Chief Raoni Metuktire, an Indigenous leader who became a symbol of the fight for the preservation of the Amazon forest in Brazil, has been hospitalized with symptoms of pneumonia and tested positive for the new coronavirus.
By Associated Press
A California tribe whose ancestral lands span across the U.S.-Mexico border is suing the Trump administration to block construction of a section of border wall that the Kumeyaay people say is desecrating sacred burial sites.
By Julie Watson, Associated Press
The top court's justices voted unanimously that the government must install health checkpoints for isolated Indigenous villages plus draft and implement a plan to remove outsiders now within protected areas illegally.
By Débora Álvares, Associated Press
COVID-19 has ripped through Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indian families. Almost 10% of the tribe’s roughly 11,000 members have tested positive for the virus. More than 75 have died.
By Leah Willingham, Associated Press
By Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press
The first deaths from COVID-19 have come to a vast, remote region of the Amazon that Brazil’s government says is home to greatest concentration of isolated Indigenous groups in the world.
By Randall Akee, EconoFact
Some Native American populations are facing disproportionately high COVID-19 infection and mortality rates. Understanding how the disease is affecting these communities is important to mitigating the damage.
By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press
The topic has haunted the Massachusetts senator even before she announced she'd seek the Democratic nomination for president.
By Rob Gillies, Associated Press
Demonstrators have set up blockades in British Columbia and Ontario in solidarity with opponents of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project that crosses the traditional territory of the Wet'suwet'en First Nation in northwestern British Columbia.
By Nicola Jones, Yale Environment 360
With their deep ties to the land and reliance on fishing, hunting, and gathering, indigenous tribes are especially vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Now, native communities across North America are stepping up to adopt climate action plans to…
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