Revival for New Zealand’s Moriori Nearly Pushed to Cultural Death

The Moriori, whose history of peaceful isolation was shattered by violent subjugation, are fighting to establish themselves as a thriving people alongside the Maori.

#indigenous-people, #maori, #moriori, #new-zealand

‘Expedition Content’ Review: Anthropological Maneuvers in the Dark

An engrossing documentary looks back at a 1961 expedition to New Guinea and the creation of the landmark ethnographic film that resulted.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #dead-birds-movie, #documentary-films-and-programs, #expedition-content-movie, #gardner-robert-1925-2014, #indigenous-people, #indonesia, #karel-ernst, #kusumaryati-veronika, #new-guinea, #rockefeller-michael-c

Canada Pledges 40 Billion Dollars in Indigenous Child Welfare Battle

The government said it would pay a landmark 40 billion Canadian dollars to repair the system, potentially ending a lawsuit brought 15 years ago.

#canada, #children-and-childhood, #indigenous-people

A Tribe’s Bitter Purge Brings an Unusual Request: Federal Intervention

After cutting 306 people from its rolls, the Nooksack tribe is moving to evict those who remain in tribal housing. The dispute has raised questions about individual rights and tribal sovereignty.

#bureau-of-indian-affairs, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #evictions, #indigenous-people, #native-americans, #washington-state

Can a Tiny Territory in the South Pacific Power Tesla’s Ambitions?

Nickel is vital to electric car batteries, but extracting it is dirty and destructive. A plant with a turbulent history in New Caledonia is about to become an experiment in sustainable mining.

#electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #indigenous-people, #mines-and-mining, #new-caledonia, #nickel, #tesla-motors-inc, #vale-sa

Canada and Indigenous People Settle Over Drinking Water

A court-approved settlement will compensate Indigenous people for the decades that many have lived with dirty water, and will also fund the clean up.

#canada, #compensation-for-damages-law, #indigenous-people, #reparations, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trudeau-justin, #water, #water-pollution

Should Police Investigate Residential Schools Cases in Canada?

The Six Nations in Ontario have set up a special group to oversee the investigation of student deaths, in a rare collaboration between an Indigenous group and the police.

#british-columbia-canada, #canada, #indigenous-people, #kamloops-indian-residential-school-british-columbia, #royal-canadian-mounted-police

2 Canadian Journalists Arrested at Indigenous Protest Are Freed on Bail

Journalist groups denounced the arrest of a photographer and a filmmaker covering an Indigenous pipeline protest in British Columbia.

#british-columbia-canada, #canada, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #indigenous-people, #news-and-news-media, #pipelines, #politics-and-government

A Thanksgiving History Lesson, in a Handful of Corn

The cornmeal that has become a staple of the holiday table reflects millenniums of work by Native Americans — a legacy that Indigenous people are trying to keep alive.

#agriculture-and-farming, #archaeology-and-anthropology, #corn, #indigenous-people, #native-americans, #pilgrims-plymouth-mass, #thanksgiving-day, #united-states

In Mexico, an Indigenous Women’s Softball Team Breaks Barriers

A Mayan team from a small community on the Yucatán Peninsula has caused a sensation by excelling as its athletes play barefoot and wear traditional dresses, breaking barriers with every game.

#indigenous-people, #mayans, #mexico, #softball, #women-and-girls, #yucatan-peninsula-mexico

Lee Maracle, Combative Indigenous Author, Dies at 71

She collected signatures to persuade publishers that people would buy her books. She became a foundational figure in Indigenous literature.

#books-and-literature, #canada, #deaths-obituaries, #discrimination, #indigenous-people, #maracle-lee-1950-2021, #poetry-and-poets, #writing-and-writers

Will Indonesia Edge Its Way into the Space Race?

An Indigenous clan fears it will lose its place in the world as the government pursues a quest to open a spaceport and lure the billionaire SpaceX founder Elon Musk.

#indigenous-people, #indonesia, #joko-widodo, #land-use-policies, #politics-and-government, #rocket-science-and-propulsion, #satellites, #space-and-astronomy, #space-exploration-technologies-corp

Whose Writing Is on the Wall at the Museum? It Could Be Yours.

Museums striving for diversity and inclusiveness are bringing in outside voices to interpret the art. (They’re not always experts.)

#art, #indigenous-people, #museums, #new-york-historical-society

Marking a Different Thanksgiving Tradition, From West Africa

Liberian Americans have a complicated relationship with their holiday that plays out in the foods they make and the ways they reflect on a proud and difficult history.

#black-history-continued-2021, #black-people, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #food, #immigration-and-emigration, #indigenous-people, #liberian-americans, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #slavery-historical, #thanksgiving-day, #united-states

The Climate Summit Has Me Very Energized, and Very Afraid

Much of the world wouldn’t make sacrifices to fight Covid, so why think it will to stop climate change?

#global-warming, #indigenous-people, #potsdam-institute-for-climate-impact-research, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #youth

An Indigenous Canadian Director Channels Traumatic Memories Into Film

Tracey Deer based “Beans” on her experiences as a child during the 1990 Oka crisis, a confrontation between the Mohawk people and the government.

#beans-movie, #canada, #content-type-personal-profile, #deer-tracey, #indigenous-people, #kiawentiio-2006, #land-use-policies, #movies, #oka-quebec, #oka-crisis, #race-and-ethnicity

For Indigenous People, Fry Bread Is Beloved, but Also Divisive

For Indigenous people, the dish is both a family comfort food and a relic of colonial displacement.

#arizona, #bread, #indigenous-people, #native-americans

The Glasgow Deforestation Pledge Isn’t Enough to Save Our Forests

World leaders have pledged again to end deforestation. This time, they need to actually do it.

#amazon-jungle, #brazil, #canada, #carbon-dioxide, #congo-democratic-republic-of-congo-kinshasa, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #indigenous-people, #land-use-policies, #paris-france, #peru, #politics-and-government, #russia, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #united-states, #wildfires, #world-resources-institute

As Earth Warms, Human History Is Melting Away

Climate change is revealing long-frozen artifacts and animals to archaeologists. But the window for study is slender and shrinking.

#alaska, #alps-mountains, #archaeology-and-anthropology, #arctic-regions, #audio-neutral-immersive, #audio-neutral-informative, #austria, #chile, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #europe, #glaciers, #global-warming, #ice, #indigenous-people, #mammoths-animals, #mongolia, #norway, #paleontology, #siberia, #university-of-aberdeen, #yakutia-russia, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Global Leaders Pledge to End Deforestation by 2030

Brazil, China and the United States are among the signatories to a declaration that seeks to preserve critical forests that can absorb carbon dioxide and slow the rise in global warming.

#brazil, #china, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #indigenous-people, #international-relations, #russia, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #united-states

Lawyer Who Won $9.5 Billion Settlement Against Chevron Reports to Prison

Steven Donziger, an environmental activist who won what is considered the largest ever lawsuit against an oil company, was found guilty of contempt of court in July.

#chevron-corporation, #donziger-steven-r, #ecuador, #environment, #indigenous-people

Pope Expresses ‘Willingness’ to Visit Canada for Indigenous Reconciliation

A National Truth and Reconciliation Commission has called for a papal apology for abuses at church-run schools for Indigenous children.

#canada, #francis, #indigenous-people, #roman-catholic-church, #truth-and-reconciliation-commission-canada

Justin Trudeau Introduces ‘Reinvigorated’ Cabinet

The Canadian prime minister failed to gain a majority in Parliament last month but acted otherwise when unveiling his new cabinet.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #canada, #indigenous-people, #liberal-party-canada, #politics-and-government, #trudeau-justin

The Lummi Nation’s Secret to Saving Fragile Ecosystems

The Lummi Nation has a long, proud history of contesting ecologically unfriendly projects. Can it pull off one more big win?

#army-corps-of-engineers, #british-columbia-canada, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-commercial, #indigenous-people, #labor-and-jobs, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #refineries, #salmon, #ships-and-shipping, #washington-state

Ancient-DNA Researchers Set Ethical Guidelines for Their Work

New, international standards for handling ancient genetic material draw support from many scientists, criticism from others.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #genetics-and-heredity, #indigenous-people, #paleontology, #reich-david-e-1974, #research, #your-feed-science

Mexico City Replaces a Statue of Columbus With One of an Indigenous Woman

The replacement of a figure seen as a monument to colonialism touched a nerve as the country debates how it is shaped by race and sex.

#discrimination, #indigenous-people, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico-city-mexico, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #sheinbaum-claudia, #women-and-girls

A New Cookbook by Indigenous People, for Indigenous People

A group of Indigenous chefs is releasing a virtual cookbook featuring digital issues, webinars and videos to reclaim narratives about Native foods.

#a-gathering-basket, #baca-m-karlos, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #i-collective, #indigenous-people, #stanley-kristina

What is Indigenous Peoples’ Day?

Many cities and states are observing the day. Here’s some of the history behind it.

#columbus-day, #columbus-christopher, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #indigenous-people, #native-americans

Coroner Finds Racism Played Part in Indigenous Woman’s Death

Bias contributed to the death of an Indigenous woman who filmed herself being abused by hospital staff, a coroner said Tuesday.

#canada, #discrimination, #echaquan-joyce-d-2020, #indigenous-people, #quebec-province-canada

The World Wants Greenland’s Minerals, but Greenlanders Are Wary

The island has rare elements needed for electric cars and wind turbines. But protesters are blocking one project, signaling that mining companies must tread carefully.

#anglo-american-corp, #arctic-regions, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #gates-bill, #geology, #global-warming, #greenland, #indigenous-people, #mines-and-mining, #nuuk-greenland, #rare-earths, #uranium

Intimate Portraits of Mexico’s Third-Gender Muxes

On the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in southern Mexico, a community of the local Zapotec people has long accepted — and celebrated — gender nonconformity.

#dresses, #fashion-and-apparel, #indigenous-people, #juchitan-de-zaragoza-mexico, #mexico, #oaxaca-mexico, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #women-and-girls

Mexico City to Replace Columbus Statue With Indigenous Woman Monument

“We owe it to them. We exist because of them,” the mayor of Mexico City said in a news conference.

#columbus-day, #columbus-christopher, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #indigenous-people, #mexico-city-mexico, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #sheinbaum-claudia, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

After Video of Abusive Nurse, Canada’s Indigenous Seek Health Overhaul

The abuse last year of an Indigenous woman in a Quebec hospital has prompted outrage and underlined the discrimination facing Canada’s Indigenous community.

#canada, #discrimination, #echaquan-joyce-d-2020, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #hospitals, #indigenous-people, #justice-for-joyce, #nursing-and-nurses, #politics-and-government, #quebec-province-canada, #race-and-ethnicity

The Reappearing Act of Puppies Puppies

The artist, who also goes by Jade Kuriki-Olivo, began her career as a solitary and mysterious figure. Now, with the support of her community, she’s become entirely herself.

#art, #blood-donation, #content-type-personal-profile, #duchamp-marcel, #indigenous-people, #kuriki-olivo-jade-puppies-puppies, #queer-thoughts-llc-manhattan-ny-gallery, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Learning to Love Solitude (and Hate Oatmeal) on a 15,534-Mile Canadian Trek

For six years, the filmmaker Dianne Whelan hiked, biked, paddled, snowshoed and skied from the Atlantic to the Pacific and north to the Arctic. Here’s what she learned along the way.

#canada, #dianne-whelan, #hiking, #indigenous-people, #oceans-and-seas, #travel-and-vacations

Push to Return 116,000 Native American Remains Is Long-Awaited

Changes to U.S. regulations would seek to eliminate red tape that has delayed the return of burial remains and sacred objects held by museums and other institutions.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #haaland-deb, #harvard-university, #indigenous-people, #interior-department, #museums, #national-park-service, #native-americans, #peabody-museum, #united-states-politics-and-government

How Did Allison Highwolf Die? Distrust Fuels a Mystery in Indian Country.

When a Northern Cheyenne family questioned their daughter’s untimely death, official indifference deepened their pain — and their suspicions.

#assaults, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #big-horn-county-mont, #bureau-of-indian-affairs, #domestic-violence, #haaland-deb, #indigenous-people, #montana, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #nagle-mary-kathryn, #native-americans, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Residential School Photos Show Canada’s Grim Legacy of Cultural Erasure

With the discovery of human remains on the grounds of residential schools, this history is now dominating the conversation in the country.

#canada, #education-k-12, #indigenous-people, #muskowekwan-indian-residential-school-saskatchewan, #northwest-territories-canada, #roman-catholic-church, #saskatchewan-canada, #truth-and-reconciliation-commission-canada

Inked Mummies, Linking Tattoo Artists With Their Ancestors

As scientists find more tattoos on preserved remains from Indigenous cultures, artists living today are drawing from them to revive cultural traditions.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #arctic-regions, #greenland, #indigenous-people, #mummies-and-mummification, #native-americans, #philippines, #tattoos, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-science

Calls to Cancel Canada Day Celebrations Follow Discovery of Unmarked Graves

Heeding calls from Indigenous people, some places have canceled plans to mark the holiday, after hundreds of children’s remains were discovered at former boarding schools for Indigenous children.

#canada, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #indigenous-people, #kamloops-indian-residential-school-british-columbia, #trudeau-justin, #truth-and-reconciliation-commission-canada

With Discovery of Unmarked Graves, Canada’s Indigenous Seek Reckoning

Two gruesome discoveries of what Indigenous groups say are the remains of hundreds of children have strengthened the groups’ resolve to hold the country accountable for a long-hidden brutal history.

#british-columbia-canada, #canada, #canadian-residential-schools, #indigenous-people, #kamloops-indian-residential-school-british-columbia, #marieval-indian-residential-school, #saskatchewan-canada, #truth-and-reconciliation-commission-canada

Hundreds More Unmarked Graves Found at Former Residential School in Canada

An Indigenous group said the remains of 751 people, mainly children, had been found in unmarked graves on the site of a former boarding school in Saskatchewan.

#british-columbia-canada, #canada, #indigenous-people, #saskatchewan-canada, #truth-and-reconciliation-commission-canada

In Canada, Another ‘Horrific’ Discovery of Indigenous Children’s Remains

An Indigenous group said the remains of hundreds of children had been found in unmarked graves on the site of a former boarding school in Saskatchewan.

#british-columbia-canada, #canada, #indigenous-people, #saskatchewan-canada, #truth-and-reconciliation-commission-canada

U.S. to Search Former Native American Schools for Children’s Remains

Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced a new initiative that would delve into the records of the federal schools to which Native American children were forcibly relocated for 150 years.

#canada, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #discrimination, #education, #haaland-deb, #indigenous-people, #interior-department, #law-and-legislation, #native-americans, #navajo-indians, #nez-jonathan, #united-states

Fire Destroys Two Catholic Churches on Indigenous Land in British Columbia

The fires come at a raw moment, just weeks after the discovery in British Columbia of the unmarked graves of 215 Indigenous children.

#british-columbia-canada, #canada, #churches-buildings, #indigenous-people, #kamloops-indian-residential-school-british-columbia, #roman-catholic-church, #royal-canadian-mounted-police

A School District Got Rid of Columbus Day. It Didn’t Stop There.

A New Jersey school district, criticized for renaming the day for Indigenous people, eliminated the names of all holidays. It might undo that, too.

#columbus-day, #education-k-12, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #indigenous-people, #italian-americans, #native-americans, #new-jersey, #politics-and-government, #randolph-nj

Indigenous People Advance a Dramatic Goal: Reversing Colonialism

Fifty years of patient advocacy, including the shocking discovery of mass graves at Kamloops, have secured once-unthinkable gains.

#british-columbia-canada, #canada, #indigenous-people, #trudeau-justin, #truth-and-reconciliation-commission-canada

Out of the Pandemic, a New Marketplace for Native Ingredients

The owners of Tocabe Indigenous Marketplace aim to build one of the most comprehensive shops of its kind.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #e-commerce, #food, #indigenous-people, #native-americans, #tocabe-indigenous-marketplace

Biden Must Stop the Line 3 Pipeline in Minnesota

The fight over the pipeline will be, at least for now, where Biden’s climate commitment will be judged.

#alberta-canada, #army-corps-of-engineers, #boston-mass, #canada, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #enbridge-inc, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #indigenous-people, #keystone-pipeline-system, #minnesota, #mississippi-river, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #oregon, #pipelines, #superior-wis, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wisconsin

Argentine President Offends With Comment: ‘Brazilians Emerged from the Jungle’

President Alberto Fernández tried to connect with the Spanish prime minister by highlighting Argentina’s European heritage. Instead he caused offense across much of Latin America.

#argentina, #brazil, #fernandez-alberto-1959, #indigenous-people, #mexico