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November 8: Stepping Into Your Shoes

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 11.09.2016 | Green
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Photo: I. Rimanoczy The night of November 8 was an interesting surprise, not just for us in the USA, but for people around the world. Analysts, neigh...

Money Really Does Grow On Trees: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 11.09.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

They say that money does not grow on trees but ask the Incas, Aztecs and Costa Rica's Chorotega people and they'd say otherwise. Before Europeans arri...

People and nature blur in the world's indigenous languages

IUCN – Planet at the Crossroads | Posted 11.10.2016 | Green
IUCN – Planet at the Crossroads

Indigenous peoples from around the world came together to examine the relationships between people and nature at the IUCN World Conservation Congress ...

Women and wetlands: the hidden side of conservation solutions

Lorena Aguilar | Posted 10.19.2016 | Green
Lorena Aguilar

This post was written by Lorena Aguilar and Maggie Roth Melissa Wurramarrba, Karmelina Daniels and Daphne Daniels are three Aboriginal women rangers...

Views from the Yard: Students Celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day and Call Upon Harvard for Recognition

Annie Schugart | Posted 10.13.2016 | College
Annie Schugart

In the middle of a Monday afternoon, over 100 people gathered in Harvard Yard where the colored lawn chairs had been organized into a large semicircle...

Let Columbus Day Remind You Of The Discrimination Native Americans Still Face Today

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 10.07.2016 | Politics
Chaker Khazaal

Almost exactly one month after mass protests spurred government intervention in the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), the United Stat...

Support Indigenous Rights: Abolish Columbus Day

The Zinn Education Project | Posted 10.06.2016 | Education
The Zinn Education Project

By Bill Bigelow The movement to abolish Columbus Day and to establish in its place Indigenous Peoples Day continues to gather strength, as every month...

The Big Difference at Standing Rock Is Native Leadership All Around

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 09.15.2016 | Impact
Sarah van Gelder

Will future generations look back on this as a turning point in U.S.-tribal history. This year's massive buildup of resistance to the Dakota Access ...

Native Rights Rising: Standing Tall At Standing Rock

Tom Weis | Posted 09.13.2016 | Green
Tom Weis

Just as the conscience of America was jolted awake by the shocking images of peaceful civil rights defenders being violently set upon in the '60s, so is it being aroused today by the horrifying sight of peaceful native rights defenders being brutalized.

We Have A Lot To Learn From Indigenous Peoples

Rob Kall | Posted 09.01.2016 | Impact
Rob Kall

Recently, the UN celebrated the Day For Indigenous Peoples. Western history's coverage of our relationships with Aboriginal/Indigenous peoples has mostly been reporting on western cases of killing and cultural annihilation. I've come to believe that we have much to learn from Indigenous peoples.

A Conversation With Gregg Deal On Being "The Last American Indian On Earth"

Rachel Waters | Posted 08.17.2016 | Arts
Rachel Waters

From the beginning, Deal knew that for the film to ever have the impact it was meant to, it had to paint a bigger picture about what it means to be a Native person alive today.

Recovering ancestral farming techniques to combat climate change and empower indigenous women in Peru

UN Women | Posted 08.10.2016 | Women
UN Women

Crossposted from UN Women. To combat the impact of climate change, the indigenous women of Laramate in Peru have turned to ancestral farming technique...

The Resource Curse Of Indigenous Peoples

Elisa Peter | Posted 08.10.2016 | Impact
Elisa Peter

As we celebrate the international day of the world's indigenous peoples, we must address how indigenous peoples are robbed of their right to sustainable development, now and in the future.

Modern Day Dian Fossey of The Amazon

Mireya Mayor | Posted 08.10.2016 | Green
Mireya Mayor

As a scientist, explorer and conservationist, I have spent much of my professional life in the rainforests of the world trying to understand and preserve these incredible and irreplaceable ecosystems. To many it seems unusual that a former NFL cheerleader would choose to go and live in some of the most remote places on earth and brave all the undeniable challenges and occasional dangers of living in a tropical rain forest.

Indigenous People of the Americas Have New Hope for Justice

Astrid Puentes Riaño | Posted 08.10.2016 | Green
Astrid Puentes Riaño

June 15 was a historic day. After 17 years of negotiations, the American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was approved. That's cause fo...

The Sanctuary of Sport: A Testimony of Olympism in Action

Louis Bolling | Posted 08.05.2016 | Religion
Louis Bolling

Sport has always been a part of Jamal Khalil Atkins' life. The second son of Albert William Atkins and Jeannette Sykes Atkins, Jamal's parents incorporated a philosophy of life that exalted and combined a high respect of body, will and mind.

'How I Bore You On Eagles Wings' -- A Reminder Of Our Humanity

Shahar Azani | Posted 07.21.2016 | World
Shahar Azani

Such troubling times all around us. It seems the world knows no rest: Islamic terror rearing its ugly head and in the most gruesome of manners in Euro...

Chevron's Ted Boutrous Thoroughly Embarrassed Himself Last Week

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 07.12.2016 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

Ted Boutrous embarrassed himself in Huffington Post this week in an apparent attempt to "up the crazy" as the trial to seize Chevron's assets in Canad...

Decriminalizing Prostitution In South Africa: A Recipe to Extinguish the Legacy of Sara Baartman

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 07.01.2016 | World
Taina Bien-Aime

Prostitution, one of the most brutal forms of male-perpetrated sexual abuse, is illegal in South Africa. While corrupt police are known to arrest and brutalize the women for loitering, buyers of sexual acts are rarely arrested.

Chevron's Garbage Fire Sale

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 06.29.2016 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

Chevron sending up massive flares in Richmond is not the only sign things are getting hot for the oil giant on the run from a $11 billion verdict.

The Dazzling Indigenous Cultures Of Mexico, In Photos

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.23.2016 | Arts

Photographer Diego Huerta was living in the city of Santa Catarina in the state of Nuevo León in the country of Mexico when he realized he was living...

Crossing the Line: The Smithsonian's Most Recent Censorship of Artists Hurts Us All

Rachel Waters | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics
Rachel Waters

(Artist Anida Yoeu Ali stands as The Red Chador in the Smithsonian Arts and Industries building during the Crosslines art show held on Memorial Day we...

(More Than) Prayers For Orlando: Taking Accountability For Our Own Role In Anti-Gay Violence

Gyasi Ross | Posted 06.23.2016 | Crime
Gyasi Ross

t's not just about the worst of the worst--the face of evil. It's also about us, the "regular people" who help create the environments that allow those faces of evil to fester. We have the power to change those environments.

World Ocean Council and the Future of the Arctic

Peter Neill | Posted 06.14.2016 | Green
Peter Neill

The sea connects all things, and thus it can be viewed through the prism of almost any time, place, or subject. These latter come in "waves," usually ...

Amazon Cuisine Can Spark a New "Rainforest to Table" Movement

Forest Trends | Posted 06.02.2016 | Green
Forest Trends

Chefs and other creative thinkers are planting the seeds of a "Rainforest to Table" movement that combines food production and forest protection - saving the Amazon's forests and nourishing its people.