The West African nation will let communities veto mining, farming and industrial projects. Activists say the legislation is a progressive landmark. At least one investor calls it unworkable.
Even as Catholicism wanes in many Western countries, in Canada, it is holding steady as the largest religious denomination.
An ambitious survey of the life and art of Raphael Montañez Ortiz is at El Museo del Barrio. His work still feels subversive more than half a century after he founded the museum.
The Haudenosaunee Nationals lacrosse teams have a big ambition: competing in the 2028 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.
Francis, responding to longtime pleas from Indigenous people, begged forgiveness for schools where children were forced to assimilate, many were sexually or physically abused and some died.
Pope Francis will travel to an Indigenous community in Canada to apologize for the church’s role in residential schools that tried to erase Indigenous culture, and where thousands of children died.
The Baduy, an Indigenous group in Indonesia, believe that vaccinations are impure, and unnecessary, and that their beliefs protect them. To skeptics, they note their Covid death toll: zero.
The latest global assessment of the decline in plant and animal life found some bright spots but recommended significant changes to hunting and other practices to address the risks.
The United Nations helped the Yaqui Nation, an Indigenous group in Mexico and the United States, reclaim a deer’s head and other items from a Swedish museum.
Dom Phillips, a freelance reporter for The Guardian, and Bruno Araújo Pereira, a Brazilian expert on Indigenous peoples, have been missing in the Amazon since June 5.
Search crews found clothes and other belongings of the two men who went missing in the Amazon last week. Authorities are also testing blood from a suspect’s boat and human remains found elsewhere.
Dom Phillips, a British journalist, and Bruno Pereira, a Brazilian expert on Indigenous groups, have not been seen since Sunday. They faced threats before they disappeared.
Near the Arctic Circle, Shuvinai Ashoona, a star of the Venice Biennale, and her community of Inuit artists refuse to let isolation stand in their way.
As a weed choked a New Zealand lake, a tribe found a surprising solution in a centuries-old tool, adding to a pitched debate over how Indigenous knowledge can complement conventional science.
Luis Díaz has become a hero in only five months in England. But his story resonates not because he made it, but because so many others like him never get the chance.
Prince Charles will make a three day tour of the country, where polls suggest there’s little support for the monarchy — but amending Canada’s Constitution is difficult.
The identity of the Seri is integrally tied to their natural environment, which in recent years has been susceptible to an increasing number of existential threats.
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland called for a review last year, after the discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves of children who attended similar schools in Canada.
Set aside for an isolated Indigenous group, the Brazilian preserve Ituna-Itatá has now been heavily deforested — evidence of the intractable forces destroying the Amazon.
The Amazon is emerging as a central issue in this year’s presidential campaign. Leaders have taken note.
Pope Francis also promised to visit Canada as part of a process of healing and reconciliation over the church’s involvement in an abusive system of residential schools.
Brazil’s president has the planet in his cross hairs.
Brazil’s president has the planet in his cross hairs.
Francis met for the first time with groups of survivors of Canada’s abusive Indigenous schools who are seeking his apology over the church’s role in running the schools.
Data on Native communities are not at the levels needed for accuracy in A.I.-driven tools. A group is trying to solve that problem.
A judge ordered construction of the development in Cape Town to be halted, saying that the developer had not properly consulted Indigenous South Africans.
In a sign of unintended consequences of the psychedelic resurgence, scientists say that the Sonoran desert toad is at risk of population collapse.
Set aside for an isolated Indigenous group, the Brazilian preserve Ituna-Itatá has now been heavily deforested — a grim illustration of the intractable forces destroying the Amazon.
New Caledonia escaped the coronavirus for a year and a half, but a surge in cases has led to a state of emergency, with the disease disproportionately hurting the French territory’s Indigenous people.
Indigenous rodeo riders and Wild West actors all gathered at an unassuming townhouse in Boerum Hill. Listening to the grown-ups under the kitchen table, a future experimental theater director.
The development, still under construction, sits on sacred land in Cape Town. But some Indigenous leaders have allied with the developers, prompting a debate over who speaks for First Nations people.
Colonialist conceptions of gender have long sought to erase more expansive views. But a new generation is making work that honors their cultures’ beliefs on their own terms.
As Michoacán’s centuries-old chapels undergo restorations, the buildings raise new questions about how architectural conservation should work — and whom such projects are really for.
In “Origin: A Genetic History of the Americas,” Jennifer Raff combines archaeology, genetics, linguistics and more to argue against a longstanding theory.
The ruling, which requires the government to seek consent for new projects, could put the brakes on the president’s plan to increase oil production.
Ownership of more than 500 acres of a forest in Mendocino County was returned to 10 sovereign tribes who will serve as guardians to “protect and heal” the land.
Five members of a pro-government paramilitary group were convicted of crimes against humanity that were committed against five Indigenous women during the country’s civil war.
The Moriori, whose history of peaceful isolation was shattered by violent subjugation, are fighting to establish themselves as a thriving people alongside the Maori.
An engrossing documentary looks back at a 1961 expedition to New Guinea and the creation of the landmark ethnographic film that resulted.
The government said it would pay a landmark 40 billion Canadian dollars to repair the system, potentially ending a lawsuit brought 15 years ago.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Journalist groups denounced the arrest of a photographer and a filmmaker covering an Indigenous pipeline protest in British Columbia.
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.
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.
She collected signatures to persuade publishers that people would buy her books. She became a foundational figure in Indigenous literature.
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.
Museums striving for diversity and inclusiveness are bringing in outside voices to interpret the art. (They’re not always experts.)