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

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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

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Keystone XL Pipeline Project Is Canceled

The embattled project to carry oil from Canada to Nebraska had been on life support since President Biden’s first day in office and stalled by legal battles for years before that.

#350-org, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #enbridge-inc, #energy-transfer-partners-lp, #global-warming, #indigenous-people, #keystone-pipeline-system, #nebraska, #obama-barack, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #pipelines, #politics-and-government, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #republican-party, #tc-energy-corp, #trump-donald-j

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Industrial Policy, Alzheimer’s, Pizza: Your Monday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

#alzheimers-disease, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #income-inequality, #indigenous-people, #law-and-legislation, #pizza, #politics-and-government, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How Thousands of Indigenous Children Vanished in Canada

The discovery of the remains of 215 children at the site of a defunct boarding school in British Columbia has rekindled discussion of a sinister time in Canada’s history.

#british-columbia-canada, #canada, #children-and-childhood, #deaths-fatalities, #indigenous-people, #kamloops-indian-residential-school-british-columbia, #trudeau-justin, #truth-and-reconciliation-commission-canada

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Mass Grave of Indigenous Children Is Reported in British Columbia

An Indigenous community says it has found evidence that 215 children were buried on the grounds of one of the many Canadian schools set up to forcibly assimilate them.

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

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In Sweden’s Far North, a Space Complex Takes Shape

The government is turning an old research base above the Arctic Circle into a state-of-the-art satellite launching center. The reindeer will not be happy.

#indigenous-people, #reindeer, #satellites, #space-and-astronomy, #sweden

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In Denver, the Pandemic Deepens Artistic Collaboration

It took a curator of Native Arts to bring two Indigenous artists together, but their works involve the contributions of many others.

#art, #denver-art-museum, #indigenous-people, #luger-cannupa-hanska, #museums, #native-americans, #watt-marie-1967

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Immerse Yourself in Indigenous Culture

From Virginia to California, these eight parks, heritage centers and open-air exhibits offer fresh opportunities to confront the history and the present-day realities of Native Americans.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #content-type-service, #grand-canyon-national-park, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #indigenous-people, #jeffers-petroglyphs-minnesota, #machicomoco-state-park-virginia, #museums, #native-americans, #nez-perce-indians, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #santa-ynez-chumash-museum-and-cultural-center, #spring-lake-park-preserve-minnesota, #stewart-indian-school-cultural-center-and-museum, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states, #ute-mountain-tribal-park-colorado

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How Botanical Oils Won Over the West

Though they’ve been prized since the dawn of civilization around the world, these natural elixirs have now taken on an almost religious aura for wellness types.

#beauty-concept, #cosmetics-and-toiletries, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #flowers-and-plants, #hair, #indigenous-people, #international-trade-and-world-market, #luxury-goods-and-services, #oils-and-fats, #skin, #trees-and-shrubs

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Indonesian General Is Killed in Rebel Ambush in Papua Region

President Joko Widodo announced the death of the high ranking intelligence chief and called for the arrest of rebel gunmen. Activists said they feared reprisals against Indigenous Papuans.

#defense-and-military-forces, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #indigenous-people, #indonesia, #joko-widodo, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #papua-province-indonesia, #politics-and-government, #secession-and-independence-movements, #terrorism

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Armed Groups Step Into Venezuela as Lawlessness Grows

With Venezuela in shambles, criminals and insurgents run large stretches of the nation’s territory. We traveled through one of the regions under their control.

#indigenous-people, #maduro-nicolas, #smuggling, #terrorism, #venezuela

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Why Biden Must Save Bears Ears National Monument

‘We are rooted to Mother Earth through her body like the plants are rooted to the soil.’

#bears-ears-national-monument-utah, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #earth, #federal-lands, #indigenous-people, #land-use-policies, #language-and-languages, #lee-michael-s-1971, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #obama-barack, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #utah, #women-and-girls

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10 Queer Indigenous Artists on Where Their Inspirations Have Led Them

While wide-ranging in scope and style, these pieces are alike in their power and depth.

#alaska, #art, #british-columbia-canada, #gender, #hawaii, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #indigenous-people, #mexico, #new-mexico, #spokane-wash, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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Taiwan Hunters Contend With Taboos, and Trials, to Uphold Tradition

The island’s Indigenous hunting cultures are circumscribed by ancient rituals and modern legal restrictions. We join a hunt as Taiwan’s constitutional court considers a case on Indigenous rights.

#hunting-and-trapping, #indigenous-people, #land-use-policies, #taiwan

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Indigenous Party, Not on the Ballot, Is Still a Big Winner in Ecuador Election

Its candidate didn’t reach Sunday’s presidential runoff, but the party’s powerful showing in the first round of voting has transformed the national agenda.

#arauz-andres, #correa-rafael, #ecuador, #elections, #indigenous-people, #lasso-guillermo, #perez-yaku-1969, #politics-and-government

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Covid-19 Killed the Last Juma Elder in the Amazon

The coronavirus and Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, are jeopardizing the survival of Indigenous peoples and the future of the next human generation.

#amazon-jungle, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #indigenous-people, #juma-aruka-d-2021, #land-use-policies

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At Under the Volcano, Smoky Flavors and Mezcal

The Midtown bar Under the Volcano has no fire pit, but its literary-minded chef still conjures the tastes of his native Puebla.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #indigenous-people, #mexican-food-cuisine, #mezcal, #midtown-area-manhattan-ny, #restaurants, #tequila, #under-the-volcano-manhattan-ny-bar

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Winnipeg’s New Showcase and Meeting Place for Inuit Art and Artists

A new museum for the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s leading collection of Inuit art opens on Saturday in a project shaped by Inuit.

#art, #canada, #indigenous-people, #museums, #winnipeg-manitoba

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Mother of Killed Indigenous Man Told to ‘Get It Together’ by Canadian Police

A scathing report found that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police mistreated and discriminated against the family of Colten Boushie in 2016 and mishandled parts of the investigation into his death.

#boushie-colten, #canada, #discrimination, #indigenous-people, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #royal-canadian-mounted-police, #saskatchewan-canada

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Book Review: ‘Hunt, Gather, Parent,’ by Michaeleen Doucleff

In “Hunt, Gather, Parent,” Michaeleen Doucleff visits with Indigenous people to pick up parenting tactics that Western cultures may be sorely lacking.

#books-and-literature, #canada, #children-and-childhood, #doucleff-michaeleen, #families-and-family-life, #hunt-gather-parent-what-ancient-cultures-teach-us-about-the-lost-art-of-raising-happy-healthy-little-humans-book, #indigenous-people, #mexico, #parenting, #tanzania

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There’s a Global Plan to Conserve Nature. Indigenous People Could Lead the Way.

Dozens of countries are backing an effort that would protect 30 percent of Earth’s land and water. Native people, often among the most effective stewards of nature, have been disregarded, or worse, in the past.

#biodiversity, #brazil, #canada, #conservation-of-resources, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #indigenous-people, #papua-new-guinea

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Aruká Juma, Last Man of His Tribe, Is Dead

Mr. Juma, who used the name of his people in Brazil, was in his late 80s when he died of Covid-19.

#amazon-jungle, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #indigenous-people, #juma-aruka-d-2021

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Black Farmers May Finally Get the Help They Deserve

A debt-relief program would be a step in repairing more than a century of discrimination by the Department of Agriculture.

#agriculture-and-farming, #agriculture-department, #booker-cory-a, #discrimination, #indigenous-people, #land-use-policies, #race-and-ethnicity, #slavery-historical

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How to Pretend You’re in the Riviera Maya, Mexico, Today

You might not be able to travel on spring break this year, but you can immerse yourself in Maya culture from home.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #books-and-literature, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #culture-arts, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #indigenous-people, #mayans, #music, #myths-and-mythical-creatures, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #riviera-maya-mexico, #sinkholes, #travel-and-vacations, #world-heritage-sites

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Luis Fernando Arias, Colombian Indigenous Leader, Dies at 41

Motivated by violence inflicted on his family by paramilitaries, he became the leading voice in a coalition of Indigenous peoples. Complications of the coronavirus contributed to his death.

#arias-luis-fernando-1979-2021, #colombia, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #indigenous-people

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Exercise vs. Diet? What Children of the Amazon Can Teach Us About Weight Gain

What we eat may be more important than how much we move when it comes to fighting obesity.

#calories, #children-and-childhood, #diet-and-nutrition, #eating-disorders, #exercise, #indigenous-people, #obesity, #weight

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Kindred Spirits: 2 Collections of Native Mythology for Children and Their Adults

In “Ancestor Approved” and “The Sea-Ringed World,” sacred stories provide comfort by bringing people together.

#ancestor-approved-intertribal-stories-for-kids-book, #books-and-literature, #bowles-david-1970, #central-america, #children-and-childhood, #esperon-maria-garcia-1964, #indigenous-people, #mesoamerica, #mijangos-amanda, #myths-and-mythical-creatures, #native-americans, #north-america, #smith-cynthia-leitich-1967, #south-america, #the-sea-ringed-world-sacred-stories-of-the-americas-book

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‘I’m Speaking Out:’ Calgary Firefighters Allege Decades of Racism

Accusations stretching back 25 years have spurred city officials to acknowledge racism within the department and pledge to address it.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #calgary-alberta, #discrimination, #fires-and-firefighters, #indigenous-people, #race-and-ethnicity, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Rawiri Waititi Wins Tie War in New Zealand Parliament

Rawiri Waititi, a Maori politician in New Zealand, was kicked out of Parliament for refusing to wear a tie as a marker of Indigenous resistance.

#indigenous-people, #maori, #new-zealand, #politics-and-government, #ties-apparel

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He Almost Quit the Law. Instead, He Reset Canada’s Indigenous Dialogue.

Murray Sinclair, who just retired from Canada’s Senate, led a truth and reconciliation commission that still shapes the national conversation.

#canada, #content-type-personal-profile, #indigenous-people, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #manitoba-canada, #politics-and-government, #sinclair-murray-1951, #truth-and-reconciliation-commission-canada

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Vancouver Couple Fined After Flying to Remote Town for Vaccination

The authorities charged an executive and an actress with violating coronavirus restrictions when they traveled to Beaver Creek in the Yukon Territory last week. Residents accused them of cutting the line.

#beaver-creek-yukon, #canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ekaterina-baker, #great-canadian-gaming-corporation, #indigenous-people, #rodney-baker, #vaccination-and-immunization, #yukon-territory

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For Nicaragua’s Lobstermen, Deadly Dives Are All Too Common

Catching spiny lobsters is a stunningly dangerous pursuit for the mostly Indigenous fishermen along the country’s Caribbean coast, requiring deep plunges with subpar gear.

#accidents-and-safety, #caribbean-area, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #indigenous-people, #lobsters, #nicaragua, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #sandinista-national-liberation-front

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Australia Tweaks Anthem to Recognize Indigenous History

The words “we are young and free” were changed to “we are one and free.” The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have lived on the continent for more than 60,000 years.

#australia, #indigenous-australians, #indigenous-people, #morrison-scott-1968, #national-anthems, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity

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Ancient DNA Is Changing How We Think About the Caribbean

New research delivers surprising findings about Indigenous people in the region before contact with Europeans.

#caribbean-area, #dominican-republic, #genealogy, #genetics-and-heredity, #haiti, #hispaniola, #indigenous-people, #population

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Wintry Scenes From a Swedish Wonderland

With his foreign assignments canceled for the year, a photographer refocuses on his homeland — and finds plenty to admire.

#aurora-borealis, #indigenous-people, #lapland, #photography, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #reindeer, #snowmobiles, #sweden, #travel-and-vacations, #wilderness-areas

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For Opponents of Native American Nicknames, 2020 Has Brought Hope

Leaders in the movement to rid sports of such nicknames and the logos that accompany them saw a domino effect building in public schools after two major professional teams made changes. But there are staunch holdouts.

#education, #indigenous-people, #mascots, #names-organizational, #native-americans

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Fred Sasakamoose, One of the First Indigenous N.H.L. Players, Dies at 86

He played only 11 games in hockey’s top league, but he inspired generations of athletes from Canada’s First Nations. He died after suffering complications of the coronavirus.

#canada, #chicago-blackhawks, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #hockey-ice, #indigenous-people, #national-hockey-league, #sasakamoose-fred

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2 Women Charged With Train Terror Near Canadian Border

Ellen Brennan Reiche, 23, and Samantha Frances Brooks, 27, were accused of tampering with train tracks to disrupt signals and possibly cause derailments, according to a criminal complaint.

#bellingham-wash, #bnsf-railway, #british-columbia-canada, #indigenous-people, #natural-gas, #pipelines, #railroads, #terrorism

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The Thanksgiving Myth Gets a Deeper Look This Year

For many Native Americans, the Covid-19 toll and the struggle over racial inequity make this high time to re-examine the holiday, and a cruel history.

#bison, #food, #indigenous-people, #native-americans, #pilgrims-plymouth-mass, #race-and-ethnicity, #thanksgiving-day, #united-states

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In the Arctic, Reindeer Are Sustenance and a Sacred Presence

For the Indigenous communities who herd the animals, safeguarding dying culinary traditions isn’t merely about eating but about protecting a longstanding way of life.

#agriculture-and-farming, #arctic-regions, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #finland, #food, #indigenous-people, #meat, #norway, #reindeer, #samis-ethnic-group, #sweden

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Mi’kmaq Lobstermen in Nova Scotia Face Attacks by Fishermen

A battle over the lucrative lobster industry in Nova Scotia has become the latest flash point in a series of abuses of Indigenous people in Canada.

#adam-allan-athabasca-chipewyan-first-nation-chief, #canada, #discrimination, #fishing-commercial, #indigenous-people, #lobsters, #nova-scotia-canada, #royal-canadian-mounted-police, #singh-jagmeet, #trudeau-justin

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Aaron Pedersen Is a Different Kind of Archetypal Leading Man

The star of the Australian police drama “Mystery Road” harks back to the rugged icons of old westerns. He is also Aboriginal, which makes the role more complicated — and rare.

#aaron-pedersen, #davis-judy, #indigenous-australians, #indigenous-people, #mystery-road-tv-program, #sen-ivan, #television

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Review: A Classic Western Sheriff on the Other Side of the World

In “Mystery Road,” Aaron Pedersen plays a lawman with Indigenous roots and John Wayne style.

#acorn-tv, #indigenous-people, #mystery-road-tv-program, #television

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Dogs Once Made Pretty Nice Wool Blankets, Too

Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest once bred dogs in large numbers and sheared them for wool.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #british-columbia-canada, #dogs, #fashion-and-apparel, #indigenous-people, #journal-of-anthropological-archaeology, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #research, #textiles, #vancouver-island-british-columbia, #washington-state, #wool-and-woolen-goods, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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An Evangelical Conquista in Amazonia

This isn’t the first time missionaries have risked spreading disease alongside the word of god.

#brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evangelical-movement, #indigenous-people, #politics-and-government

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Amazon 4.0. How to Reinvent the Rainforest

It took tens of millions of years for tropical rainforests to evolve. It may take us just a few decades to destroy them, unless we change course.

#amazon-jungle, #brazil, #forests-and-forestry, #indigenous-people, #wildfires

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The Grandmother Trees

We think of humans as destroyers of the Amazon, but for centuries Indigenous people have tended to this landscape.

#amazon-river-basin, #archaeology-and-anthropology, #indigenous-people, #wildfires

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Can Our Culture Survive Climate Change?

My daughter is named Y’Wara, which means the power that forces water downstream. Like the river, she will have to be strong.

#amazon-jungle, #environment, #global-warming, #guajajara, #indigenous-people, #maranhao-brazil, #women-and-girls

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‘Schitt’s Creek’ Star, and His Fans, Are Taking Indigenous Studies

Dan Levy suggested in an Instagram post that his fans study Canadian Indigenous history along with him. About 64,000 people signed up.

#canada, #e-learning, #indigenous-people, #levy-daniel-actor, #university-of-alberta

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