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.)
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.
Much of the world wouldn’t make sacrifices to fight Covid, so why think it will to stop climate change?
Tracey Deer based “Beans” on her experiences as a child during the 1990 Oka crisis, a confrontation between the Mohawk people and the government.
For Indigenous people, the dish is both a family comfort food and a relic of colonial displacement.
World leaders have pledged again to end deforestation. This time, they need to actually do it.
Climate change is revealing long-frozen artifacts and animals to archaeologists. But the window for study is slender and shrinking.
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.
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.
A National Truth and Reconciliation Commission has called for a papal apology for abuses at church-run schools for Indigenous children.
The Canadian prime minister failed to gain a majority in Parliament last month but acted otherwise when unveiling his new cabinet.
The Lummi Nation has a long, proud history of contesting ecologically unfriendly projects. Can it pull off one more big win?
New, international standards for handling ancient genetic material draw support from many scientists, criticism from others.
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.
A group of Indigenous chefs is releasing a virtual cookbook featuring digital issues, webinars and videos to reclaim narratives about Native foods.
Many cities and states are observing the day. Here’s some of the history behind it.
Bias contributed to the death of an Indigenous woman who filmed herself being abused by hospital staff, a coroner said Tuesday.
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.
On the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in southern Mexico, a community of the local Zapotec people has long accepted — and celebrated — gender nonconformity.
“We owe it to them. We exist because of them,” the mayor of Mexico City said in a news conference.
The abuse last year of an Indigenous woman in a Quebec hospital has prompted outrage and underlined the discrimination facing Canada’s Indigenous community.
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.
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.
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.
When a Northern Cheyenne family questioned their daughter’s untimely death, official indifference deepened their pain — and their suspicions.
With the discovery of human remains on the grounds of residential schools, this history is now dominating the conversation in the country.
As scientists find more tattoos on preserved remains from Indigenous cultures, artists living today are drawing from them to revive cultural traditions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The fires come at a raw moment, just weeks after the discovery in British Columbia of the unmarked graves of 215 Indigenous children.
A New Jersey school district, criticized for renaming the day for Indigenous people, eliminated the names of all holidays. It might undo that, too.
Fifty years of patient advocacy, including the shocking discovery of mass graves at Kamloops, have secured once-unthinkable gains.
The owners of Tocabe Indigenous Marketplace aim to build one of the most comprehensive shops of its kind.
The fight over the pipeline will be, at least for now, where Biden’s climate commitment will be judged.
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.