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Japans Vanishing Ainu Will Finally Be Recognized as Indigenous People
Offbeat  (tags: Japan, Ainu, indigenous people, Oki Kano, Hokkaido prefecture, Kuril Islands, Russia, bears, wolves, water, wind, fire )

- 27 days ago -
Early residents of northern Japan in what is now the Hokkaido prefecture and the Kuril Islands and Sakhalin off the east coast of Russia. They revered bears and wolves, and worshiped gods embodied in the natural elements like water, fire and wind.
Peru's Newest National Park Safeguards 2 Million Acres of Amazon Rainforest
Offbeat  (tags: peru, Amazon wilderness, rainforest, flora and fauna, protection, ecosystems, National Park, indigenous people, preservation )

- 488 days ago -
The Peruvian government announced it will establish a new and enormous national park in the Amazon. Yaguas National Park, located in the northern region of Loreto, consists of 2,147,166 acres of rainforest, a vast river system and is home to more than...
Peter Garrett Reflects on Midnight Oil Anthem Beds Are Burning
Offbeat  (tags: culture, Midnight Oil, protest song, land rights, indigenous people )

- 917 days ago -
The song Midnight Oil was "born to write". Midnight Oil's land rights anthem "Beds Are Burning" resonated throughout the world as well as with politically minded music fans in countries that had colonised lands already inhabited by indigenous people.
TAKE ACTION: I'M Standing With Indigenous Australians
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- 1011 days ago -
- Fixing the broken justice system: set targets to reduce soaring incarceration rate - Adequate resourcing for Indigenous organisations and peak bodies including National Congress and Aboriginal Legal services
Forest Lands and Indigenous People 'Increasingly InsecureâEUR(TM) as Paris Agreement Signed
Offbeat  (tags: Paris Agreement, Forest lands, indigenous people )

- 1121 days ago -
Representatives from 155 countries are in New York to sign a climate-change agreement to limit the rise in global temperatures. Forest-dwelling indigenous peoples claim the pact ignores them and that they face assaults when trying to protect their land.
Indigenous Australia Exhibition Tells Many Stories
Offbeat  (tags: Indigenous People, Art, Art Exhibition, Civilization, Australia )

- 1464 days ago -
It is just past 8 a.m. on a chilly London morning and the gates of the British Museum have yet to open.
Indigenous Bolivia Begins to Shine Under Morales Regime
Offbeat  (tags: indigenous people, race, Morales regime, Bolivia )

- 1604 days ago -
In the highland city of El Alto, which sits just above La Paz, Aymaran architect Freddy Mamani Silvestre is a busy man. He is known as the king of Andean architecture, building dozens of houses that are changing the face of the El Alto
NSW Calls for Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous People
Offbeat  (tags: indigenous people, constitutional recognition, New South Wales, Australia )

- 1630 days ago -
New South Wales has become the first state government to support a referendum to change the constitution to recognise indigenous Australians.
Giving the Amazon Rainforest Back to the Awa Tribe
Offbeat  (tags: Amazon, rainforest, indigenous people, endangered tribe, Brazil )

- 1824 days ago -
Logging in the Brazilian Amazon has had a devastating effect on the rainforest and its indigenous people. However, a new operation by the army, air force and military police is designed to save an endangered tribe - by keeping loggers off their land.
Indigenous Craftswomen Take On Mexican Fashion World
Offbeat  (tags: mexico, crafts, embroidery, women, fashion, many colours, Otomi, indigenous people, income, fair pay, secure jobs, ethnic groups )

- 2933 days ago -
Reina Perez, an Otomi indigenous craftswomen in the central Mexican state of Queretaro, skillfully embroiders "grecas" or traditional design motifs in threads of many colours, on fabrics that will be used to make dresses, skirts and blouses.
Lessons From Rooibos Tea
Offbeat  (tags: rooibos tea, South Africa, colonialist, indigenous people, market, industry, success, export, marginalise, NGO, cooperatives, fairtrade, agriculture, farmers, just rewards )

- 3255 days ago -
Rooibos tea is as uniquely South African as Champagne is French and Parmesan Italian, writes Glenn Ashton. It should be one of the country's roaring success stories while providing a platform for the upliftment of its traditional owners, the indigenous
Group Promoting Ecotourism and the Samai Orang Asli Way of Life
Offbeat  (tags: ecotourism, Malaysia, orang asli, nature conservation, indigenous people )

- 3424 days ago -
The Semai orang asli village in Ulu Geroh is the only known indigenous group working towards promoting ecotourism and the lifestyle of their people. Calling themselves Friends of Ecotourism and Nature Conservation (Semai), they take visitors into jungle
Invest Wisely. End Poverty. | Microfinance at MicroPlace
Offbeat  (tags: gift, cause, give, poverty, indigenous people )

- 3455 days ago -
Purchase a gift certificate for any cause on our site and send it to someone on your shopping list. Any cause you choose will help the working poor break the cycle of poverty. Free $20 Gift! Give now and you'll get a free $20 gift certificate to give

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