Militias mete out violence far from the centres of power – but their dirty work is politically useful.
A bus blocks Argyle Street South in Caledonia, Ont., as a group of labour councils and unions delivered food and support to land defenders at a land reclamation camp known as 1492 Land Back Lane in October 2020.
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Settler Canadians have a responsibility to build respectful, reciprocal relationships with Indigenous nations on our shared geographic space. This relationship starts with land restitution.
A family in northern Siberia watches – but decides not to hunt – a musk ox that wandered into the area where they live.
Traditional ecological knowledge, or TEK, can encompass science, medicine, ecology, religion and culture – and help protect the environment.
May Nango sharing stories about Mamukala wetlands with her grandson, in 2015.
Anna Florin (courtesy of GAC)
The Kakadu region has gone through immense transformation throughout history. How can archaeological food scraps tell us about how the First Australians adapted?
The Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Canberra.
Plus, new research into how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the lives of young people born into poverty around the world.
Lava flows from a fissure in the aftermath of eruptions from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island, May 22, 2018.
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Volcanoes might seem like nature’s incinerators, but using them to burn up trash would be dangerous and disrespectful to indigenous people who view them as sacred.
Logs destined for export from the Amazon estuary in Para, Brazil.
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New study compared sites with similar distances from cities and population densities.
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The agricultural workforce is changing but a worryingly unsophisticated understanding of workforce diversity lingers in the sector – especially in terms of Indigenous involvement in agriculture.
Australian paintings by J.W. Lewin, G.P. Harris, G.W. Evans and others, 1796-1809; State Library of NSW
A review of studies of Parramatta demonstrates an extensive deep-time archive of Indigenous activity extending over 14,000 years.
Reckless policies are to blame for Brazil’s high death toll.
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More than 600,000 Brazilians have died of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. A new report says the policies of President Jair Bolsonaro are responsible for around half.
Indigenous Peoples Day is celebrated in many states across the U.S.
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A growing number of states are recognizing Indigenous Peoples Day on what has traditionally been Columbus Day. An education scholar weighs in on what this means for America’s schools.
Photo credit: Wolfram Dressler
Aboriginal people view so-called wilderness as sick, neglected land. This runs counter to the view of wilderness as pristine and healthy, which underpins non-Indigenous conservation efforts.
Sunset at Cable Beach.
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Walking in the footsteps of First Nations peoples provides an alternative to overseas travel and an opportunity to reflect.
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The Miami apartment collapse is a grim reminder of why engineering matters, and why comprehensive education in ethics should be embedded in the training of engineers.
Handouts from food banks are no substitute for self-sufficiency.
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Indigenous people in the US have high rates of food insecurity and dietary-related health problems. Any attempts to address the problem must start with land justice, argues a scholar of Native health and food.
Cheetahs in the Serengeti in Tanzania.
A J Plumptre
One-fifth of Earth’s land could be restored to wilderness by reintroducing animals and improving management.
Supporters of the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs who oppose the Coastal GasLink pipeline set up a support station at kilometre 39, just outside of Gidimt'en checkpoint near Houston B.C., on January 8, 2020. The Wet'suwet'en peoples are occupying their land and trying to prevent a pipeline from going through it.
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Indigenous land defenders: Don’t Call Me Resilient EP 6 transcript.
Area of Bigstone Cree Nation cultural trail that has been logged.
Darren Decoine/Bigstone Cree First Nation
Part of an Indigenous ancestral trail was cleared by a logging company last summer, despite it being a protected cultural site under Alberta law.
Supporters of the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs perform a round dance at a blockade at a CN Rail line just west of Edmonton on Feb. 19, 2020.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
In this episode of our podcast, we take a look at Indigenous land rights and the people on the frontlines of these battles.
The direct confrontational tactics adopted by environmental activists over the past decade have transformed the global climate movement.
A web of local environmental action campaigns launched against oilsands pipelines a decade ago helped bring an end to Keystone XL.