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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 ...

New Zealand’s Native People Are Showing Their Support For Standing Rock In A Powerful Way

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 12.08.2016 | Impact

An indigenous community is making a powerful statement through social media. Many Māori, the native people of New Zealand, have taken to social media...

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.

Haka Wedding Dance Is Mesmerizing Display Of Groom's Culture

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 04.21.2016 | Good News

This wedding haka will put the electric slide to shame. Jackson and Jennifer Tamaariki​ of Auckland, New Zealand, got married earlier this month. T...

Intense, Emotional Wedding Dance Moves Bride To Tears

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 01.22.2016 | Good News

This incredible haka dance might've left the bride in tears, but it's so powerful, we're certain you'll feel emotional too. A viral video shared on V...

Is This High School Football Tradition Epic Or Unsportsmanlike?

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 11.24.2015 | Sports

After showing the Internet their enthusiasm with a viral graduation ceremony video earlier this year, we didn't realize we'd be hearing from Kahuku Hi...

Masks and Men's Bones

Frank Browning | Posted 10.21.2016 | Arts
Frank Browning

Founded in 1937 by the renowned French ethnologist, Paul Rivet, as both a research and exposition center, the Musée de l'Homme has long been among the most revered of ethno-anthropological museums.

Entire Boys' School Performs Electrifying, Emotional Dance For Teacher They Lost

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 07.29.2015 | Good News

A New Zealand school has honored a late teacher with national pride and unity. The entire student body of Palmerston North Boys' High School performe...

Māori Dancers Slay Beyoncé Song With Indigenous Dance

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 06.30.2015 | Entertainment

What do you get when New Zealand's indigenous Māori dancing bows down to the sounds of Queen Bey? Poiyoncé: A new type of dance that we're really...

Evocative Photos Highlight New Zealand's Largest Street Gang

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 06.11.2015 | Arts

Artist Jono Rotman discovered that there's more to gang members than violence and mayhem when he photographed New Zealand's Mighty Mongrel Mob. The...

A Toga-Wearing Tattooist Creates an Antipodean Contemporary Art Experience

JK Russ | Posted 03.18.2014 | Arts
JK Russ

It is the first Friday of the New Year in the coastal town of Gisborne, New Zealand. The town has almost doubled in population with the influx of sum...

WATCH: New Zealand Haka For Fallen Soldiers Accomplishes What Words Can't

Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

As Veterans Day approaches and the country prepares to honor our servicemembers and their sacrifices, it seems almost impossible to honor our veterans...

Radar Festival LA: Stones in Her Mouth

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 09.27.2013 | Los Angeles
Hoyt Hilsman

This performance piece by Samoan choreographer Lemi Ponifasio, which had its world premiere at the Radar Festival in Los Angeles this week, is a perpl...

Alternatives to a Bankrupt Prison System

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

The so-called war on drugs is responsible for most of the massive uptick in the prison population. Instead of punishing drug addicts, treatment lessens addiction, disease, and the crimes caused by drug use.

Transgender Artists Help Make Transformative Art

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

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