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Stories about Indigenous

Crimean Tatar leader's arrest latest in crackdown on political activism in Crimea

The arrest of Crimean Tatar political leader Nariman Dzhelyal is a grim reminder of the reality of Russian annexation of Ukraine's Crimea.

Is a revival of Tatar selfhood possible despite Russia's identity politics?

Can the political limitations on the use and teaching of native languages in Russia propel the revival of Tatar national identity?

Cambodia’s China-funded mega dam linked to rights abuses and loss of fisheries

"Today, everything the dammed-up rivers provided – food, water, an income from fishing – is gone."

LIVE on August 25 (in Spanish): How COVID-19 fueled the protests in Cuba, Guatemala and Colombia

From Cuba to Colombia to Guatemala—countries with very different political contexts—people have taken to streets in recent times to demand change. What do these countries have in common?

The decline of Occitan: A failure of cultural initiatives, or abandonment by the state?

A setback for Occitan, spoken by more than half a million people in France, due to failed cultural initiatives or to the policy of the French State?

From Mexico to Australia, Indigenous youth reimagine the internet for their languages

The internet plays a role in imposing hegemonic language, but young people are using it to carve space for their languages.

The French government’s U-turn on regional languages

A new law passed in May 2021 has reignited the debate around France's regional languages

In Colombia, ‘yatules’ are the Misak people's pantry and pharmacy

"The yatul is made up of associated crops such as potato, corn, beans, and onion, among other medicinal plants, whose nutrients complement each other and keep the land healthy."

These African animators are saving their native languages using cartoons

Animation is an effective way of teaching young Africans life skills and languages that are often not taught in schools, as most African governments adopt official languages while discouraging native ones.

WATCH: Indigenous+Digital: How young people are revitalizing their native languages on the internet

Missed the live stream of the July 13 Global Voices Insights webinar about the role of young people in Indigenous language revitalization? Here's a replay.

The Awá people in Colombia threatened by foreign armed and socio-environmental conflict

"Being part of Awá families, I believe that any situation that affects the territory, the social, cultural, and spiritual fabric of our people and our Awá families implies being a...

COVID-19 kills Brazil's last Juma warrior

According to information obtained by Amazônia Real, Juma received medication promoted by Bolsonaro's government as "early treatment," but with no proven efficacy.

LIVE on July 13: Indigenous+Digital: How young people are revitalizing their native languages on the internet

The involvement of young people is a key factor in keeping Indigenous languages alive. Join us for a conversation with language activists from Australia and Mexico to find out more!

Amazon Prime TV series dangerously misrepresents Eelam Tamil narratives and histories

An Indian TV show, which launched its second season on Amazon Prime recently, landed deep in controversy for portraying the Lankan Tamils in a highly colourist and problematic manner.

Green playlist: Asian short films on protecting the environment

These films feature the struggles of various communities across the Asia-Pacific region as they defend their lands, environment and cultural heritage.

Germany recognizes colonial-era genocide in Namibia, but survivors say it's not enough

More than 100 years after the genocide of Namibia’s Ovaherero and Nama ethnic groups, Germany acknowledges its guilt and will fund projects in Namibia over a period of thirty years.

Indigenous people denounce Chinese oil giant's extractions in Peru's Amazon Forest

A coalition of non-governmental and indigenous organizations came together to hold their government and companies accountable

Global Voices’ top stories on biodiversity, as the planet observes World Environment Day

A selection of our best recent stories highlighting the importance of biodiversity and the achievements and challenges associated with these efforts around the world.

South Asian examples show the centrality of nature in indigenous art

Modern societies can learn much from indigenous art about the importance of nurturing our relationship with nature.

Ukraine commemorates 77th anniversary of Crimean Tatar deportation

The trauma and memory of the deportation remain central to the history and identity of the Crimean Tatars and have gained renewed attention since Russia's occupation of Crimea in 2014.

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