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European Parliament Takes a Stand on Indigenous Rights in Latin America

New group could help put pressure on Brazilian government to protect rights of Indigenous Peoples

Tribal chief Marcos Verón grew up in flourishing rainforest in Brazil’s Mato Grosso do Sul region. His would be one of the last generations of Indigenous Guarani-Kaiowá peoples to practice their cultural, spiritual, and subsistence lifeways in the resource- and species- rich…
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by: Terri Hansen – December 4, 2017

Marching for Indigenous Science

“Let us remember that long before Western science came to these shores, there were Indigenous scientists here”

This Earth Day, four leading Native American scientists and scholars, Robin Kimmerer (Potawatomi), Rosalyn LaPier (Blackfeet/Métis), Melissa Nelson (Anishinaabe), and Kyle Whyte, (Potawatomi) will participate in the March for Science, in the main event in Washington DC, and at satellite marches in…
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by: Terri Hansen – April 21, 2017

The Student-Built Website That Is Keeping Government Climate Data Safe

One Michigan graduate student figured the more copies of the pre-Trump EPA website, the better

It wasn’t long after President Trump took office that chaos took hold at the US Environmental Protection Agency. Throughout his campaign, Trump had promised to get rid of the agency, leaving just “little tidbits left.” He wasted little time. Photo by USEPAMany…
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by: Terri Hansen – February 23, 2017

For Bison and Tribes Alike, a Homecoming

Native American nations are key to sustaining bison populations on the Great Plains

For almost 20 years, a heated battle has been taking place in the Northern Rocky Mountains as ranchers there fight against any attempts to allow bison to roam freely across the region’s plains and valleys. As federal and state wildlife agencies struggle…
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by: Terri Hansen – September 8, 2015

Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, Kankanaey Igorot

Victoria Tauli-Corpuz was appointed the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous People last year. A member of the Kankanaey Igorot people in the Philippines, she is one of the Indigenous leaders who helped draft the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in 1993 and then lobbied for it for more than 20 years until the UN General Assembly finally adopted the treaty in 2007. photo UN Photo/JC McIlwaine…
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by: Terri Hansen – Autumn 2015


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