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22 March 2019
Reconsidering the ways in which subject headings sort and present knowledge can help address systemic racism. The X̱wi7x̱wa Library at the University of British Columbia is rethinking the way libraries organize and pl...
Cut Bank Pioneer Press
20 March 2019
Cut Bank, Montana, United States
Under 800 Words
Cut Bank, Montana has incorporated education about Native Americans in all grade levels with a special emphasis on and participation by Blackfeet Nation students because of the reservation's proximity. This effort is ...
20 March 2019
New York, New York, United States
Reassessing representations creates an opportunity for educational experiences. Instead of simply removing a problematic diorama depicting members of the Lenape tribe and Dutch colonists, the American Museum of Natura...
14 March 2019
Xingu River, Brazil
Under 800 Words
Gainforest is a tech startup that uses blockchain and AI to fund rainforest preservation and pay indigenous forest protectors for their work. By using satellite imaging and a trusted payment mechanism, as well as work...
7 March 2019
East Perth, Australia
The indigenous practice of setting regular fires to manage land hasn’t been used in generations, but it’s now being brought back to help manage wildfires in Australia. With support from the Wunambal Gaambera Aborigina...
Native America Calling
7 March 2019
North Dakota, United States
Over 15 Minutes
Native American tribes, community groups, and nonprofits quickly responded to a North Dakota law requiring voter IDs with physical street addresses by holding information sessions, setting up stations to create instan...
14 February 2019
North Dakota, United States
Native American voters are disproportionately impacted by restrictive voter ID laws, particularly those that require proof of address because many Native Nations do not use formal street addresses. In response, the vo...
30 January 2019
Roseburg, Oregon, United States
Native American tribes in Oregon have garnered attention for their sustainable forest preservation, especially since recent national legislation passed that gave thousands of acres of land land back to several Native ...
28 December 2018
San Francisco, California, United States
Patrick Ball, cofounder of the nonprofit Human Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG), has helped use quantitative data to put numbers behind things that were before unprovable — i.e. the difference between genocide and r...
13 December 2018
Singchung Village, Arunachal Pradesh, India
Over 3000 Words
A new species of bird discovered in the small village of Singchung, India has been named after the Indigenous people who own that land — the bird is called Bugun liocichla, named after the Bugun people. Not only did t...
11 December 2018
Communities across Uganda have been realizing the benefits of agroforestry, an old farming system that mimics natural ecosystems. Apart from creating a diverse, stable local food supply, the practice promotes soil hea...
30 November 2018
The women of India's Dongria Kondhs, with some assistance from grassroots organizations, are leading an effort to move away from monoculture and back to lost seed varieties. A community can grow as many as 50 plant va...
13 November 2018
Indigenous people in Tanzania are using “legal expertise, political pressure and smart solutions like land mapping to win back plots — and then secure them — from corporations they accuse of using loopholes to grab te...
30 October 2018
Fort Yates, North Dakota, United States
After a Republican led state law that bans people without an address from voting took effect, Native American tribes in North Dakota began organizing to get out the vote. They even began creating their own addresses. ...
16 October 2018
South Dakota, United States
Broadcast TV News
In order to help Native artists, the First People’s Fund launched the “Rolling Rez Arts,” a shuttle bus that doubles as an arts center, cell, and business incubator. “Every culture has stories. They have art. They hav...
21 August 2018
Flagstaff, Arizona, United States
NABIN, or the Native American Business Incubator Network, is a creative program intended to address the unique business challenges and opportunities faced by Native Americans. Since 2012, the organization has helped N...
15 August 2018
Odanah, Wisconsin, United States
A Native American community in Onadah, Wisconsin has been hailed by scientists as a town that successfully relocated before a major flood destroyed it completely. The relocation process, which included some federally ...
10 July 2018
Thirteen years ago the Wayuu tribe, located in Colombia, removed it’s male chiefdom and instead asked women to be their leaders. According to the Wayuu tribe they are the only indigenous tribe in Colombia that exclusi...
20 June 2018
Thoreau, New Mexico, United States
Broadcast TV Programs
In the Navajo Nation, a territory the size of West Virginia that spans counties in New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah, people live in extreme poverty and lack access to clean water or electricity. A group called DigDeep is...
9 June 2018
Oxford, Ohio, United States
The Myaamia Center, a language initiative led by the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and Miami University, has led to the preservation of the Myaamia language and culture. The center, which has become a model for other univer...
24 May 2018
Hooper Bay, Alaska, United States
Qungasvik, a program developed by and for Yup’ik people living in Alaska, focuses on skills, craft making, and community connection. The program provides a strong support system and is helping to decrease incidence of...
Christian Science Monitor
11 May 2018
Utah, United States
Through the Title VII federal grant program, schools in Utah incorporate American Indian cultural curriculum such as history and dance into the school day and offer additional academic supports specifically for Americ...
1 May 2018
The organization Natives Photograph was founded in order to create accurate, culturally sensitive images of Native Americans as well as support the careers of indigenous photographers.
19 April 2018
Massachusetts, United States
One night Jessie Little Doe Baird had a dream. Her ancestors told her it was time to bring back the Wôpanâak language to her community. The dream helped launch the the Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project, which late...
High Country News
5 February 2018
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
A private company called Travois acts as a bridge between tribes and private investors in order to help make affordable housing more accessible in tribal homelands across the West. The company brings investors to trib...
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