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Indigenous Culture

Filmmakers Sign Historic Agreement With Huichol Authorities in Mexico City

Tracy L. Barnett | Posted 11.08.2014 | Impact
Tracy L. Barnett

As part of the opening of the Festival of Indigenous Cultures of Mexico City, "Huicholes: The Last Peyote Guardians" was screened last week in the Zócalo, in the historic heart of the city, with 3,000 people attending.

Indigenous Knowledge Could Help In Times Of Crisis

Jacob Bryan Aki | Posted 07.28.2014 | Hawaii
Jacob Bryan Aki

World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education allows native people to share stories and discuss common issues.

Wine Names as Windows Onto Ancient Cultures

Daniel Altman | Posted 04.09.2014 | Taste
Daniel Altman

Before Europeans made their way across the Atlantic, indigenous cultures flourished in what is now the wine country at the foothills of the Andes and ...

Contemporary Art from the Land Down Under

John Corso | Posted 07.24.2013 | Detroit
John Corso

It can be difficult work for an art critic who is trained in the "Western" tradition to write about art by "non-Western" artists. It can be even trickier when that art arises from a culture like that of post-colonial Australia.

Not All Mexicans In The U.S. Speak Spanish

NBC Latino | Kristina Puga | Posted 11.30.2012 | Latino Voices

No, Latinos don’t speak “Mexican,” and Mexicans don’t all speak Spanish. The City University of New York’s Institute of Mexican Studies i...

Minnesota Wolf Hunt Desecrates Ojibwe Creation Symbol

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 01.14.2013 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

Despite lawsuits and public opposition, wolf hunting began in Minnesota on November 3. The dry scientific and legal facts offer fodder for heated discussion, but there is an important story of spiritual and moral imperative that has escaped media attention.

"Sealing" the Deal: Canada's Legacy of Government Subsidized Cruelty Continues

Deborah Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Deborah Bassett

Just when environmentalists were beginning to see a light at the end of the tunnel, Canada's Fisheries Minister announced that restrictions on exporting seal meat to China had been lifted.

Finding my Soul and Losing my Heart in the Equadorian Amazon: A Spiritual Journey With the Remote Huaorani Tribe

Suzan Crane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Suzan Crane

Wearing nothing but rubber boots and a traditional comé (a string supporting the genitals), Juninto lips curled in a curious smile, long obsidian hair billowing down a muscular brown back. "Huaponi" he uttered. "Hello."