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Indigenous rights get boost as Green Climate Fund approves $1 billion for new projects

The fund - to which countries have pledged more than $10 billion - adopted a landmark policy to protect indigenous people who often live in or near forests, where the fund plans to back conservation projects.

L.A. City Council replaces Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day on city calendar

Over the objections of Italian American civic groups, the council made the second Monday in October a day in L.A. to commemorate œindigenous, aboriginal and native people.

Indigenous communities turn to renewable energy to break cycle of welfare

In some remote Indigenous communities, household energy bills can reach up to $2,000 per quarter. Installing solar panels can contribute to a 75 per cent saving.

Denver permanently approves Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Columbus Day

The city of Denver will no longer celebrate Columbus Day on the second Monday of October after the city council voted to change the holiday to Indigenous Peoples' Day.

Ayahuasca medicine, in five minutes

Ayahuasca is a hallucinogenic plant medicine that originated thousands of years ago among the indigenous peoples of the Amazon. It is capable of deep healing for a range of trauma, depression, addiction, and more while also offering insight into one's purpose and essence.

New Zealand ‘wellbeing’ budget focuses resources on vulnerable populations

Family violence, mental health needs, and child poverty are all at the center of New Zealand’s new ‘wellbeing’ budget, with billions being newly allocated to causes that relate to the overall wellbeing of New Zealanders.

Ecuador Amazon tribe win first victory against oil companies

Ecuador's Waorani indigenous tribe won their first victory against big oil companies in a ruling that blocks entry onto ancestral lands for oil exploration.

Brazil announces end to Amazon mega-dam building policy

The Temer government claims the decision is a response to intense resistance from environmentalists and indigenous groups

The ancestors of the modern Khoisan expanded to Southern Africa (~150,000 B.C.E ???)

Khoisan is a unifying name for the non-Bantu indigenous peoples of Southern Africa, combining the Khoikhoi and the San (also Bushmen, after Dutch Boschjesmens).
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