Stories about Indigenous from September, 2017
Brazil’s Belo Monte Hydroelectric Plant License Is Suspended Again
The works are frozen until the hydroelectric plant improves the resettlement housing for the hundreds of displaced families in Altamira, Pará, Brazil.
After Years of Cultural Appropriation, Mayan Weavers Want Legal Protection for Their Heritage
“...our work is not being valued [...] Rather, there has been an appropriation and a commodification of the culture and the designs.”
Native Stereotypes, Beware: Indigenous Comic Con in the US Is Nearly Here
"We got superheroes, we got soldiers, we got everybody...It is showing across the spectrum, rather than just a historicized view, of essentially, what boils down to cowboys and Indians."
Indigenous Rappers from Brazil Are Using the Internet to Bring Their Message to the Masses
“I speak the truth, I don't want to be like you/I sing about various issues and with that I am showing/That indigenous voices are the voices of today.”
The Indigenous Tharu People of Nepal Risk Losing Their Once-Mandatory Art of Tattooing
We don't take anything with us when we die, but I will take these tattoos. It is a gift of this life and this nature to take to my afterlife.
The Population of Nepal’s Naumuthe Cow, One of the World’s Smallest Cattle Breeds, Is Dwindling
There are only 447 individuals of the Achhami cattle breed left.
Mayan Muslims of Mexico Are Redefining Indigenous Identity
"Indigenous people are not merely empty shells for foreign ideologies to be planted on, but masters and directors of their own story."
Tepache and Pulque: Two Traditional Mexican Beverages Looking for Their Place in the Present
Get to know these ancient drinks that most tourists, and locals, overlook in the Mexican capital.
Local Groups Warn Suicide Is on the Rise Among Iran's Impoverished Arab Ahwazi Community
Ahwazi Arabs experience systematic discrimination in Iran. "There are people who have had to change their first and last name...to hide their Ahwazi Arab identity to get hired."