A Unique Sports Betting Challenge (5/6/2019)
(Puerto Rico) -- In Puerto Rico, gambling happens everywhere from corner bars to corporate-owned casinos to the Hipodrom Camarero. But the island presents an interesting...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article These giant bunya nuts are a key Indigenous food as well as snacks for dinosaurs (1/20/2020)
(Australia) -- For anyone familiar with bunya pine trees (Araucaria bidwillii), summer is associated with a distinct and interesting botanical phenomenon. Each January...
article Australia wildfires reveal ancient aboriginal aquaculture system built before the Egyptian pyramids (1/19/2020)
(Australia) -- Australia‘s wildfires have revealed an ancient aquaculture system built by indigenous people which is thought to predate the time of the Pyramids of...
article Rebellious indigenous Mexican weaver speaks with his strings Life (1/19/2020)
(Mexico) -- Local weaver and fashion designer Alberto Lopez knew early on that he wanted to be a traditional weaver, but there was a problem: the artisans who loomed in...
article Calls to recognise WA town's dark history (1/19/2020)
(Australia) -- A two-hour drive north of Perth, the town of New Norcia - Australia's only monastic town - has been run by Roman Catholic monks since its...
article Migrant, indigenous home violence ‘out of proportion’ (1/19/2020)
(Australia) -- Almost half of all people killed by intimate partners are indigenous or overseas-born, which has prompted calls for a more targeted approach to tackling...
article The Amazon's lost tribes are inspiring Colombia's cocaine farmers to become conservationists (1/18/2020)
(Colombia) -- Flaviano Mahecha is using his trusty machete to carve a path through the grassy undergrowth and prickly bushes of a farm on the edge of the Amazon...
article Brazil's answer to Greta Thunberg wants help protecting Amazon rainforest and its tribes (1/17/2020)
(Brazil) -- She is only 16 and from a remote Brazilian village on the Tapajos River in the heart of the Amazon, but her plea has been heard at the United Nations and the...
article The Aboriginal origins of the word ‘koala’ (1/16/2020)
(Australia) -- Bush fires this season have ravaged Australia. More than 10 million hectares of land have been burned, homes and lives have been lost and over a billion...
article Colombia's Amazon tribes tap into rainforest protection funds (1/15/2020)
(Colombia) -- Colombia is asking indigenous Amazon tribes to suggest ways to spend more than $7 million available to fight deforestation, the nation’s environment...
article Amazon tribes gather to plan resistance to Brazil government (1/14/2020)
(Brazil) -- Brazilian indigenous leaders began a four-day tribal gathering in the Amazon on Tuesday to plan their opposition to far-right President Jair Bolsonaro’s push...
article NAC: Australia’s lesson on fire management (1/14/2020)
(Australia) -- The bush fires in Australia have burned an estimated 20-million acres, claiming at least 24 human lives and countless wild animals. The size and severity...
article Ainu minority to file suit for fishing rights in northern Japan (1/12/2020)
(Japan) -- A group of Ainu, an ethnic minority in northern Japan, is set to file a lawsuit against the state to confirm indigenous rights to fishing salmon in rivers,...
article Why Aboriginal planners say the bush 'needs to burn' (1/12/2020)
(Australia) -- For thousands of years, the Indigenous people of Australia set fire to the land. Long before Australia was invaded and colonised by Europeans, fire...
article For New Zealand's Maoris, even touching this sacred tree is taboo. They let scientists climb to help save it. (1/11/2020)
(New Zealand) -- Two arborists, chest-deep in underbrush, secured a rope slung over a branch in the Waipoua Forest, close to the northern tip of New Zealand. Scott...
article Brazil's govt to propose oil exploration on indigenous land: media (1/11/2020)
(Brazil) -- Brazil's government will propose legalizing oil and gas exploration as well as hydroelectric dam construction on indigenous land, a report said Saturday...
article Brazil pushes plans for mining on tribal lands to European diplomats (1/10/2020)
(Brazil) -- Brazil's government on Friday said it was pushing ahead with plans to allow mining on tribal lands, briefing European diplomats on proposals that have...
article Mama Tierra to showcase handicrafts of indigenous women (1/10/2020)
(Germany) -- Mama Tierra will showcase its accessories developed from revolutionary materials by indigenous women of Colombia and Venezuela, presenting designs based on...
article Guatemalan indigenous journalist charged with terrorism released from prison (1/10/2020)
(Guatemala) -- A court in Guatemala City released indigenous journalist and activist Francisco Lucas Pedro on January 3 after he spent 13 days in detention since his...
article Indigenous knowledge saves home from wildfire in Australia (1/10/2020)
(Australia) -- Phil Sheppard believes aboriginal knowledge on managing forests saved his self-built home in a remote mountain part of Australia from raging wildfires...
article What indigenous design could teach us about surviving climate change (1/10/2020)
(Australia) -- Australia’s wildfires—which, since September, have burned 17.9 million acres of the continent—have not only turned skies vermillion and...

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