Although the country’s official policy since 1987 has been to not engage in any contact, a federal law passed in July 2020 allows religious missionaries to remain inside reserves with isolated #Indigenous groups.
The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are celebrating the final approval of a $1.9bn water rights settlement that resolves tribal claims throughout Western Montana and authorizes funding to 1,300 miles of canals.
More than half of the investment will go towards supporting new and existing Indigenous Guardians initiatives as well as the development of Indigenous Guardians Networks for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis.
The funds will be made to eligible Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian entities for broadband deployment, to support digital inclusion, workforce development, telehealth, and distance learning.
Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have created an online platform called the Archive of Healing which features thousands of previously delegitimized traditional therapies spanning seven continents and 200 years.