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.
Over the objections of Italian American civic groups, the council made the second Monday in October a day in L.A. to commemorate “indigenous, aboriginal and native people.”
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.
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.
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.
The Navajo Nation voted not to pursue the plan to operate the coal-powered Navajo Generating Station itself, but rather to create a new local economy based on renewable energy.
There are more women than ever before, and a new generation of Muslims, Latinos, Native Americans and African-Americans in the House creating what academics call a reflective democracy, more aligned with the population of the United States.
Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland made history on Tuesday by becoming the first Native American women elected to Congress.
The Temer government claims the decision is a response to intense resistance from environmentalists and indigenous groups
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).
On December 4, hundreds of veterans plan to “deploy” to Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota to join in protest against the planned Dakota Access Pipeline.
In the West, many tribal leaders are determined to move forward on climate action as sovereign nations despite budget cuts, climate denial and inaction.
A federal judge ruled that the federal permits authorizing the pipeline to cross the Missouri River just upstream of the Standing Rock reservation, which were hastily issued by the Trump administration just days after the inauguration, violated the law in certain critical respects.
What I perceived as messiness and chaos were just the act of experiencing life in all its complexity, depth, and glory.
The board approved a resolution introduced by Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer urging City Treasurer Jose Cisneros to add the Dakota Access Pipeline to the list of screening factors he considers when making city investment decisions.
Hundreds of people rallied outside the White House and President Trump’s Washington hotel in an effort to stop construction of the Dakota Access pipeline.
The Navajo Nation is making moves to join a growing number of tribes that have already respectfully, but conclusively, shown Wells Fargo the door.
The Democrats used to be the progressive party, but the philosophy of Neoliberalism embraced by President Carter and furthered by President Clinton has transformed the Democratic Party into a machine for ensuring that the will of corporations and moneyed interests is done in D.C.
The Army Corps of Engineers has denied a permit for the construction of a key section of the Dakota Access Pipeline, granting a major victory to protesters who have been demonstrating for months.
We tell ourselves we are unworthy sinners. We tell ourselves that we are small and powerless. But we humans are geniuses.
The autonomous Dominion of Canada, a confederation of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the future provinces of Ontario and Quebec, was officially recognized by Great Britain with the passage of the British North America Act.
The Iroquois Confederacy or Haudenosaunee is believed to have been founded by the Peacemaker in 1142 or 1451 AD, bringing together five distinct nations in the southern Great Lakes area into “The Great League of Peace”.
The sweat ceremony is intended as a spiritual reunion with the creator and a respectful connection to the earth itself as much as it is meant for purging toxins out of the physical body.
The Zapotec civilization was an indigenous pre-Columbian civilization that flourished in the Valley of Oaxaca in Mesoamerica.