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South Dakota: A government reconsiders holiday honors

In 1990, South Dakota took a great leap forward in reconciling its ugly history with its Indigenous population when the state legislature unanimously approved a measure to change Columbus Day to Native American Day. It was a symbolic victory, but not an empty one, as several states, many universities, and more than 100 cities went on to recognize what’s now called Indigenous Peoples Day. More Americans have become aware of the atrocities of Columbus and the impact his “discovery” of America had on the millions of people who already lived there.
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Top 10 New Ways To Explore Canada’s Indigenous Culture

Looking for new and unforgettable ways to explore Canada’s Indigenous cultures and histories? Here are 10 Indigenous tourism experiences to look forward to in 2022. These unique, immersive experiences allow visitors the opportunity to indulge in great cuisine, explore amazing landscapes, learn about plants and wildlife and discover traditional cultural teachings with skilled Indigenous guides. Here are just 10 of the best.
LIFESTYLE
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Decline of biodiversity, health of Indigenous peoples interconnected

When Danika Littlechild was growing up in Maskwacis, Alta., her uncle would pick her up after school and walk her home through the bush to her kôhkom’s (grandmother’s) house. He would show her different plants and fungi along the way, teaching her their names and telling stories about when to harvest and how to use them for medicine.
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Johnson: Proposed social studies standards wrong for Colorado

Should Colorado first-graders be trained to stereotype how “African American, Latino, Asian American, Indigenous Peoples, LGBTQ, and religious minority cultures (are) different…”? Should sixth-graders be coached to think that their racial identity determines if they’re a “contributing citizen” in America?. If the Colorado State...
COLORADO STATE

Proposed Washington bill would create alert system for missing indigenous people

SPOKANE, Wash. — More than four times as many indigenous women go missing than white women in Washington, according to the Urban Indian Health Institute in Seattle. House Bill 1725 would help bring closure to some of those families. State agencies have reported 107 cases to Washington State Patrol, but the number is substantially higher because many go unreported. “I’m...
SPOKANE, WA
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Researchers urge that forest conservation policies must protect the rights of indigenous peoples. – Science Inquirer

Global policy commitments on conservation, such as the recent COP26 Declaration on Forests and Land Use, are a step in the right direction, but policy makers have learned that all initiatives, including indigenous peoples, can learn from the long and problematic history of forest conservation. Must be guaranteed.An international consortium of indigenous scholarly activists and social, cultural, environmental and behavioral scientists claims in a correspondence released today. [13] In the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution.
ENVIRONMENT
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Awareness Is Growing for Missing Indigenous Women and Girls

While sensationalized cases of missing and endangered women have gone viral over the past several years, the most recent case being that of Gabby Petito, cases involving Indigenous women who have gone missing or are believed to be in danger under similar circumstances have not been given adequate attention. Just a few of these women are Mary Ellen Johnson from Tulalip, Washington who was last heard from while she was on the Tulalip Reservation on November 24, 2020; Courtney Corrinna Holden from Spokane, Washington who has been classified as Endangered Missing as of July 1, 2018; and Ruthie Fawn Kindness who was last seen in Parkland, Washington on February 7, 2011. These women all disappeared under suspicious circumstances, yet the alarm was not sounded for them as we hear for non-Indigenous peoples. These are just three out of hundreds of Indigenous women who are missing and endangered across the United States as a whole.
WASHINGTON STATE
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Chief Chat: International decade of Indigenous Languages launched from Cherokee Nation Reservation

For a few days this month, Cherokee Nation was the global center of the movement to save Indigenous languages. Language leaders from all over the world gathered in Tahlequah to kick off the United Nations’ International Decade of Indigenous Languages. For the 10-year period from 2022 to 2032, all 193 countries of the UN have committed to supporting the language rights of Indigenous Peoples.
TAHLEQUAH, OK
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Investing in Indigenous youth through Native Spirit

Amanda Hunter’s commitment to Indigenous health equity, specifically for youth and young adults, is shaping her prolific work as a Center for Health Equity Research (CHER) postdoctoral scholar. Her interest in developing Indigenous health equity started almost 10 years ago. After earning her bachelor’s degree in physiology, Amanda Urbina,...
FLAGSTAFF, AZ
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Chief Chat: International Decade of Indigenous Languages launched from Cherokee Nation Reservation

For a few days this month, Cherokee Nation was the global center of the movement to save Indigenous languages. Language leaders from all over the world gathered in Tahlequah to kick off the United Nations’ International Decade of Indigenous Languages. For the 10-year period from 2022 to 2032, all 193 countries of the UN have committed to supporting the language rights of Indigenous Peoples.
TAHLEQUAH, OK
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Countering climate collapse: the Spring Revolution must centre indigenous voices

At COP-26, Indigenous representatives from across the world went to Glasgow to raise their voices, and try to influence the decisions that would shape the future of our planet. Despite their clear calls for a future in which fossil fuels are left in the ground, local ownership of land and forests is respected, and natural resources are used for need rather than endless profiteering—their vision was not delivered. Instead over 500 fossil fuel lobbyists joined the conference, advocating for a world in which fossil fuels continue to be taken from the earth and emissions released into the atmosphere.
ENVIRONMENT

US federal holidays 2022: Full list of dates from Martin Luther King Jr Day to Thanksgiving

With the new year here, it’s officially time to start marking the dates of federal holidays on our calendars in anticipation of the long weekends we can expect.First introduced by Congress in 1885 when it was decided that federal employees should have certain days off from work, the list of US federal holidays is made up of 11 days of significance that Americans recognise - and celebrate.To ensure that these holidays are observed, certain guidelines have been put in place, with federal holidays that fall on a Saturday observed by federal employees on the previous Friday, while holidays that fall...
U.S. POLITICS
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VIDEO: French firm Sézane accused of humiliating an indigenous woman in Oaxaca

The Ministries of the Interior, through the National Council to Prevent Discrimination, rejected the denigrating and mocking treatment of the French brand by using Zapotec women from Teotitlán del Valle, as well as profiting from their image, and considering their identity and identity as an object. Employees of the...
BUSINESS
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Human Rights Watch report criticizes Canada on Indigenous, climate issues

OTTAWA – An international watchdog is taking Canada to task in a new report over what it says are serious domestic and foreign policy challenges on human rights. The annual report by the New York-based Human Rights Watch states that, while Trudeau’s government made progress in advancing human rights issues in its six years of power, it failed to address Indigenous inequality, tackle climate change, or oversee Canadian mining operations abroad. It also fails to assist Canadians who are trapped in Syria. The report notes Canada’s efforts to reconcile with Indigenous Peoples, but also documents the challenges faced. This includes the aftermath of last year’s discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves that contained children who were forced to attend residential schools.
IMMIGRATION
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