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Deb Haaland creates unit to investigate killings and disappearances of Indigenous people

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Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced a new unit within Bureau of Indian Affairs that plans to tackle the decades-long crisis of missing and murdered Native Americans. "Violence against Indigenous peoples is a cr...

Indigenous women’s group raided by illegal miners, says federal prosecutor

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"If something happens to our people, we blame the Brazilian state," wrote a group of indigenous leaders to Brazil's federal government two weeks ago. They were writing from the vast green state of Para, where they s...

This app will show you what Indigenous land you’re on

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As the US grapples with history and becomes increasingly racially and culturally aware -- with ethnic studies curriculums in schools, recognition of the dangers of White supremacy, and growing social justice movemen...

Canada vowed to protect its Indigenous women. But they are still being blamed for their own deaths

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February marked the culmination of a nearly decade-long legal saga that raised national questions about how Canada treats Indigenous women. Cindy Gladue, a 36-year-old Canadian Cree-Métis mother of three, bled to de...

Indigenous leader becomes surprise contender in Ecuador’s presidential election

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He wouldn't be caught dead wearing a suit. Instead of a tie round his neck, Yaku Pérez wears a Wiphala, a multi-colored flag that symbolizes indigenous identity in the Andes. His long, black hair either hangs freely...

Australia has changed its national anthem in a bid to reflect 60,000 years of Indigenous history

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Australia woke up to a new year on Friday -- and a slightly different national anthem. The anthem, "Advance Australia Fair," has been tweaked to recognize the country's Indigenous history and communities, Prime Mini...

Honduran indigenous environmental activist killed in front of family

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Tegucigalpa, HondurasMasked men armed with guns and machetes killed a Honduran environmentalist activist in front of his family, police said on Monday, the latest in a string of such attacks in the Central American c...

National rugby players sing Australia’s national anthem in Indigenous language for first time before match

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National rugby players sang an Indigenous version of Australia's national anthem for the first time on Saturday, a move that won widespread praise and spurred calls to make it a permanent feature at Australian sport...

New Zealand media giant Stuff apologizes for racism toward indigenous Māori people

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New Zealand's largest media publisher, Stuff, has publicly apologized for the way it has portrayed Māori people, after an internal investigation uncovered evidence of "racism and marginalisation" in its representati...

A California radio station is battling coronavirus misinformation among indigenous farmworkers

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After a day picking cranberries at a California farm, Josefino Cervantes Alvarado sat down for dinner to a unique mix of voices and music filling the room. "Greetings to everybody tuning in to Radio Indígena 94.1 F...

Fred Sasakamoose, Indigenous NHL trailblazer, dies at 86 after battle with Covid-19

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Fred Sasakamoose, the National Hockey League's first Indigenous player, died Tuesday at 86, according to his son Neil Sasakamoose, who delivered the news in an emotional video on Facebook. Fred Sasakamoose's death c...

New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern appoints country’s first Indigenous female foreign minister

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New Zealand appointed its first Indigenous female foreign minister Monday to represent what's shaping up to be one of the most diverse parliaments in the world. Nanaia Mahuta, who is Māori, the Indigenous people of ...

Chicago Blackhawks statue vandalized with paint and an indigenous rights phrase

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A Chicago Blackhawks statue outside of the professional hockey team's downtown arena was vandalized early Monday with splashes of bright paint across a likeness of the team's mascot and an indigenous rights phrase n...

Coronavirus is threatening their people but it hasn’t held back these indigenous pageant queens

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As her silver crown shimmered in the sunlight, Shaandiin Parrish loaded car after car in the Navajo Nation's Huerfano chapter area with food and toilet paper. When the coronavirus pandemic halted the nursing home v...