Workers wash freshly harvested bananas on a banana plantation near Parrita, Costa Rica.
AP Photo/Kent Gilbert
While Costa Ricans pride their country for being an oasis of stability in Latin America, the nation has struggled with restrictive laws and social attitudes toward immigrants from Nicaragua.
The so-called ‘prison tree’: over time, myth has coalesced into a ‘fact’ for which there is no evidence.
There is no evidence to support the marketing of an ancient boab in Western Australia as a tree that once held Aboriginal prisoners. The story is a myth that elides the tree's deep significance to Indigenous people.
Indigenous games like ‘Honour Water’ can teach Indigenous values and ceremonial practices.
Honour Water/Elizabeth LaPensée
A strengthening movement of Indigenous designers and developers is working to show Indigenous cultures, teachings, languages and ways of knowing through video games.
An activist at a protest rally at the White House against the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines in Washington, D.C.
For the Blackfeet, Lakota and other Native American people, water does more than sustain life – it's the place of the divine.
People have camped in the long grass since colonisation. From this perspective, bans on the practice are a denial of Indigenous agency, culture and rights to country.
Photo: K. Pollard
In contrast to perceptions of other homeless people sleeping rough, Darwin's "long-grassers" are applying a long cultural tradition to deal with the situation in which they find themselves.
On expedition with Norman Tindale and local Aboriginal group at a rock shelter at Bathurst Head (Thartali) in eastern Cape York Peninsula, 1927.
Photo by Herbert Hale/South Australian Museum, Archives Norman Tindale Collection (AA 338/5/4/41)
Aboriginal people stayed settled in places across Australia for 50,000 years until Europeans arrived, showing a strong connection with the land.
One way teachers can respect culture is by embedding it into ‘mainstream’ subjects.
Teachers – get to really know your kids, their families, their community and its history, and what’s going on at home. While school policies are important, relationships are the real keys to success.
John Gast’s ‘American Progress’ (1872), depicting the US’s westward expansion.
Jared Farmer/Wikimedia Commons
The ideology of 'manifest destiny' has underpinned centuries of discriminatory legislation and violence against the US's indigenous people.
The Niger Delta, where the rights of humans have been violated in the pursuit of oil.
Flickr/Sosialistisk Ungdom (SU)
Global indigenous and human rights movements that oppose the oil, coal and gas industries are charting a path for a fair and just transition to a low carbon energy future.
A march in Perth on Australia Day this year in support of Indigenous people.
Changing the date of Australia Day celebrations – as the City of Fremantle has done – is a move towards a less racist future. And when it comes to challenging insularity, there are other positive signs in Western Australia.
Smartphones and other devices are popular in indigenous communities throughout Australia.
Cyber safety can mean a different thing for those living in remote Indigenous communities, and it needs to be managed carefully.
There are many factors contributing to Indigenous suicide, occurring in a wide variety of contexts.
A new report recognises that no two Indigenous suicides are identical, then skilfully identifies common themes for informing responses that have the potential to save lives.
Long walk to freedom: anti-slavery campaigners in Hull.in 2007.
John Giles PA Archive
Ending slavery didn't mean that the rights of Britain's colonial peoples were properly protected. Far from it.
Adam Goodes training at the SCG in 2015.
For Indigenous people, refusal is a powerful act of sovereignty. In Grand Final week, it's timely to reflect on Adam Goodes' refusal to accept racism in football or an official send off when he retired - and the repercussions of his stance, a year on.
The Yawuru Wellbeing Survey highlights the integral role of connectedness in Yawuru having
mabu liyan as the key to a good life.
John Puertollano, used with permission
How we think about wellbeing depends on where we come from, who we are and our experiences and aspirations. One study took account of this by involving Yawuru people in every aspect of the research.
When Two Worlds Collide
A new documentary examines indigenous activism in Peru – calling attention to the dark side of the country's economic boom.
Some of Australia’s Indigenous people even used body parts to help them count.
Shutterstock/Pics by Nick
Australia's Indigenous people had many methods for counting, and they didn't use just numbers.
Chair of the Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council, Warren Mundine, speaking on Q&A, August 29, 2016.
Chair of the Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council, Warren Mundine, told Q&A that $30 billion is spent every year on 500,000 Indigenous people in Australia. Is that right?
The evidence shows counting was beyond more than a handful of numbers for Australia’s Indigenous people.
There is plenty of evidence to show Australia's Indigenous people had ways of counting big numbers, yet the myth persists they couldn't count more than a handful of things. Why?
Despite more than three in every four refugees from South Sudan reporting experience of discrimination, a similar proportion remain positive about their new lives in Australia.
While 60-77% of migrants of African origin and 59% of Indigenous Australians report experience of discrimination in the Scanlon Foundation survey of Australian attitudes, optimism endures.