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· June, 2015

Stories about Indigenous from June, 2015

Ecuador's Sarayaku People Are Preserving Their Identity Through Video

Sarayaku youth in Ecuador are using new technologies to preserve their cultural identity and ancestral legends.

Bolivia Greenlights Controversial Highway, Oil and Gas Extraction in National Parks

Bolivian President Evo Morales escalates the stakes in the debate over extractivism as an anti-poverty strategy.

A Magazine for Bolivia's Iconic ‘Cholita’ Indigenous Women

"...perhaps it's about time to change things up so that women are the ones that have the power."

Peruvian Ministry of Education Makes 24 Indigenous Alphabets Official

A New Mesoamerican Film and Radio Festival Is Spreading the Word About Indigenous Struggles

The First Mesoamerican Community Film and Radio Festival began on June 10 in Oaxaca and will continue on to various countries in the region from later in June.

Mexico’s Independent Media Crackdown Threatens Indigenous Radio in Oaxaca

Community radio stations devoted to indigenous groups in Mexico once more confront governmental limitations on their work, facing off against elites with a distinct set of political ambitions.

Ahead of Mexico's Vote, a Young Indigenous Woman Asks for an End to Silence Over Deaths and Disappearances

Her criticism of Nobel Peace Prize recipient Rigoberta Menchú's call to vote echoed through social media, adding weight to the argument to annul Mexico's June 7 elections.

Water Is Life for Ecuador's Sarayaku People

Digital video direct from the Sarayaku territory in the Ecuadorian Amazon is helping to showcase the ongoing commitment to protect their lands from oil, gas, and mineral extraction.

Readers Can Now Enjoy Little Red Riding Hood and Other Fairy Tales in the Cree Language

Through the efforts of a blogger, popular fairy tales and fables are now available in the Cree language in an attempt to encourage greater literacy in this native language.

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