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Afghanistan: Land of the Pashtun Confederation

Afghanistan: Land of the Pashtun Confederation

August 20, 2021

The inability of nations and states to engage in constructive ways continues to explode into great tragedies. The word “Afghan” has its roots in the common reference to the Pashtun…

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Does China Have Indigenous Peoples?

Does China Have Indigenous Peoples?

July 19, 2021

China is the largest country in the world by population and the third-largest by land area. It is also home to the largest ethnic group in the world – the…

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Napoleon Loretto, PFC

Napoleon Loretto, PFC

November 18, 2020

Interview and research about the experience of native americans from Jemez Pueblo in World War II, between 1943 and 1946. Interview conducted in Towa language.

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Nine Steps to Death: Unburying the Origins of a Tradition

Nine Steps to Death: Unburying the Origins of a Tradition

October 29, 2020

The Day of the Dead, celebrated in Mexico on November 1st and November 2nd, has its origins in prehispanic times. Different Mesoamerican peoples worshiped death, but the tradition we celebrate…

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NGO as a Catalyst of Sustainability for Egongot Tribe

NGO as a Catalyst of Sustainability for Egongot Tribe

August 24, 2020

Giselle Morales has written a brief description drawn from the original article: Egongot Tribal Development and an NGO as a Catalyst for Sustainability by Ronnie Amatorio, Marilyn Dela Torre, Marivic Pajaro,…

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Thousand-year-old indigenous Burusho artifacts destroyed in Gilgit-Baltistan

Thousand-year-old indigenous Burusho artifacts destroyed in Gilgit-Baltistan

July 23, 2020

This blog highlights the work of Amir Wali Khan featured in the Center for World Indigenous Studies Fourth World Journal Winter 2020, Volume 19, Number 2.

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Medicines of the Land: Sami reflections on the role and use of indigenous medicine today

Medicines of the Land: Sami reflections on the role and use of indigenous medicine today

July 23, 2020

The Sámi are recognized as an Indigenous people in Finland. Ethnobotany is very important to them, with one particular species of plant, boska (angelica) which is used in gastronomy and also as medicine.

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Buffalo Are the Backbone of Lakota Food Sovereignty

Buffalo Are the Backbone of Lakota Food Sovereignty

July 21, 2020

What is the link between the wellbeing and autonomy of indigenous peoples and animal poaching, along with the introduction of sugar, refined and canned foods, salts and preservatives? Read about the history of the buffalo nation and what they did about it.

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How One Indigenous Nation is reclaiming Their Food System - One Breakfast at a Time

How One Indigenous Nation is reclaiming Their Food System – One Breakfast at a Time

July 16, 2020

The wampis community is conserving the lakes in their lands, and rejecting introduced foods to rescue their traditional heritage by returning to natural food such as wild fish, free range chicken, fruits and vegetables.

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Indigenous Corn Keepers are Helping Communities Recover and Reunite With Their Traditional Foods

Indigenous Corn Keepers are Helping Communities Recover and Reunite With Their Traditional Foods

July 14, 2020

A network of indigenous corn keepers are assisting Indigenous Nations in Turtle Island by uniting them with sacred seeds and traditional food sources.

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Chief George Manuel Memorial Indigenous Library

The library is dedicated to the memory of Secwepemc Chief George Manuel (1921-1989), to the nations of the Fourth World and to the elders and generations to come.

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